Damson Class - Year 2
What we have been up to in Damson Class:
Our Class Superstars:
Congratulations to Ivy and Albert who are this weeks Superstars!
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Spring: Continents and Oceans- Geography
Activities for home
This term our topic is London. In English we will be researching London buildings and landmarks to help us create an information text as well as writing our own stories that are based in London. In Maths we will be learning about place value in numbers up to 100, addition and subtraction using 2-digit numbers and an introduction to multiplication and division. In Science we will be learning about everyday materials, including sorting natural and man-made materials, comparing the suitability of materials and the recycling process. In History we will be learning about The Great Fire of London, putting the events onto a timeline and learning about the significance of Samuel Pepys. In Geography we will be identifying London on a map and exploring routes on a map. In DT we will be designing, making and evaluating a healthy salad.
Information for Parents
Everyday we start at 8:45am We leave at 3:15pm
Our PE days are on Monday and Friday - You will need to bring your PE kit to school on those days.
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.
Spelling - Practise spelling patterns and words you find tricky each week. Children will complete a 20 word quiz each half term based on some of the spelling patterns we have been learning.
Here are our Autumn Term spelling patterns
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. From December children will have a log in to TT Rock Stars. 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
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.
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: