Welcome to Year 2!
How lovely it has been to have the children back in school! They have settled back into school life really well and seem very happy to be back in the classroom! The children are all very excited to be back and doing their grown-up work. They have been working so hard already! We are very excited to see how they progress throughout the year and are delighted to have such a kind, caring and sensible class.
Once Upon a Time in Maghull ...
The children will be exploring traditional tales in English. They will be diving into a world of talking gingerbread men and evil witches in 'The Gingerbread Man' and 'Hansel and Gretel'. They will learn how to write instructions and retell tales in our first Autumn term. They will also be exploring their local area in Geography as they take a closer look at where they live.
In maths, the children will be busy learning about place value, addition and subtraction, fractions and problem solving and reasoning. In Come and See, the children will be learning about Beginnings and Signs and Symbols. Growth and Survival is our topic in science. We will have fun finding out about healthy animals and learning how to keep ourselves healthy! Please find a full curriculum map attached below where you can find out all the long term plans across the curriculum subjects.
Home Reading Books - Each Monday, the children will take home a Big Cat Phonics book. These books should be read Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night at home and then returned fully read to school on Friday morning. On Friday, the children will then take home a Weekend Challenge book. This is an Oxford Reading Tree book that the children might find slightly more challenging. Challenge books then need to be returned fully read on Monday morning. As we are in unprecedented times, it is vital that children read two books a week at home in order to get back on track with their reading.
Spelling tests - New spellings will be given each Friday and the children will be tested on these the following Friday.
Reading Eggs Homework - Usernames and passwords for Reading Eggs will be stuck into home reading journals. Children should complete at least 1 lesson of Reading Eggs at home each week.
Abacus Homework - Usernames and passwords for Abacus will be stuck into home reading journals. Children will be given a new game each Friday to be completed for the following Friday.
EdShed - Usernames and passwords for EdShed will be stuck into home reading journals.
PE - Children will take part in PE on Wednesday afternoons.
Please find attached below the spelling list for Year 2.
Logins and Links
Attached below are the White Rose Year 1 Parent Workbooks. These can be used with children if you feel like there is an area in Maths they need to recap or catch up on.