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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

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We have a new "curriculum meeting" page with lots of useful information for Year 2 parents. There is also a "whole class reading" page, which will be updated every term-time Monday with the book we are reading in class that week, plus the VIPERS skills we will be focussing on.

Welcome to Year 2

The teachers in year 2 this year are, Miss Anderson (2L), Miss Handley (2T) and Miss Whitney (2P), with Mrs Marriott working on a Thursday in 2P.  You may also work with Mrs Cruikshank, Miss Darnbrough, and Mrs Heard. On a Monday afternoon, you will be taught by Miss Inglis, Señora Cameron or Mr Haywood.

If you need to contact one of the teachers , please email us on: year2-teachers@heymann.notts.sch.uk

Welcome back!

We are so excited to be back in school, ready for a new school year! We can't wait to get to know you all :) 

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 and learn about continents and oceans in geography. Our geography enquiry questions this term are “What is life like in the Freezer?” and “What is life like in Australia?” We will also explore a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts in English.

Please see our curriculum map below for more specific details in each of the subject areas. We will also be sending out more information about the curriculum over the coming weeks.

General Routines

PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. In the first half term we will be focussing on hockey and dance. We would ask you to ensure that your PE kit is in school at all times and that children have footwear suitable for being outside.

We will be giving out spelling homework every week on a Friday starting from 18/9/20. The homework this term will consist of practising a specific approach to learning spellings, in preparation for sending sets of spellings home to learn after Christmas. This will be accompanied by each child's login information for Spelling Shed.

On Friday 25th September we will also be sending home individual logins for the children to access MyMaths. This is an online resource which will be used to set weekly maths homework tasks to consolidate what we have been learning in class.

We will have daily whole-class reading sessions. Books will be collected in on a Tuesday, they will then be put into quarantine and a new book will be taken on a Friday. Between Tuesday and Friday children can borrow a school library book.

Further 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.

Target areas for this term

Reading - Retrieving information. When you are reading at home, if your child is reading their book fluently and confidently, stop them to ask questions about what they have read or ask them to recount the story/information after they have finished.

Writing- Consistent use of capital letters and full stops. Using 'and' to add information to a sentence. Using capital letters for the names of people and places.

Maths -  Number bonds to 10 and 20, e.g. 6+4, 7+3, 16+4, 17+3, Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

General support

Times tables and divisions - we focus on 2, 3, 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 o’clock and half past. Once they have mastered this, they can move on to telling the time to the nearest quarter of an hour. For Greater Depth children will be expected to tell the time to 5 minutes.

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 child's 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.