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Our Curriculum

Activities for home

Our Topic

This term our topic is Beside the Seaside. In English we will be looking at both fiction and non-fiction texts based around the seaside and will use these to create our own stories and information texts. In Maths we will be learning about fractions of shapes and amounts, telling the time and measuring mass, capacity and temperature. In Science we will be learning about plants including growing our own plants, drawing life cycles and looking at plants we can eat. In History we will be comparing Victorian seaside holidays to the seaside resorts we know of today. We will also learn about Grace Darling and why she is significant. In Geography we will be exploring features of the seaside, researching a local seaside resort and learning about the islands around the UK. In DT we will be planning and making glove puppets following a design criteria.

Punch and Judy staff being 'sworn at' in Dorset | Bournemouth Echo

Information for Parents

Everyday we start at 8:45am  We leave at 3:00pm

Our PE days are on Tuesday and Friday - You will need to bring your PE kit to school on those days.

Homework

Reading - Please read at least 3 times at home each week.  We are also counting how many times we read at home to get our Bronze (50 reads), Silver (100 reads) and Gold (200 reads) awards. 

Don't forget to log on to Bug Club too so you can practise reading and answering questions with these books. Bug Club Link

Spelling - New spellings will be sent home every Friday.  Practise these ready for the spelling test next Friday. Try and practise writing spelling words in a sentence too as this will help you learn them. Keep practising these spellings and spelling patterns so they can be used confidently when you are writing. 

Maths - Maths homework will be set every Friday on Purple Mash. Children's log in information is in their reading diaries and you will find the homework under '2Dos'.  

Practise times tables for the 2, 5 and 10 tables. the link to TT Rock Stars to help you is here TT Rock Stars link

For a list of recommended reads for Year 2 click here

Phonics

We use the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to plan and provide daily engaging phonics lessons.

In phonics, we teach children that the letters of the alphabet represent a different sound, that these can be used in a variety of combinations and are put together to make words. The children learn to recognise all of the different sounds and combinations that they might see when they are reading or writing.

Click here to see the list of sounds that we are consolidating.

Click here for access to phonicsplay. This is a useful website for fun phonics games.

 We teach phonics and spellings daily in Year 2. Click here to see the overview of spelling patterns for the year.

We need to spell lots of words by the end of Year 2. Click here to see them and keep practising them until you can spell them correctly in your work.

The children  have been practising applying  sounds in phonics lessons and have been reading real and alien words.  Practise sounding out these words. Click on the links below:

Real and Alien words 1

Real and Alien words 2