Cherry Class - Year 2
Teacher: Miss L Frier
Access code for Google Classroom -
Every child in the school has been given a home login for google classroom (it will be their own personal school email).
Their password is generic --> Password1 (captial P)
Half Term Information Sheet
Please find below the Summer 1 information Sheet for parents/carers, which contains general information about the year and this half term.
Phonics help for parents
Here is a useful video with how to pronounce the sounds in words if your child is struggling with sounding out words when they are reading and you are wanting to help them with sounding out the words:
We want children to have a whole diet of reading which can be fulfilled through:
Reading their school book, either the Oxford Reading Tree books or RWI phonics books online. These books are phonetically decodable for the children and also allows us to consistently track the progress of pupils throughout school.
We listen to children read every week and will move the child on book bands when we feel appropriate. We appreciate that the school reading books may not be suited to all children's interest which is why we encourage the whole diet of reading and not just a focus solely on the banded books. Please note there are different numbered levels within the coloured book band however these are all grouped together so sometimes your child may have a level 9, then 7 then 8 for example.
Their school library book and any books they read at home for pleasure for reading. This allows children to read or have read to them a book that is more adapted to their interests and exposes them to language that they may not be able to read themselves. The more genres of books and different text types they are exposed to the better.
Whole class reading book and other related books within English and Mission lessons in school. These provide all children the opportunity to develop their reading comprehension skills and make their writing purposeful when linked to a text.
Below are recommended reading lists for year 2 and year 3 that are good quality texts for their age group.
There is also the reading VIPERS poster which we use in class and reminds them of the reading skills they use whilst reading.
Finally there is a document containing reading questions for parents to ask and discuss whilst reading with their child to help further develop their reading skills at home.
If you discuss any of these questions with them, please include it in their yellow homework diary. If your child has read their school reading book, please write in their yellow homework diary when they have finished so that we can change their book for them and comment on any words they had to sound out, got wrong, corrected reading on etc. Please also keep a log of any other books they are reading at home in their Homework diary as we love to discuss these with children.
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Year 2 Information
All the objectives in the information below will be worked on throughout the year. Any extra support you can provide in helping your child to achieve these is greatly valued and will help with their SATs.
Please find below the Homework Booklet for Summer 1. The home learning activities are linked to the areas we are focusing on in class, and have been carefully chosen to develop different skills in relation to a variety of curriculum subjects. All homework will be shared on a Friday and displayed proudly in our classroom.
Special Mentions and CHAS
Every Friday we come together as a school to celebrate the children's hard work across our school; we do this by awarding one (on exception more than one), child per class Special Mention, and one child per class CHAS recognition. The child will be rewarded a badge for each and if given CHAS will be able to take home our CHAS dragon for the week and CHAS book to write about what adventures CHAS gets up to with you.
During our celebration assembly we also celebrate weekly birthdays and award the winning classes with the Eco and Attendance awards.
The weekly Special Mention and CHAS for Cherry class is be recorded below.
This Half Term's Special Mention:
Week 1 - Special mention goes to Harley for being so sensible and representing our school so well on our school trip yesterday
Week 2 - Special mention goes to Emily for always being so enthusiastic about her learning. Emily loves to learn and always ensures her work is the best it can be
Week 3 - Special mention this week goes to Joey. We have been looking at the book ‘Journey’ in English which is a picture book. Joey interpreted the illustrations in such an impressive and mature way, we were blown away!
Week 4 - N/A
Week 5 -
This Half Term's CHAS:
Week 1 - CHAS is going home with Skye for being so kind and caring towards the other children in her group especially to the year 1s on our trip
Week 2 - CHAS goes to Cohen for always being such a kind and caring member of Cherry class. Cohen is a great friend to others and sets a great example
Week 3 - CHAS goes to Cameron this week for being so helpful when he noticed something had fallen down, he came over and ask if I would like him to put it backup and offered to close the door as he noticed it was open and was supposed to be shut
Week 4 - N/A
Week 5 -
What we have been doing this half term
In Maths we have been learning about measurement. We have learnt how to tell the time to the nearest quarter hour, have learnt about length/height, weight, capacity and temperature. We can tell you different units of measurement and what equipment we use for each. We have measured different objects using a range of scales. We know a scale always starts at 0 and we can read scales counting up in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s and also scales with missing numbers.
In English we have written recounts of our trip to the railway museum. We looked at the features of recounts and looked at examples. We noticed that they have a lot of the same features as diary entries and instructions.
We wrote about what we did on our trip including lots of lovely descriptions, how we felt, time connectives and using first person and past tense.
As always we edited and improved these to make sure it was our best piece of work.
We have now moved on to writing stories. We looked at the book 'Journey' by Aaron Becker which we soon realised was a picture book. We all discussed how we interpreted the pictures in different ways. We chose several of the pictures to use and create our own stories using the illustrations from the book. We are very excited to get these written up in the format of a story and make our front and back covers.
Whole class reading
In Whole class reading we have been reading The Giraffe The Pelly and Me.
Have discussed lots of vocab in the story, made predictions about what we think is going to happen next and done hot seating to understand each of the characters points of view in a misunderstanding in the story. We enjoyed doing this a lot and were very brave in getting up and sharing our hot seating with the rest of the class.
In History we have been learning about events beyond living memory. We have looked at the first invention of the card, plane, train and bus. We have compared transport from the past and present and talked in detail about why the changes happened.
We have then looked at transport of the future. We read a book called Elon Musk who we know has invented lots of futuristic modes of transport. We made predictions about how transport will look in the future and the reasons why. We related it to what we know is happening in the world right now.
In PE we have been learning different genres of dance. We looked at the different types of movements, the speed and sharpness of them as well as which body parts are used. We related this to the music and the genre of music and what instruments we could hear.
In music we have looked at the different instrument families. We have also looked at the interrelated dynamics of music and what differences these make to sounds and music.
In computing we have been getting to know the keyboard. We have learnt what different keys do and shortcuts for these. We have used a word processor and practised our skills through our English work when we typed up our recounts. We have also began looking at touch typing which we really enjoyed learning.
In PSHE we have been learning about friendship problems. We came up with some methods of what we can do any say when we are having friendship problems to handle it in a grown up way and not always rely on an adult to help us resolve the issue.
In RE we have enjoyed learning about Jewish celebrations. We have learnt when they happen, why they happen and what happens during the celebrations.
We have really enjoyed our trip to the national railway museum and learnt lots about trains both old and new.
For 'Bee day' we have some lovely visitors come in and share with us lots of facts about bees and even show us some of them too.