Welcome to Year 2!
Miss Bush is the class teacher and Mrs Smith is the teaching assistant. On this page, you will find information about Class Two, news, pictures of things we've done and more.
Reminders for Autumn Term 2021
Arrival and Collection Times
Children should use the one-way system to enter and exit school in September, entering and leaving via their external classroom door. Children in Year 2 are expected to arrive between 8.45am – 8.55am and be collected between 3.15pm and 3.25pm.
Where siblings are in classes with different arrival and collection times, children should arrive at 8.50am and be collected at 3.20pm.
Breakfast Club & After School Club - Children in Year 2 should arrive as normal and be taken to Breakfast Club room. They will be taken to their Classroom ready for lessons. Breakfast Club will be open from 7.45am. After School Club will be open until 5.45pm.
It would be great if you could provide your child with a small, practical pencil case containing the following equipment: a ruler, glue stick, a rubber, a HB pencil and pencil sharpener and a set of colouring pencils. We will provide this equipment where required.
Children in Class 2 will need to come to school on Monday and Thursday wearing their P.E. Kit. P.E. kits should consist of jogging bottoms, shorts, a house-coloured t-shirt, jumper and trainers.
Breakfast Club & After School Club
Children in Year R, 1 to 6 should arrive as normal and be taken to Breakfast Club room. They will be taken to their Classroom at 8.30am ready for lessons. Breakfast Club will be open from 7.45am. After School Club will be open until 5.45pm.
Every Monday, your child will be taught a new spelling rule to practise during the week, ready for a spelling test on Friday. Please spend time at home practising these spellings using ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ in the Spelling Homework Booklets, as well as discussing the spelling rule. Please ensure spelling Homework Books are kept in school bags. In Year 2, we also learn words from the Year 2 Common Exception Word List. These are words that children encounter frequently, however cannot be easily sounded out. Please spend time at home practising these spellings. If you would like to download a copy of the Spelling Booklet and Year 2 Common Exception Word List, please find them in the Information Section above.
In Year 2 children learn to read and orally retell different types of texts. We ask all parents to support children with reading and learning these texts at home, so that children can use them to create their own versions. The table below highlights the text types and texts that we are learning in Year 2. Please download the texts from the Example Writing Texts folder and practise reading and retelling them at home.
|Date||Text Type||Text Title|
|6.9.21||Narrative: Journey Story||Whatever Next!|
|27.9.21||Non-narrative: Recount||The Way Back Home|
|1.11.21||Narrative: Defeating the Baddy||Billy the Brave Knight|
During the year, we will use a range of texts to develop our reading skills and read stories written by a range of authors. The texts we will use are detailed in the document below.
As a school, we place emphasis on teaching Maths using a Maths Mastery approach. We place emphasis on children learning to develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. We use Maths No Problem Maths Textbooks and Workbooks in school. To find out more, visit https://www.st-lukes.hants.sch.uk/click-here-for-parent-videos-for-singapore-maths/ to watch parent videos all about how we teach Maths at St Luke's. The table below highlights the textbook and chapters that we are learning in Year 2. If you wish to purchase a copy of the Maths No Problem Textbook A and B and Workbook A and B for your year group for use at home and also find out more about how Maths is taught in school, these are available to order at http://www.mathsnoproblem.co.uk/mathematics/primary-key-stage1-and-key-stage-2/maths-no-problem.html
We ask all parents to support children with learning their number bonds and times tables at home; this is key to children being successful as Mathematicians. Please remember to make use of the following to support maths at home:
|Date||Focus Textbook Chapter and Title|
Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter 1 - Numbers to 100 (Place Value)
Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter 2 - Addition and Subtraction
Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter 3 - Multiplication of 2, 5 and 10
Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter 4 - Division of 2, 5 and 10
Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter 5 - Length
| ||Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter 6 - Mass|
| ||Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter 7 - Temperature|
| ||Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter 8 - Picture Graphs|
| ||Year 2 Textbook 2A - Mid Year revision|
| ||Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 9 - More Word Problems|
| ||Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 10 - Money|
Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 11 - 2D shapes
| ||Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 12 - 3D Shapes|
Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 13 - Fractions
| ||Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 14 - Time|
Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 15 - Volume
Our Class Country is Rwanda!
We will be learning all about Rwanda. We will investigate where it is in the world and find out facts about what it is like to go to school in Rwanda.
- Can you find Rwanda on a map?
- Search for a map of the town Kibirizi - what features can you spot there?
- What continent is it in?
- What facts can you find out about Rwanda?