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Heymann Primary School

Inspiring and motivating our children
to be the best they can be

Welcome to Year 2

The teachers in year 2 this year are, Mrs Watson, Mrs Robson, Miss Goswami and Mr Arch.  You may also work with Miss Kavanagh, Mrs Dosanjh, Mrs Lowes and Mrs Ebling.


Spring

The topic for this term is "Dungeons and Dragons", We will be focusing our topic and English lessons on becoming knights and learning all about castles, dragons, artefacts and historical settings. We will do this through a range of fiction and non-fiction texts to stimulate the learning that we cover. Please see our curriculum map below for more specific details in each of the subject areas.

 

General Routines

PE will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, but we would ask you to ensure that your PE kit is in school at all times as we may need to change our days. 

We will be giving out MyMaths and spelling homework every week. All the children have been given log in details for MyMaths and so far, it has been successful, but please let us know if you have any problems.

We will be starting to give out spelling sets every week and testing these on a Friday morning. We used the first term to provide lots of spelling techniques and now we would like the children to apply these by using the one(s) they find work best for them.

We will continue to have daily guided reading sessions (ensuring every child receives a guided reading session with the teacher once a week) and please remember that books can be changed at any time. 

 

Support at home

Any extra support that you can give your child at home to support their learning is fantastic. We know that it can sometimes be hard to know what to focus on or what activities to do. We encourage you to come in and have a chat if you are unsure but below are just a few ideas that we know really help the children at school.

Timestables and divisions - we focus on 2, 5 and 10 in Year 2.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Time - being able to read a clock to the nearest quarter of an hour but mainly o'clock and half past.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=telling+time

Reading - many studies have concluded that 10 minutes reading a day has a huge positive impact on a childs educational development, as well as being a fun activity to do!

https://www.nala.ie/news/reading-your-child-10-minutes-day-can-make-huge-difference-0

Handwriting - we use the Cursive writing style and the website below has some great support ideas.

http://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/