Welcome to our Year Two page!

We love sharing our new learning with you and can't wait to begin our next new topic 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures'. Please keep checking our web page and our Twitter feed for further information about what we have been learning in class and any other important information.

During May, all children in Year Two will be required to sit statutory assessment tests. To help you understand more about this process and the standard required by the end of Year Two, we are hoping to hold an informal meeting within the next half term. Please watch this space for dates and times.

 

In the meantime,

SATs Information

During May, all children in Year Two will be required to sit statutory assessment tests. To help you understand more about this process and the standard required by the end of Year Two, we are arranging an informal meeting within the next half term. Please watch this space for dates and times.

 

In the meantime, the video below is full of fantastic information about what each test involves.

Our Christian Value in Year 2!

 

COURAGE

This year Year Two will be working  as ambassadors for the Christian Value "Courage". Throughout the year we will be exploring the other values adopted by Sherrier pupils but we will be focusing on what it means to be a courageous in class, on the playground and at home. If your child impresses you with how courageous they've been at home do share this with us by making a note in their Boomerang book so that we can celebrate it in class.
 
In class we will be talking about the value of courage...
 
   Courage to own up when you are in the wrong
   Courage to say 'no' when everyone else is pressing you to do something you do not want to do
   Courage to stick at a task even when it is taking time and is beginning to become boring or difficult
   Courage to be first to volunteer or stand up and be counted
   Courage to admit you don't know or understand something
   Courage to stand by your beliefs despite mockery or being in a minority
   Courage to take part in something, to give it a go, although you are fearful and unsure of yourself
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin to Pooh (by A.A. Milne)
 
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.C.S. Lewis
 

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Y2 Tweets

Please follow our Twitter page to see more updates about our current learning and other important information. 

P.E

 

Our P.E days have changed this term.

Both classes will both have P.E on a Tuesday every week.

We will also alternate having P.E on a Wednesday or a Monday.

Please make sure your child has both indoor and outdoor P.E kit in school on every day of the week. Please also make sure long hair is tied up on these days and that children have tape to cover earrings. 

Writing Focus this term

This half term, we will be continuing to look at diary writing. We have been reading a pirate diary to help us understand what life would have been like on the open seas. Through drama and discussion, we will be taking on the role of an explorer, writing about our highs and lows as we venture across the world. We can't wait for you to read them!

We will be particularly focussing on the use of:

  • conjunctions (and, so, but, because)
  • full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
  • time phrases

Reading Focus this term

Our reading focus this week is on retrieving information in a text. The children have ben learning about the skill of retrieving and putting it to use when researching about pirates.

We have begun to focus on written answers of comprehension and inferential questions. Please help your child improve on this skill whilst you are reading with them at home. There are many questions at the front of the Boomerang book that will help your child with comprehension.

Maths Focus this term

We are currently exploring 2D and 3D shape. Ask your child about the vocabulary they have been using!

After shape, we will be moving on to division and fractions. In this unit we will be finding fractions of shapes and amounts, problem solving using division and calculating remainders.

Our Homework

We have a new bingo grid! Homework is due in on a Monday and will be returned to you on a Tuesday.

Please find a copy of our bingo grid here.

For each piece of homework the children complete, they collect homework stamps on a chart. The more stamps children collect, the more opportunity they have to win a prize at the end of the year.

 

Our Previous Reading Texts

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy

The Incredible Thunderbird by Margaret Mayo

 

 

This term in Year Two:

Land Ahoy!

During this term our topic has a big focus on geography and history. With that we have many exciting things to learn about. These include:

  • pirates.
  • diary writing.
  • explorers.
  • the world's oceans, seas and continents.
  • how to stay safe in water.
  • direction and position.
  • instructions.
  • map making.
  • sea shanties.
  • textile printing.
  • map skills.

Directions and Instructions

This week we have been focussing on directions and instructions. The children have created their own treasure maps and written instructions to find the treasure using imperative verbs and compass direction. Here are a few examples of the amazing maps they produced.

Last Half Term in Y2

Here is a selection of our work from Autumn 2:

Last update: 2017-02-22