Year 2 - Class Kite
Welcome to Class Kite!
This page is designed to let you know a little bit more about our class...we hope you find it helpful. If you ever have any questions about life in Class Kite that you can't find the answer to on this page, you'll always be able to catch a member of our class team before or after school on the playground and we'll be happy to help.
Class Teacher: Miss E East
Meet The Teacher
Click here for the Meet The Teacher 2019 Overview Presentation
Click here for the Class Kite Meet The Teacher 2019 Presentation
This term, our Big Idea is ‘Respect’ and the specific focus will be on The 2019 Rugby World Cup.
In Kites, we will be studying the country of South Africa and linking all our topic based learning to this; geography, history, music, art and dance will all be incorporated. To begin our unit, we are lucky enough to have a professional rugby player visiting the children for the day. He will undertake a session with our class, teaching the basics of rugby and linking it to respect. The children will also have the opportunity to ask him questions. Following the visit, we will then join in with the whole school for a Rugby Opening ceremony on Friday 20th September – this will be an opportunity for the children to show their performance piece, based on a South African dance.
In our Maths Learning Journey we will be providing the children with a range of learning objectives based upon a specific maths topic area. On a daily basis, this enables us to focus our teaching upon their specific needs and provides the opportunity for the children to apply their maths skills in a range of contexts. The week will consist of four Maths Learning Journey lessons and one Basic Skills Maths lesson.
Maths coverage during the Autumn Term:
Three weeks beginning 2nd September - Place Value
Fortnight beginning 23rd September - Rapid Recall Addition and Subtraction
Fortnight beginning 7th October - Rapid Recall Multiplication and Division
Week beginning 21st October - Opportunity to address class needs
Fortnight beginning 4th November - Formal Written Method Addition
Week beginning 18th November - Assessment Week
Fortnight beginning 25th November - Formal Written Method Subtraction
Week beginning 9th December - Shape
Week beginning 16th December - Opportunity to address class needs
Our English learning begins with a journey story, where we will be using ‘The Little Red Hen’ as a model text for the children. Our focus for this unit will be to consolidate the Year 1 skills including capital letters, full stops and finger spaces, through a setting description. Following this, we will be learning to write a non-chronological report based on our chosen country, South Africa. We will also be practising our cursive handwriting every day, in preparation for our ‘Badsey Best Write’ pieces. A handwriting pack will be sent home with all children so they can continue to practise this at home.
We use Talk 4 Writing as the vehicle to deliver writing lessons at Badsey. To learn more about Talk 4 Writing, click here.
Other Important Information
PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoons.
We ask that your child has their P.E kit in school with them every day. During the cooler winter months, we recommend your child brings in a warm jumper and tracksuit bottoms. We also ask that your child doesn't wear pumps/daps for outdoor PE but instead brings their trainers in to school. They're much more appropriate and provide much better support for young feet.
Please ensure that any earrings are either removed or taped up and long hair is tied back.
Taught Forest School sessions with Mr Holdaway at Badsey are reserved for EYFS, Year 1 and Year 4. However, opportunities will be found throughout the academic year for Class Kites to learn in the amazing outdoor space too.
Each week the children will receive spellings based on the spelling rules and sounds they have been learning in their phonics lessons that week. Spellings will be sent home on Thursday and the children will be tested on them the following Wednesday. It is important the children learn the spelling rule and a range of words which fit that rule. The weekly spelling test will not just be on the selection of words we send home; it will be on a selection of words which fit the rule.
Children in Year 2 are also required to learn a list of common exception words that each child should know by the end of the year. This list will be sent home so please encourage and support your children to practise them.
The National Curriculum Spelling Appendix can be found here. It shows you the expectations for spelling rules and the 100+ common exception words for each year group / phase. We strongly recommend working through these at home with your child.
Once a week children in Year 2 will receive either a Maths or English task linked to the Year 2 National Curriculum and the work they have been doing in class. This task will be sent home on a Thursday in the homework folder and expected back in to be marked on the following Wednesday. Miss East will closely monitor these homework tasks and address any misconceptions with your child in school.In addition, there will be a choice grid for the Autumn term and a scrap book. The choice grid is exactly that – a choice of activities linked to the termly Big Idea and our learning in class. It gives the opportunity for your child to complete activities in any order they wish and record evidence of them in their scrap book.