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Welcome to Year 2!

 

chris.carter@stfrancis.blackburn.sch.uk

 

Our P.E. days this half term are Tuesday and Wednesday so please make sure that P.E. kits are always in school.

 

Reading books will be changed when they have been read at home, signed by a carer and placed in the box in the classroom in the morning. This can be daily if your child is a prolific reader or weekly if they are working up to it.

Even if a book has not been completed please return both reading book and reading record to school each day.

 

Homework will be given out on Thursday and will be returned to school on the following Tuesday. Please ensure that the work is not brought back early as spellings will be part of the homework and can't be learned in a day.

 

Maths homework will consist of an activity similar to one done in class during the week. This homework should be an independent activity so please make a note on the work if your child has struggled or let one of the Year 2 team know.

 

 

 

This half term we will be looking at ...

The Great Fire of London.

 

We will be learning about what life was like in London 350 years ago. We will use sources of information from the past to discover how the fire started and what was done to try to put it out. We will also learn about how things have changed so that something similar couldn't happen again.

 

We will be learning about collage and how different artists have been influenced by this technique.

 

We will look at pictures produced by Matisse, Kandinski and Picasso and be influenced by their work.

 

 

English work

 

We will be deepening our understanding of adjectives and increasing our vocabulary.

We will be building on the hard work of the children to write in greater detail and with greater use of compound sentences.

 

In SPaG work we will be learning more about suffixes and how they change the root word.

 

As a new Year 2 pupil you will be the proud owner of a Mathletics login. You will be able to play lots of fun games online and earn certificates. Mathletics is a great way to sharpen your mental maths skills and have fun at the same time.

 

Click on the link below to go to the Mathletics website.

We will be learning about shape including both 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.

We will be building on our knowledge of place value and beginning to use this to solve mathematical problems.

 

Our times tables are improving and we will be working on rapid recall of the 2s, 5s and 10s as well as working towards 3s and 4s.


Children should be familiar with a 100 square and it can be a useful aid in adding numbers.

Below is a link to splat square 100 which can be used by children to add 10s to numbers either by counting on 10 or moving 1 square down on the 100 square.

 

Please find links below for other useful games for Year 2 children.

 

Year 2's Times Table Champions:

We will work up to times tables throughout the year. Year 2 children need to know x2, x3, x4, x5 and x10 by the end of Year 2.

 

 

Champions so far:

 

Georgia Eccles

 

Previous winners:

Mya Avakian,Tess Hazard, Floyd Rogerson, Aimee Davis, Matthew Barton, Coben Ashton, Laila Hough, Reuben Norcross , Finn Bradshaw, Scarlett Booth, Evie Verlander and Lenia Aman.

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