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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.

Hello Year 2 Children and Parents!


I hope you are all well and that you have had a great week! It has been lovely to see the Group 2 children in school this week and I am very excited to see the Group 1 children on Monday and Tuesday. 

 

Home learning plans will no longer be uploaded to the class blog. It will be given to children when they are in school to complete during their 3 days at home.


 Some of the Year 6s have been busy creating videos for you to explain and show you what school is like at the moment. If you would like to watch these, follow the link: https://www.st-lukes.hants.sch.uk/year-6s-school-videos/ 

 

Thank you for all of the email updates I have received. I am really enjoying seeing what you've been up to and how hard you're working at home! Well done!! Please continue to keep in touch and share photos of any work you're proud of. My email address is l.bush@st-lukes.hants.sch.uk 

 

Take care and stay safe,

Miss Bush smiley

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ You might find the videos on this page useful. They explain how to find fractions of an amount.

Talk For Writing

As a Talk 4 Writing school, we place emphasis on children learning to orally retell different types of texts using story maps and actions. Throughout the year, children will learn approximately 9-12 model texts. We ask all parents to support children with learning these texts at home orally, 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. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year. Please download the texts and story maps and practise retelling them.  Aim to retell the texts with actions and expression!

 

Date Text Type Text Title
Autumn 1 Journey Story Whatever Next!
Autumn 1 Recount The Way Back Home
Autumn 2 Overcoming the baddie Billy the Brave Knight
Autumn 2 Warning Tale Where the Wild Things Are
Spring 1 Journey Story Around the World in 80 Days!
Spring 1 Non-chronological report Polar Bears
Spring 2 Wishing tale The Magic Paintbrush
Spring 2 Instructions How to Make a Healthy Lunch
Summer 1 Newspaper Report, diaries The Titanic
Summer 1 Instructions, letters Roald Dahl 
Summer 2 Cumulative Tale Monkey See, Monkey Do
Summer 2 Non-chronological report Monkeys

 

Year 2 Textbook 2A - Maths No Problem

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. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year. 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. 

Date   Focus Textbook Chapter and Title  
Autumn 1  

Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  1 - Numbers to 100

 
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Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  2 - Addition and Subtraction

 
Autumn 1  

Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  3 - Multiplication of 2, 5 and 10

 
Autumn 2  

Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  4 - Division of 2, 5 and 10

 
Autumn 2  

Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  5 - Length

 
Autumn 2   Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  6 - Mass  
       
Spring 1   Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  7 - Temperature  
Spring 1   Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  8 - Picture Graphs  
Spring 1   Year 2 Textbook 2A - Mid Year revision  
Spring 1   Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 9 - More Word Problems  
Spring 1   Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 10 - Money  
Spring 2  

Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 11 - 2D shapes

 
Spring 2   Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 12 - 3D Shapes  
Summer 1  

Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 13 - Fractions

 
 
Summer 1   Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 14 - Time  
Summer  2  

Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 15  -Volume 

Fractions and Time

 

 

Spring 2:

Barnaby Bear Investigates the World

Over the next half term, Class 2 will be using maps to explore the world in a topic named ‘Barnaby Bear Investigates the World’. We will be learning about continents and oceans, hot and cold areas of the world and locating the poles and equators. For our Brilliant Beginning, we will be creating a world map in the playground and using it to locate and place photographs of where we have been on holiday.

 

In Science, we are investigating the basic needs of plants for survival. As part of our Computing lessons, we will use an animation app called ZU3D to describe the main changes as seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

 

Questions to ask at home:

Can you name the 7 continents and 5 oceans in the world?

Can you locate the hot and cold regions of our world on the map?

Can you find the North Pole, South Pole and Equator on a map?

How do seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants?

What do plants need to survive?

What do plants need to stay healthy?

Can plants survive without light, water and a suitable temperature?

 

In Maths, we are continuing to learn our 10x, 2x and 5x tables. How quickly can you recall them? Do you know the inverse? We are also practising rapid addition and subtraction using our number bonds or the column method.

Spring 1:

Explorers

In Year 2, our new History-based topic will be ‘Famous Explorers.’ We will be learning about the lives of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong and trying to answer the question, 'Who was the greatest explorer?' In Science we will be learning about animals, including humans. We will learn about the basic needs of animals and the importance of exercise, diet and hygiene.

 

Questions to ask at home:

Who is the greatest explorer?

What did each explorer achieve?

What do animals, including humans need to survive?

Why are exercise, diet and hygiene so important to humans?

 

In Maths, we are continuing to learn our 10x, 2x and 5x tables. How quickly can you recall them? Do you know the inverse? We are also practising rapid addition and subtraction using our number bonds or the column method.

 

Computing - Writing Algorithms

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Design and Technology - Space Buggies

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Autumn 2:

Investigating the UK

In Year 2, our new Geography-based topic will be ‘Investigating the United Kingdom.’ We will be locating and naming the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom.  For our Brilliant Beginning, we will go on a ‘British Adventure’ where we will do activities relating to each of the 4 countries in the UK.

 

Questions to ask at home:

What are the four countries in the United Kingdom?

What are their capital cities?

Can you locate these on a map?

What are the names of the seas and oceans surrounding the UK?

Art - Portraits and Self-Portraits

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Geography - United Kingdom Entry Day - Planting daffodils, baking scones, making flags, tartan and leprechauns

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Autumn 1:

The History of Flight

In History, we will be learning all about the history of flight. We will learn about the lives of the Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart. In Science, we will carryout scientific investigations to see what affects how far a paper aeroplane can travel.  In DT, we will create models of planes and helicopters with rotating propellers using KNEX.

 

Questions to ask at home:

What were the first methods of flight?

What did the Wright Brothers achieve?

What did Amelia Earhart achieve?

 

Maths - Hit the Button and Times Table Rock Stars

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Design and Technology - Propellers

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R.E - Creation Story Art

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Science - Balloon Car Investigation

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Design and Technology - KNex Propellers

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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.

 

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