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Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 web page. In Year 2 we enjoy building our independence and using this to help us learn in a variety of ways. The teachers are Miss Keates, Mrs Wardman and Mrs Chorlton. The teaching assistants are Mrs Janghir, Mr Maroof, Mrs Bedford, Miss Ibrar, Miss Ibrar and Mrs Kauser. 

This half term in English we are focusing on the story 'Jim and the Beanstalk'. We will be developing our writing using description, conjunctions and punctuation (?, ! and .). With the aim of writing a letter from Jim to the Giant.  

In Maths we are making sure we understand division, fractions and geometry. We are using lots of equipment and images to help with this. We will then use this knowledge to solve problems and calculations. We enjoy maths as there are lots of ways to solve the problems and we can use the equipment around us in our classroom. 

We are starting a new topic called 'Green Fingers' linking with the science curriculum we will be learning about, plants and will be using our investigation skills to understand what plants need.    

To help your child at home you could practise counting in 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's backwards and forwards starting at any number up to 100. Also practising number bonds within 20. Children have been given passwords for Sum Dog, Spelling and Maths Shed, PIXL and Active Learn, if you have a computer at home then please try and access these as much as possible. 

When you are reading with your child please ask questions about what your child is reading and their opinions on the book as well as signing their reading jotters.

Examples of questions include:

  • What is your favourite part of the story?
  • Why do you like think a character did that?
  • What might happen next?
  • Can you find a word that means the same as……?

 

You could also ask your child their English and Maths targets and practise these skills with them.

 

Homework is given at the start of a half term and should be returned each Friday throughout the half term.  it will be marked in a Friday afternoon after the children have gone home so books will be returned on a Monday.  If you want to complete homework over the weekend please feel free to do this on paper and hand it in or stick it in the books. This will be our 'St Matthew's Super Six'. Spellings and reading should be done weekly.