Damson Class - Year 2
What we have been up to in Damson Class
Our Class Superstars
Our Harvest Performance
Our learning behaviours are: Make Good Choices, Learn Together, Stay Focused, Be Proud, Show Respect, Never Give Up.
Activities for home
This term our topic is Chocolate. We are looking at plants and growing and changing in Science, with the opportunity to grow our own plants! We will look at the history of Cadbury and the process of how chocolate is made in History. In Art we will sketch different chocolate bars and then make one out of clay before painting and varnishing them. We will learn about the world's continents and oceans and the features of hot and cold climates in Geography. In DT we will be designing and making our own moving vehicle complete with wheels and axles.
Information for Parents
Everyday we start at 8:45am We leave at 3:00pm
Our PE days are on Wednesday and Thursday - On these days, you need to come into school in your PE kit.
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. Spellings are also displayed on our class notice board in the playground. Keep practising these spellings and spelling patterns so they can be used confidently when you are writing.
Maths - Arithmetic homework will be sent home in yellow maths books every Friday. Try to show your working in the book to help you! Maths homework needs to be returned by the following Thursday ready for the next weeks homework.
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
We follow the letters and sounds scheme to teach phonics. In Year 2 we recap phase 3 and phase 5 sounds to help us decode words. We also look at different spelling patterns and practise these when during activities which include reading, writing and playing phonics games.
We teach Letters and Sounds 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: