Year 2 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 2!
Our teaching team includes Mrs Chapman: Class Teacher,
Mrs Thomas and Miss Sheard.
This is my 21st year in teaching, but my very first year at Buglawton Primary School! I am excited to be working here, and really looking forward to getting to know all of the Year 2 children and their families.
On this page, you will find links to useful homework information, parents' presentations and topic overviews.
I will also share what activities we have been working on together as a class and some of our key whole-school events.
Reading: It is the expectation at Buglawton that our pupils read every night. This only needs to be 5-10 minutes in a quiet room. Try to ask your child questions about the text. Can they predict what might happen? Who are the characters? Where is the scene set? What are the characters like?
Please write in your child's planner each time you read, so that we know when to change their book.
Spellings: This year the children will be learning spellings using the online app Spelling Shed. The children will be given usernames and passwords where they can go online and learn their spellings in a fun and exciting way.
Our Learning Journey
Spellings for week beginning 27.01.20 are:
This week, we will review the spellings from the previous half term to ensure the children know them
The spellings are:
Stage 1: split digraph i - five like side spike fire ride time slide trike mice
Common exception words: they be he me she
Stage 2: ier and iest - happier happiest angriest angrier drier driest tidier tidiest funnier funniest
Common exception words: old cold gold hold told
Well done to our Spelling Shed stars this week:
Izzy, Edie, Sara
Best spellers are:
1st: Ella, Allanah, Isabella, Finn, Edie, Sara
2nd: Bleu, Lila, Annabelle
We are currently working on the alternative pronunciations of ow, ie, ea, er.
Learning our times tables is really important. We are now using the online program Times Tables Rock Stars. Each child has a username and password.
The children also need to be confident with numbers bonds to 10 and their relationship with number bonds to 100 i.e 9+1 90+10.
Times Table Rockstar winners are: 1st Ella, 2nd Izzy, 3rd Lucy
STARS ON STAGE this week is: Evie
In Autumn 1, we completed our Congleton topic: How has Buglawton changed?
We went to Congleton museum to look at maps and pictures of Congleton over the years and we walked in the local area, focussing on evidence of the past such as buildings like mills and road names.
In class, we interviewed a member of the local community who had lived in Buglawton all their life, compared maps over 300 years old, used GoogleEarth to find where we lived, shared what our favourite things were in the local area and made our own maps of our journeys to school.
In Autumn 2 our topic was World Kitchen. We went to Pizza Express in Knutsford, where the children got the chance to make their own pizzas. They were so well behaved and absolutely loved being chefs! We have completed 2 science topics: Animals including Humans and Living things and their habitats, online safety and will have completed the D.T: design and make a smoothie.
Year 2 have begun their new topic: We can be heroes. Look at the topic web and knowledge organiser to help support your child at school and at home.
In Autumn 1 our text was Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis. You can find video clips of the book on You tube. We used the text to write our own finding stories and a set of instructions to make a home for a creature we created.
When two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt. They find a bog baby.Small and blue with wings like a dragon, the girls decideto make him their secret.....
Jeanne Willis has written lots of other stories for children. Can you find out what some of them are called?
In Autumn 2, we used the text Handa's Surprise. This linked to our topic World Kitchen. The children got the opportunity to taste foods from the story and learn about Kenya where the story is set and compare it to where we live.
Handa put seven different delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend Akeyo as a surprise. But Handa's walk takes her past a variety of animals, and the fruits do look very inviting.
They have written their own stories in the style of Handa'a Surprise
Edgar the dragon
To encourage writing in the run up to Christmas, we used the John Lewis advert: Edgar the Dragon to retell the story and change the endings. These were super and the children really engaged in this.
Who's your superhero? Maybe a grandparent?
We will be using this amazing book to write a return narrative and a non-chronilogical report in the Spring term.
Please look at the author Benji Davies, reading the book in through youtube:
In the Autumn term, our focus was Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, and Money
In Spring term we will complete Money and Multiplication and division, following these with Statistics, Properties of Shape, Fractions, and Measurement: length and height.
Websites that may help are: https://topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10, https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/42675177
Every Tuesday, Miss Sheard will take some of the pupils from Year 2 to take part in the Forest schools programme in the school's outdoor environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to learn life skills which will help them in all aspects of their learning . Every child in Year 2 will have the opportunity to do this and a letter will be e-mailed to the parents when it is their child's turn.
P.E in Year 2 will be on a Friday. Please ensure that your child has a full P.E kit that is labelled in school at all times.
On Wednesday children from Year 2 will take part in a community dance project. Mr Jervis will take the pupils to the church hall for these exciting sessions.
We are always looking for volunteers to help us. This may be by coming on a trip, hearing readers, or jobs like sticking in / cutting out children's work or sharpening pencils. If you are interested in helping in anyway, or you have expertise in a certain area that may benefit the pupils in Year Two, please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff in the Year Two class. Thank you to the 4 parents who have offered their time so far.
Files to Download
Year 2: Gallery items
Year 2: Calendar items
Cake Sale, by Mr Jervis
Governor Coffee Morning - all parents/carers are welcome, by Mr Jervis
Half-term begins, by Mr Jervis