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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 (2L), Mrs Robson (2L), Miss Cash (2T) and Miss Whitney (2P).  You may also work with Miss Patterson, Mrs Cruikshank, Mr Parsons and Mrs Ebling.


Autumn

The topic for this term is "Life on the Ocean Wave", We will be exploring this topic in lots of exciting ways in all our subjects. For example, we will investigate habitats and food chains in Science; we will find out all about the life of Captain Scott in history and  we will be using percussion to tell the story of Peter and the Wolf in music . We will also explore a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Please keep an eye out for our classroom displays and on the windows to see examples of the children's work.

General Routines

PE will happen on Mondays and Wednesdays. We would ask you to ensure that your PE kit is in school at all times.

We will be giving out MyMaths and spelling homework every week. In the next few weeks all children will be given log in details for MyMaths. Please let us know if you have any problems.

The spelling homework this term will be to use lots of different strategies to learn how to spell words, in preparation for our weekly spelling tests starting after Christmas. Thank you for all the support and practise that you do at home.

We will 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. Please see the attached information for how to log on to LetterJoin. The website has lots of interactive activities that the children can use to practise their handwriting.