Year 2 2023 - 2024

Mrs Sparks

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Welcome to Year Two!

Our Year Two Team..

Mrs Sparks is the Class Teacher. 

Mrs Tucker teaches PE and Music every Wednesday afternoon alongside Mr Ault teaching PE on a Thursday.

Mrs Whitney is our wonderful Teaching Assistant. 

Homework: Please click here for this weeks homework sheet. I have also attached a copy of our spelling overview for Spring 2 too.

Welcome to our Year Two class page. Here you will find all the information about our class and the year ahead including our weekly timetable with our daily routines, curriculum overviews and homework. For more information about what is taught in Year Two, you might also want to have a look at the curriculum pages of the website. 

If you have a child in Year Two, we will be uploading snap shots of our learning onto Seesaw. So keep checking in when you can ?

We love to learn and read in Year 2, I am passionate about books and love our daily read aloud sessions which we share together after lunch as a class.  Year Two will be exploring a beautiful collection of fiction texts and poetry this half term. The children will have the opportunity to choose which book we will be reading next.

Year 2 Spring Read Alouds...

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"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate loot on Treasure Island." Walt Disney

Reading for pleasure is very important in Year Two, there is nothing better than becoming lost in a wonderful book. All the children are encouraged to read across the curriculum and at every opportunity. This term we have whole class shared reading every Wedensday morning and guided reading Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. Please make sure reading records are brought into school every day.

 

Key Information Spring Term:

PE: Year Two have PE this term on Wednesday and Thursdays. Children should come ready dressed in their PE kit on these days. Mr Ault will be teaching our Thursday PE session.

Water: Children are encouraged to bring in a bottle of water each day which they can access at any time.  Please ensure bottles are named.  

Snack: Children are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack for our morning playtimes or children may choose to order a snack from the kitchen. If you would like to send in your own snack then please make sure it is healthy. No chocolate, crisps or sweets please. We are a nut free school. KS1 children are provided with a piece of fruit at afternoon playtime.

Spring Term Timetable

 

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(the above timetable is an example and can be subject to change)

For more detail about the all the subjects and themes we will be covering throughout the year, please see the attached Year 2 Curriculum Overview for parents in the downloadable files below.

Spring Term 2024

For the first half of the Spring term we will be exploring DRAGONS!! In our reading sessions we will be reading The Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey and Real Dragons by Jennifer Szymanski. In our English lessons we will be creating wonderful writing based on The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward. 

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During Spring 2 we will read Owen and the Solider by Lisa Thompson during our reading lessons and My Name is Not Refugee by Kate Milner during our English lessons.

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Please take a look at our Spring Term Curriculum Overview for additional information.

Homework

Homework is set every Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday.  Please see the guidance attached in the files below and you can also find this on the inside cover of your homework book.

Our homework will concentrate on reading, spellings and maths activities or games. Remember to log on to TT Rock Stars too.

 

I am really looking forward to welcoming the children back to school after the holidays so we can      Grow and Achieve together! 

 

If there is anything you wish to discuss in more detail, please contact the office to arrange an appointment with myself or send me an email via admin@sandiway.cheshire.sch.uk.

I have uploaded some additional resources you might find useful at home to help your child during our time together in Year 2.

Mrs Sparks

   

Updated: 07/01/2024

Useful Websites

Maths Reading Spelling Other
Hit the button Mental maths practise Oxford Owl Spelling City Draw with Rob Biddulph
Learn to Count with fun Counting Games for KS1 Children (topmarks.co.uk) 

Collins ebooks

 

Spelling - KS1 English - BBC Bitesize Science Investigations
1-Minute Maths App | White Rose Maths Book list - First Chapter Books (booksfortopics.com) Words and Spelling, English Games for 5-7 Years - Topmarks  
Times table practise      

 

 

Files to Download

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Sandiway Primary School

Weaverham Road, Sandiway, Cheshire, CW8 2ND

01606 883298admin@sandiway.cheshire.sch.uk

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