Welcome to Hedgehog Class

Year 2

We are looking forward to the exciting year ahead.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Please check back here regularly for updates and to see what we have been up to in school.

 

Scroll down to find the Year 2 Handbook and the information given out at our recent workshop for parents.

Curriculum Overview

Documents

Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.

Year Two handbook for parents 2019

Year 2 Guidance sheets

How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is being covered this term

At our school we want to develop and promote ‘a love of reading’.

When sharing a book talk to your child about what he or she thinks might happen next in a story, how the story might end and then ask them to retell the story themselves. Picture books are very important to promote discussion, so look for books without any words to help your child practise this skill. Have fun acting out stories together. Your enthusiasm for a book will help your child to understand that books are exciting. Your child will receive a bookmark with their book and this should target the objectives that your child is working on.

Make reading times fun and relaxed and you will see your child’s confidence grow!

Spellings

The children will be expected to have their spelling books in school at all times as they will have the opportunity to practise during the week. Please support your child in learning their spellings.

Other useful links

English/phonics

At St. Peter’s we use Phonics as a way of teaching the children to read and write. We use the Letters and Sounds document as our basis and support it with Jolly Phonics.

Throughout Reception and KS1 the children receive a daily phonic sessions of twenty minutes. The children re-cap the sounds they have learnt and are then taught a new sound. It is practiced by taking part in a variety of phonic activities and then it is applied in their reading and writing.

Children are also taught to read and spell Tricky words, these are the words which they cannot decode.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.letterjoin.co.uk

Maths

Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space, in their daily lives.

Help your child practise their times tables, we are working on the 2s, 5s and 10s.  There are lots of useful websites on the Maths area on our website to help you with this! Some are below:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

www.sumdog.com

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42875236