Adel St John The Baptist

Welcome to Year 2

 

Year 2 Curriculum Map

Welcome to Year 2!

It's the summer term! Only one more before the children move up to Key Stage 2. The children will be in class with me, Miss White, with additional support from Mrs Appleton (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Milne (Thurs-Fri). Above is our Long Term Plan for the year with details about the Year 2 curriculum. Below are some brief details about elements of our learning this half term and some key information to help the half term run smoothly. Please do keep an eye out for regular information about our class on our blog (details for which will be on the school newsletter, although if you’ve found this, you’re in the right place!) and any last minute information or changes on the school app. If you have any questions, please contact me at anna.white@adel-st-john.leeds.sch.uk and I will reply as soon as I can.

Thanks for your continued support.

Kind regards,

Miss White.

 

 

Reading: Children will continue to bring home books weekly and have 1:1 reading sessions in school. We will collect in book bags with returned books on a Monday and keep these until Tuesday when new books will be provided.  Please aim to read these, and other books, with your child for 5 to 10 minutes each day. There is a yellow reading record that will come home with these books too, please indicate when a book has been read with a tick or initials and any comments if you feel necessary. Please return the reading record when books are returned. Guided Reading sessions will be twice a week in small groups or as a whole class.

Spellings: Spellings will be taught in class during our phonics lessons. There will be a weekly quiz of 5 words and a dictated sentence towards the end of each unit.

PE: In PE this half term we will doing Fitness and Net and Wall Games. PE days are Monday (Fitness) and Thursday (Net and Wall Games) and children should come to school wearing their PE kit – black jogging bottoms or shorts (if the weather is fit), white t-shirt, black jacket and trainers. Now it is the summer term, we will be outside for all of our PE sessions.

Things to remember:

  • All children should bring a flask or bottle of water to school. This should be taken home and washed every day.
  • Named pumps must be worn in school. Children should be able to tie laces quickly if they have lace-up pumps/outdoor shoes and pumps should be checked by a parent every half term to ensure they are in good condition to prevent trip hazards.
  • Named, appropriate clothing for the weather should be brought every day – please ensure your child has a coat if rain is forecast or looks likely, especially as we head towards the winter.
  • School Policy is that, other than for religious reasons, children should not wear jewellery in school apart from a watch. These need to be removed for PE lessons.

Science Knowledge Organiser

RE Knowledge Organiser

History Knowledge Organiser

Year 2 Class Blog

Walk around Adel

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

This week, we have rounded off our local history topic with a walk around Adel. We looked at various different historical landmarks in our locality and linked in our geography understanding by identifying which were human and physical features. We will also be looking at some maps to find the route we took at a later date.


Online Safety Week

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

This week, we have been focusing on keeping ourselves safe online. We have done lessons about different types of rules; rules that keep us safe and rules that keep us happy and healthy; and thought about when rules might have to change.

Here we are doing some role plays about situations that might mean rules have to change.


Volleyball in PE

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

It’s been another busy week in Year 2! This week, we enjoyed playing volleyball and practising our throwing and catching skills in PE. We were focusing on competing against ourselves and trying hard to improve our technique to get batter and be more accurate.


Science and Art

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

In Science, this week, we have been continuing our learning about habitats by looking at micro habitats. We had a scavenger hunt in the classroom to identify which mini beasts lived in each micro habitat.

In Art, this week, we have been exploring our use of colour and texture in painting. We used the primary colours and different tools to add paint in different ways. We learnt the terms ‘sgraffito’ meaning to scratch and ‘impasto’ which meant to build texture by not shooting the paint. It was lots of fun!


Art

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

This week, we have started our new art topic all about expressive painting. We began by finding out about two different abstract artists and making some visual notes about what we thought of their work.


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