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Badsey First School

Badsey First School

Year 2 - Kite class

Welcome. I am Miss Roberts, your new class teacher. It was lovely to meet you all before half term and I hope you have had a wonderful week off. 

 

Who are we in Year 2?

I will be teaching in class Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Thursdays, I have my PPA time and the class will therefore be taught by Mrs Thomas.

We have Mrs Moss, our class teaching assistant all day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursday mornings.

Mrs Atkinson will be supporting me in class on Friday mornings.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to speak to me on the playground or make an appointment to meet with me.

P.E – For Autumn term 2, P.E will take place on Fridays and will be taught by Sam from More Move. Please ensure your child has their full P.E kit in school with the option of both shorts or trousers for the colder weather. All jewellery should be removed or covered with tape. 

Forest School – this will be taking place in the Spring term with Mr Holdaway.

Homework – please see our separate homework page for details

Please ensure all children bring their reading records and water bottles every day with them.

English  

For our writing lessons, we follow the Talk for Writing principles which involve a baseline assessment and planning - 'cold' task, the imitation phase, the innovation phase and finally the Independent application and invention - 'hot' task. This term we will be working on a Journey story (setting description focus), a Non-chronological report and a Defeating the monster story (character description focus).                                                                  

 In Year 2, the children will have specific handwriting lessons throughout the Autumn term, where letter & number formation is revised and they will be reminded of how to correctly join each letter.   Stand alone Grammar lessons to teach the specific skills required take place each week but grammar skills are taught as part of every English lesson.

Spelling/Phonics

Year 2 children are taught daily phonics/spelling lessons, learning the Year 2 spelling patterns as well as revising the Year 1 spellings. Throughout the Autumn term, children will be recapping their Phase 5 phonic sounds in preparation for the Phonics Screening Test in December. Please do encourage your child to use their phonics when reading or writing and let us know if we can support you further with this. You can find the Phase 5 phonic sound mat below:

 

Week beginning:

Week 3

15.11

Week 4

22.11

Week 5

29.11

Week  6

6.12

Week 7

13.11

Spelling rule

'ed'

lived

watched

strolled

skipped

jumped

asked

played

shouted

copied

replied

 

 

‘ing’

preparing

inviting

looking

skipping

swimming

jumping

 smiling

hoping

halving

liking

 

'kn and 'gn'

knead

knee

knight

knife

knit

knot

gnarl

gnome

gnashed

 

'ful'

colourful

useful

helpful

beautiful

plentiful

fearful

harmful

careful

playful

grateful

‘dge’ and ‘ge’

large

vegetable

badge

bridge

page

village

cage

stage

package

fridge

 Reading  

Reciprocal Reading takes place every day. In Year 2 we do whole class guided reading. This is a carousel of activities including reading and learning a text to improve fluency, focusing on the vocabulary, completing a set of comprehension questions and summarising what we have read.

Children must hand in their reading record every day to be checked and signed by an adult. Children are encouraged to read every night at home and parents are asked to sign to say they have read. This then feeds into our whole school reward system where children are rewarded book tokens for daily reading. The class with the highest number of book tokens each week, wins our special Badsey Book Worm who then spends the week with the winning class. We aim to read with every child weekly and will move children through the coloured book bands as they progress. We use the Oxford Reading Tree banding system which focus on comprehension. Within school, we also use specific phonics reading books to support children with their phonic knowledge.

Maths    

Our maths learning throughout the Autumn term will focus on the following areas:

  • - Place Value
  • - Addition and Subtraction
  • - Multiplication and Division
  • - Money

You can support your child by helping them to practise reading and writing numbers to 100, as well as regular counting. In Year 2, all children are required to learn their 2s, 5s and 10 times tables so practising lots at home will help children to retain them.

3D Curriculum

Our whole school theme this term is ‘Water, water everywhere’.

In Year 2 we will be focusing on the Great Fire of London and thinking about how the River Thames was used to help with the fire. Excitingly, we will be having a fun, historic workshop based on the event, to further support the children’s understanding.

Science – Materials and Animals

Geography – Identify continents and oceans of the world

Art/DT – Colour mixing/Tudor Houses

Computing – why do we use computers? Basic skills

PSHE – Friendships and behaviours

P.E - Gymnastics 

 Helpful website links

https://ec1.educationcity.com/ (children require their personal username and password provided by school - please email: office@badseyfirstschool.org.uk)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading/

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/free-ebooks/nook-books/kids/_/N-ry0Z8qaZtu1

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html

https://www.storynory.com/

https://www.coolmathgames.com/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

https://nrich.maths.org/frontpage