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We have been very impressed with how Year 2 have settled back into the new routines. It shows that you have been working really hard with them over lockdown. We are looking forward to sharing your child’s successes during parent calls this month.

Monster Phonics

The Year 2 children have enjoyed getting to know all of the monsters in Monster Phonics.

What is Monster Phonics?

The 26 letters of the alphabet and combinations of these letters make 44 speech sounds in English. The 44 sounds (phonemes) are spelt by 144 different letter combinations (graphemes). For example, the sound A is spelt 5 different ways ay (play), ai (train). Traditional ways of learning to spell can be time-consuming and for some children they are ineffective. Monster Phonics categorises sounds into 10 areas and uses the Monsters as a categorisation. Each monster has a different colour. That colour represents that way of spelling the sound. Watch the video https://monsterphonics.com/how-it-works/

Meet the Monsters

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Monster Phonics is giving parents free access to resources. There are loads of fun videos for each of the sounds1 Here is a guide (https://monsterphonics.com/helping-parents-to-support-their-children/) to help you get started!

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Spelling diary

Spellings are critical to your child’s learning in Year 2. We have made your child a spelling diary so that they are able to practise their spellings at home. Ideally, it would be great if they could practise their spellings at least 3 times a week. Everyday would be fantastic!

Please can your child bring their book in every Wednesday for their spelling quiz.

Your child’s book will be returned to them the next day on Thursday so they can practise their new spellings and any that they spelt incorrectly in the test.

Welcome Back

Summer has flown by and we are ready to start a new year with fresh eyes. It may not be with our normal routines but the children have continued to blow us away with how well they have adapted to a new way of school life.

Now the children have had a few days to settle in, we wanted to say thank you for a successful return to school. As ever, we continue to learn and adapt our new routines to make sure that school life operates as smoothly as possible. We will always respond to guidance and let you know as advice changes. We appreciate that there has been a lot to take on board, so here is an outline of some of the key information so far.

Coming into school.

As you are aware, entry times into school are staggered to minimise the numbers of people on the school site.

Our entry time is 8:40 from the SureStart gate.

Our exit time is 3:00 from the SureStart gate.

If your child has a sibling in Years 1, 3 & 5, they are able to come in with their brother or sister at the earlier time of 8:40.

Things that can come into school.

Packed lunches can come into school alongside a separate water bottle so that this can be filled up and used throughout the day. We ask that children don’t come in with squash.

A sensible coat – we aim to teach outside as much as possible (even in the drizzle).

Sensible shoes – the children will still spend time in the Outdoor classroom and on the field – so mud is inevitable.

Daily Reading books – this will be organised in due course.

Things that can’t come into school

We kindly ask that children don’t bring in rucksacks, bags, book bags and P.E. bags – this will help us clean the classrooms regularly.

Unfortunately, Birthday cakes, sweets and invitations can’t be handed out in school at this time.

Cuddly toys and other things such as pencil cases and play things can’t come into school.

P.E timetable:

Outdoor P.E.

As P.E. kits cannot come into school, we ask that children come in wearing their P.E kit on a Tuesday, our outdoor P.E. day for this half term.

We ask that children try to wear;

Joggers or tracksuit bottoms (preferably school colours)

Trainers.

T-shirt (preferably school colours)

School Jumper

We would ask that children do not wear jeans or football kits on PE days.

Earrings should not be worn to school on PE days. If they are newly pierced then you should send your child in with surgical tape covering them. We only allow small stud earrings in school at any time and sleepers or dangly earrings are not permitted for health and safety reasons.

Indoor P.E 

In order for each year group to have access to the school hall and for it to be cleaned, each year group will have an allotted day throughout the week. This will change weekly, enabling all year groups to have access. You will receive a text the day before each indoor P.E session so that the children know when to come into school wearing their P.E clothes. Outdoor P.E days will stay the same each week.

COSMIC

Your COSMIC time will be on Wednesday. We are not able to provide coats or welly boots, please ensure that children come in suitable shoes and have coats and jumpers on cold days. We will try to keep children away from the mud and will not be going out in heavy rain but please only send them in shoes that you are happy to get a bit messy.

Reading

In order for the children to be really successful, fluent readers and after having an extended break from their book bands, we feel that it may benefit children to re-visit their previous colour bands. We understand that this isn’t our normal routine however, we want to make sure that the children can confidently access a range of reading books whilst regaining some of the skills that they may have forgotten during lockdown. We believe that this will really help children to regain their confidence and continue their love of reading. We will be continuing all our in school reading rewards and hope you can support us with as much reading as possible at home.

We are looking forward to working with you over the coming year. Although we might not always be able to chat at drop off or pick up times, we can be contacted by phone so please don’t hesitate to call if you have any concerns you’d like to discuss.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Year 2 Team

Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

We are really excited to welcome you back to school as Year Twos. We have been fortunate to get to know some of you who have been in school already! For those of you who haven’t been able to join us, please don’t worry, as school will be just as fun as it always was and we are looking forward to seeing you!

Next Year, we are starting an exciting new phonics scheme and we cannot wait to play all the games with you. Over Summer, it would be amazing if you could go on the website and even YouTube to watch some of the fantastic Monster Phonics videos.

Our year group theme is Disney’s Inside Out. We would love for you to watch the film, if possible, and make your very own Inside Out characters. We would love for you to share photos of these on the Year Two email address ready for September.

 

Don’t forget to stay safe and enjoy yourselves. Enjoy your summer holidays!

A huge thank you from Miss Heaton, Mrs Banbury & Mrs Forster, Mrs Gough, Mrs Cha Cha, Mrs Braiden & Mrs Plomer 😊

Reading, Writing & Maths - Home Learning Archive

As it is the end of term on Friday 17th July, this is the last set of home learning that will be uploaded to the website. We really hope that you have enjoyed the activities so far over the last few weeks.

This week you will find the following activities for you to complete:

  • A ‘Goodbye Year 2, Hello Year 3’ writing booklet. In here, you will find lots of fun activities to fill in all about your time in Year 2 including your favourite memories, the friends you have made, your funniest moment and your achievements of which we are sure there will be many! It also includes activities for you to complete about moving up to Year 3 including what you are most looking forward to, what you would like to learn next year and to tell them a little bit about what makes you special.
  • A Maths activity booklet – Using this booklet, you will be able to revise some of the Maths from this year to help prepare you for Year 3. Try your very best to do as much as you can but don’t worry if you have forgotten some things. There is an answer booklet so someone can mark your work for you or help you if you are stuck.
  • A Maths Mystery booklet – This week’s mystery is called The Mystery at Dragonspire Castle! Good luck!

We really hope to see you in school for transition day on either Monday 20th July or Wednesday 22nd July where you can meet your new teachers and see your new classrooms.

Year 2, although it was a much shorter year than we expected, you have made us very proud. We wish you all the very best of luck for your first year in the Juniors next year and we hope you have a fantastic summer holiday! See you in September!

The links below will open the worksheets.

Writing Task (13/07) – Transition

Maths Mystery (13/07) – Dragonspire Castle

Maths (13/07) – Revision Workbook

Maths (13/07) – Revision Workbook Answers

In Year 2, the Maths focus this week, beginning 6th July, is Fractions. You can download the workbook and answer book alongside this week’s Maths Mystery Challenge – The Mystery of the Missing Emoji!

The reading comprehension this week is all about the Chinese New Year whilst the writing task is to create a poem in any style that you like.

Proud of your work? Remember that you can email pieces in to share with your teachers on the year group emails! Have fun!

The links below will open the worksheets.

Reading Comprehension (06/07) – Chinese New Year

Writing Task (06/07) – Celebration Poems

Maths Mystery (06/07) – Missing Emoji

Maths (06/07) – Fractions Workbook 

Maths (06/07) – Fractions Workbook Answers 


In Year 2, the Maths focus this week, beginning 29th June, is Multiplication and Division. You can download the workbook and answer book alongside this week’s Maths Mystery Challenge – The Mystery at the Grand Portrait Gallery!

The reading comprehension this week is all about Fairtrade whilst the writing task is recipe instructions.

Proud of your work? Remember that you can email pieces in to share with your teachers on the year group emails! Have fun!

The links below will open the worksheets.

Reading Comprehension (29/06) – Fairtrade

Writing Task (29/06) – Instructions

Maths Mystery (29/06) – Grand Portrait Gallery

Maths (29/06) – Multiplication and Division Workbook 

Week beginning 29 June – Food


In Year 2, the Maths focus this week, beginning 22nd June, is Addition and Subtraction. You can download the workbook and answer book alongside this week’s Maths Mystery Challenge – The Mystery of the Missing Golden Goblet!

The reading comprehension this week is all about Captain Tom Moore and the writing task is a descriptive story about what could be at the end of a rainbow. Get creative!

Proud of your work? Remember that you can email pieces in to share with your teachers on the year group emails! Have fun!

The links below will open the worksheets.

Reading Comprehension (22/06) – Captain Tom Moore

Writing Task (22/06) – End of the rainbow

Maths Mystery (22/06) – Golden Goblet

Maths (22/06)– Addition & Subtraction Workbook

Maths (22/06) – Addition & Subtraction Workbook – Answers


In Year 2, the Maths focus this week is Number and Place Value. You can download the Place Value workbook and answer book alongside the Daytime Feather Maths Mystery Challenge. As it is Black History Month, the reading comprehension this week is all about Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole. The writing task is a story setting description where children will have to write a paragraph about the setting in the picture.

Reading Comprehension (15/06) – Mary Seacole

Writing Task (15/06) – Setting Description

Maths Mystery (15/06) – Daytime Feather

Maths (15/06) – Number Place and Value Workbook

Maths (15/06) – Number Place and Value Workbook – Answers

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