Year 2 - Beech 2022 - 2023
Maths Subject Leader
Welcome to Beech Class.
The children have worked so hard this half term and have grown in confidence in their learning. We have been practising our core skills in reading, writing, grammar and spelling and mathematics in preparation for the Year 2 SATs in May.
This week's home learning links to keeping these core skills ticking over. The activities and games on the websites below (and saved in Files) will help your child to develop fluency in each of the subjects in a fun way. Please encourage your child to log in to Purple Mash via the website welearn365.com to play games linked to English reading, English Writing, English SPaG (Spelling Punctuation and Grammar) and Mathematics.
Another great website for practising fluency in mathematics is Top Marks Hit the Button. Choose level 2 within Number Bonds, Doubles, Halves and Multiplication Tables to play quick-fire maths games.
Have a lovely, restful Easter break!
Our new Summer 1 topic is called 'Street Detectives' and has a History focus.
Cornersones Maestro: Street Detectives
This way or that way? Where should we go? Up to the local shops or down to the playing fields?
Let’s learn about our local community, looking at houses old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mums and dads were young. Perhaps your granny or grandpa went to your school or maybe they worked in the baker’s shop?
Make maps and plans of the streets around us, planning our routes. What can you see? What can we find? Whereabouts do you live? Do you know your address?
Find out how to write instructions, directions, adverts and learn rhymes all about our community from different times.
When the Lord Mayor writes and asks us to help make our street a better place, it’s time to get your thinking caps on and paintbrushes at the ready. Ready to roll, Street Detectives? Get your clipboards and cameras – it’s time to start investigating.
Our linked topics are:
Our Class text this half term will be 'Paddington Goes to Town' by Michael Bond.
Our Spring 2 Class Spotlight feature in the newsletter is now saved in the Files folder on this page.
Our P.E. days this term are Mondays and Fridays. Please could children keep a drawstring bag containing their P.E. kit in school so they can change into their P.E. kit on the relevant days.
A reading book and reading diary will be sent home with the children. Please record any reading you have done with your child in the reading diary.
Homework, spellings linked to phonics and phonics Rainbow Words will be given out on a Wednesday and will be tested on a Monday.
Class Spotlight - Spring Term
See Files for photos.
Beech Class has been mad about minibeasts during our Wriggle and Crawl topic. As part of our inspiration day, the children searched for minibeasts by looking under logs and leaves on the school field. In Science, the children learnt about habitats and camouflage and really enjoyed creating their own bug hotels for minibeasts using twigs, leaves and moss. As part of our English work, the children collaborated to research facts about minibeasts. Their curiosity about minibeasts led to them writing a brilliant leaflet about their favourite minibeast using commas in lists and interesting facts.
Class Spotlight - Autumn Term
In Autumn 2, Beech Class was mad about minibeasts during our Wriggle and Crawl topic. As part of our inspiration day, the children searched for minibeasts by looking under logs and leaves on the school field.
In Science, the children learnt about habitats and camouflage and really enjoyed creating their own bug hotels for minibeasts using twigs, leaves and moss.
As part of our English work, the children collaborated to research facts about minibeasts. Their curiosity about minibeasts led to them writing a brilliant leaflet about their favourite minibeast using commas in lists and interesting facts.
Ways to Support Your Child at Home
Mental Maths (Level 2): https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
Include the practice of 2,5 and 10 times tables.
Maths Games and Activities - Purple Mash: welearn365.com and use your child's log in details.
See High Frequency Words files in Media.
Grammar and Punctuation
Purple Mash - English - SPaG section. (Use your child's welearn365.com login.)
Strategies for to support spelling at home. See the Strategies document in Files.