In Year 2 our teachers are Miss Vale (SV) and Mrs Gadsby (RG).
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Watkins, Miss Alborghetti, Mrs Wass and Miss Clarke.
Autumn 1: Superheroes!
We are very excited to begin our Year 2 adventure with you! We will be learning all about real life superheroes. In English, we will be writing stories and instructions. We will be exploring place value and addition and subtraction in maths lessons. In our history lessons, we will be learning all about 'nurturing nurses' such as Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. We will finish by interviewing a real nurse. We will learn about healthy food choices and make our own healthy sandwiches in science and DT.
Class SV will have PE on Tuesday and Friday. Class RG will have PE on Monday and Wednesday. Children can now bring their named PE kit to school in their PE bag. Please ensure children have suitable clothing and footwear as PE activities may take place outside.
Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We ask that you aim to read with your child at least four times a week. When a book is finished, we encourage children to re-read the book to develop their understanding and fluency. You could also ask your child some questions about what they have read. This will help them to develop their comprehension (understanding) of the text. Please keep your child's Home School Link Book safe and record when your child has read so we know if their book needs changing.
Every Friday, the children will be given a set of spellings to learn ready for the following Friday. We encourage the children to use the look, say, cover, write and check method. Please make sure spelling books are in school on a Friday.
How you can help:
- Keep reading at home, ideally on a daily basis
- Encourage your child to sound out words they do not know
- Practise any spellings or key words sent home
- Access the books, games and resources on Bug Club
You can continue to contact us using the email address Yeartwo@moonsmoat.worcs.sch.uk
For any children who are unable to attend school due to self-isolating, the home learning links are below.
- Complete a workout with Joe Wicks
- Choose a Cosmic Kids Yoga session to follow
- Learn a dance with Oti Mabuse
- Get moving with these Disney Shake Up Games
- Gymnastics activity: balancing
Use the learner guides and videos to create your own poster about how to use a computer safely.
A suggested weekly timetable:
Screen-free Friday Afternoons!
We all need time to unplug. While we all recognise the numerous benefits of mobile devices for children to learn at the moment, it’s equally important to remember the importance of screen-free time. Research has found that too much screen time can have a negative impact on children, affecting their sleep and eating habits, among other things. We would like children to have time to play and relax using other methods. Children need time to be able to explore their physical world, build their curiosity, and expand their imaginations. Here are some ideas for you to use.
Online Learning Links
In the front of your child's home school link book (white reading diary) you will find their log in details for online learning resources such as Bug Club (Active Learn) which has online reading books and educational games.