Year 2 - Beech 2023 - 2024
Maths Subject Leader
Welcome to Beech Class.
Movers and Shakers
This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.
For more information about this term's curriculum, please visit the Files section of this page to view the Curriculum Newsletter.
Reading This Term
This term, we will we reading the text 'Dogs Don't Do Ballet!' by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie.
We will also be reading a range of non-fiction texts as well as poetry.
In the afternoons, we enjoy reading books from Pie Corbett's Reading Spine - essential reading and enjoyable books for Year 2 children.
P.E. / Water Bottles
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.
Please ensure that your child comes to school with a water bottle filled with water every day. We will send these home at the end of every day to be washed and returned the next day.
Could all children please bring a coat to school as we move into Autumn and the weather turns colder and inclement. Thank you.
A piece of English home learning or a piece of Maths home learning will be set for homework each week. The dot on your child's home learning book will indicate which piece of home learning your child should complete for Maths and for English.
Home Learning will be uploaded to this Class Page on a Thursday and should be handed in by the following Tuesday. Answers to questions should be recorded in your child's home learning book. There is no requirement to print the home learning task.
Spellings will be uploaded onto this Class Page and will be tested on a Monday.
Reading: A reading book and a reading diary will be sent home with the children. Please complete at least one entry in your child's reading diary per week. Reading diaries will be checked weekly.
Times Tables: in class, we are learning the 2 times table. The aim is for children to be able to recall this times table off by heart and out of order. Please see the section below with ways to support the learning of multiplication tables.
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.