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)
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, in which most words will be phonetically decodable for them so they are able to read this themselves (some with support). They will also contain some words that aren't decodable but they will have exposure to these words and enable the opportunity for sight reading. This also allows us to consistently track the progress of pupils throughout school. The children read phonetically decodable books in class through Read Write Inc too. These are also available to read at home online.
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 interests them. The more genres of books 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.
Spelling Cards and Times Tables Cards
|1- Red Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|2- Yellow Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|3- Pink Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|4- Green Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|5- Blue Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|6- Orange Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|7- Purple Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|x table challenge (10) yellow.docx||Download|
|x table challenge (11)brown.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (12) peach.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (2)Red.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (3) green.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (4) blue.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (5) pink.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (6) orange.docx||Download|
|x table challenge 2017 (7) purple.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (8) white.docx||Download|
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.
Half Term Information Sheet
Please find below the Autumn 2 information Sheet for parents/carers, which contains general information about the year and this half term.
Please find below the Homework Booklet for Autumn 2. 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.
For the mean time we are asking if parents are able to take photos of the children's homework and either upload them on to Google Classroom or send me an email with the photo and the children can share the work with the class this way.
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. Additionally, children have the opportunity to try their spellings and/or times tables to be able to progress to the next level in spellings and/or times tables in school.
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 Maja this week. There was a misunderstanding with another child’s pencil and Maja was so grown up about the situation and without being prompted apologised to the other child that she had misunderstood
Week 2 - Skye gets a special mention this week for doing so well in Maths with formal written methods for addition and subtraction
Week 3 - Special mention goes to Oliver this week for doing so well in Maths with formal written methods for addition and Subtraction. Oliver has also made a really big effort to make sure his presentation is neater in his Maths book making sure everything is set out correctly
Week 4 - Special mention is going to Millie this week for always having beautiful presentation and taking care with her handwriting and how she sets out her work.
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This Half Term's CHAS:
Week 1 - CHAS goes to Lacey this week as Lacey has been trying so hard to be extra caring helping and sharing this week. Lacey saw a younger child from Elm class upset walking to class this morning and Lacey stopped to help.
Week 2 - CHAS goes to Lola this week for always showing CHAS qualities. Lola always sets a great example and is kind and caring towards other children
Week 3 - CHAS goes to Isla this week for always being so kind and caring towards others. Isla sets a great example, well done!
Week 4 - This week CHAS is going home with Dexter for being so helpful. Dexter has been picking coats up, tucking chairs in and showing great CHAS qualities, well done!
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What we have been doing this half term
This first week in Maths we have been adding 1 and 2-digit numbers using pictorial and written methods with 100 squares and column addition.
We have moved on to adding even bigger numbers with 2-digit and 3-digit numbers now carring tens too. The children have done so well with this and I am very proud.
We are now working on formal written methods for subtraction. We are using what we know from column addition and applying our work with concrete objects.
This week we have been learning about Guy Fawkes and have written fact files on him and bonfire night.
We have learnt about Diwali and written acrostic poems about the celebration.
We have begun looking at our next text 'The crayons Christmas'. We have looked at the features of an imaginary story and are going to write our own imagining we are a toy wrapped up for Christmas.
We have created our imaginary characters and planned out what will happen in the beginning, middle and end of the story.
We have begun writing the beginning of our stories, setting the scence for the reader telling them who is there, what is happening, where they are and when it is happening.
Whole class reading
We have now finished our story of The Owl Who Is Afraid Of The Dark. We have written a summary of what has happened and discussed the meaning of the story.
We have imagined we are the author and given alternative story titles. We have also given our own view on the story and rated it out of 5 stars.
We have written questions ofr the author and wrote the next chapter of the story. We are looking forward to moving on to our next text 'The Tunnel' this week.
In Science we are learning about healthy living. We know what things we need in order to stay healthy, such as food, water, sleep, exercise and hygeinie.
We conducted an experiment to show what happens with germs when we do and don't wash our hands. We made predictions and wrote summaries about what happened.
We also did a heart rate experiment, ovserving what happens to our bodies before during and after exercise. We meansured our heart rates and compared them before and after. We can explain what is happening to our bodies when we exercise.
We have been learning all about the history of bonfire night and Guy Fawkes. We can say who his is, why he is significant and why we still celebrate it today.
We have been learning about Christmas traditions in other countries. We used interative PowerPoints to find our about Christmas in Germany. We then put the information in to a Venn diagram to compare it to Christmas traditions in the UK.
In Art this week we have made bonfire night pictures using chalk.
As part of national kindness day we created some word art in the shape of love hearts using lots of different kind words
This week in DT we have made lanterns out of lollipop sticks and paper and have used our previous pattern knowledge to create eye catching patterns on them.
In indoor PE this week we have been doing gymnastics. We have been looking at different ways to travel including moving in different directions.
We have been practicing balances this week, balancing on the 5 main body parts. We worked realyl well as a team to help eachother perform the balances really acccutately.
This week we have been introduced to our song of the half term. We have discussed the genre of the song, what instruments we can hear, how it is made up and shared our own opinions of it too.
We have been learning the song and particularly enjoy the rap part. We have been given different parts and are ready to add in instruments this week. We are looking forward to performing it.
In PSHE this week we have been talking about positive affirmations. We have been reflecting on how it feels to be kind to others and discussing how it is important to be kind to ourselves and remember all of the things we are good at and that are good about us. We have made a display in our classroom all about the things that make us amazing.
The children all looked fantastic on Children In Need Day and in their non-uniform.
We have had a visitor Alan 'The Bird Man' in school on Friday to share with us some wonderful birds and teach is all about them as predators which links to the Science work we are going to be doing.