Welcome to Year 2
Hello Year 2,
Welcome back to our final half term in Year 2. Thank you all so much for the photos and messages that we have continued to receive over the last few weeks! – we both love seeing all the amazing things that you have been doing at home!The Zoom chats have become the highlights of our week and its great to see so many of you logging on and giggling away with one another!
This half term we are continuing with our topic of ‘Scented Garden and Wriggle and Crawl’. Have a look on the Year 2 home learning subject pages for new learning for Guided Reading, Maths, English and Topic. Remember that if you need resources sending home please do not hesitate to get in contact with me and I will arrange for them to be sent out.
Mrs Kilby is continuing to add updates to Pupdates section of the web page – have a look to see just how much Molly is growing! In addition to this, Mrs Kilby has started to produce some amazing Art lessons which you can follow along with at home! The videos can be found on the website home page under the more tab at the very bottom call ‘Art with Mrs Kilby’ It would be brilliant if you could send any completed art to Mrs Kilby’s e-mail address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don’t forget to keep sending your pictures and videos over of all the things that you have been doing at home and keep a look out for the Zoom invites! Remember that we are here to help – no matter how big or small!
Take care and look after yourselves Year 2,
Mr Taylor and Mrs Kilby
Year 2 Homework
Homework will be issued on a Friday.
Children will be expected to complete:
- Spelling Shed activity
- Times Tables Rockstar activity
- Continue to learn this terms Key Instant Recall Facts
- Read to an adult at least three times a week.
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Year 2 Key Instant Recall Facts Homework
Year 2 Curriculum Expectations
Common Exception Words - Children are expected to be able to read and spell these words by the end of KS1.
READING IN YEAR 2
School is an important part of your child’s life.In Year 2 we will encourage your child to retell a story they have heard. This will help your child to put ideas in the right order. Children will also be encouraged to read things around them – cereal packets, notices and signs.We will discuss words. Children will have the opportunity to read each morning and will also have guided reading sessions each day.
Read with your child – 10 minutes a day can help. We will send home levelled books once a week, but we also strongly encourage children to read books they have chosen. This is really important to help develop their love of reading
10 MINUTES A DAY
“Reading aloud is much more than just telling a child a story and if you can spare 10 minutes a day you can make a huge difference to their development,” said Inez Bailey, CEO, National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA).
“Storytelling is not all about teaching your child to read. You learn to talk a long time before you learn to read, and sharing stories and giving your child time to respond is a wonderful way to help your child’s language development”, she said.
“Reading aloud combines the benefits of talking, listening and storytelling within a single activity and helps to build the foundation for language development. From stories your child learns many things such as how to listen and concentrate, new words and understand why things happen. They also learn to put ideas in order, develop their memory skills, notice how spoken words relate to words on the page and learn how to predict,” she said.
“The most important thing is that reading is fun and enjoyable for both of you – just turn off the TV and find a quiet place so there are no distractions. And remember stories are not just found in books, it’s just as good to tell your child short, simple stories you know. The most important thing is that you enjoy it, that way your child will too.
RECOMMENDED READING BOOKS IN YEAR 2
In Year 2, it is important to start to move from sharing picture books into sharing chapter books. These will not only provide a meaty read, but also demand that the children use their imagination. Of course, there are also many Reception and Year 1 children who will sit and enjoy a chapter book and this should form part of their reading experience. Many of the chosen books operate on different levels - from the satisfaction of good stories to the exploration of deeper themes.
Here are a few suggestions:
Traction Man is Here
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets
Not Now Bernard
Emily Brown and the Thing
Frog and Toad Together
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me
Fantastic Mr Fox
Willa and old Miss Annie