2019-20

Our teachers are:  Mrs H. Potts: Monday - Wednesday and Mrs M. Meadham: Thursday - Friday

Our Class Link Governors are Letizia Alterno and Ruth Broadhurst.

Our Class

There are 29 pupils in our class and we have different learning places depending on the subject we are studying.

We have a writing table and a reading corner, with a range of texts covering fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

We also have a computing area with two desk top computers.  At other times, we are able to use a range of school lap tops and ipads to enhance our learning.

Our Day

In the morning we focus on English and Mathematics. We develop or reading through Guided Reading Sessions and following The Write Stuff writing programme and develop or mathematical knowledge through practical games, activities and problem solving.

In the afternoon we learn through challenges, focusing on Science, ICT, DT, History and Geography, Art and Music depending on our half termly topic. We also develop our spiritual social and emotional skills through RE and PSHCE.

Rewards

We are rewarded through Team Points for the right attitude to learning, effort and behaviour. Our behaviour is monitored through the SCARF Behaviour system.

Each day someone will be awarded SCARF of the day! This is someone who has stood out in some way, following our SCARF principles.

S – Safe          C – Caring        A – Achieving       R – Respectful         F – Friendly.

Year 2 Curriculum Coverage Map 2019-20

Please click on the link below to view the Class 2 curriculum at St Mary's for 2019-20. 

Please Note:  These maybe subject to change, as necessary to fulfil the ongoing needs of the curriculum. 

 

File icon: pdf Year 2 St Mary's Curriculum Coverage Map 2019-20 [pdf 334KB] Click to download

Year 2 Newsletters 2019-20

Please select a document from our half termly newsletters below.

 

File icon: pdf Year 2 Autumn 1 Newsletter 2019 [pdf 188KB] Click to download

Year 2 Curriculum

Topics

Whilst following the New Curriculum, we try to cover our topics in as creative a way as possible.

We study five different topics each year which are Science, History or Geography based.  However, we are very good at linking all other curriculum areas too, for example, Art, Music and Design Technology, making for an exciting and varied learning experience.

English

Our reading and writing also links to our topics and we cover a range of genres.  We read and write character studies and stories, learn about and use the features of non-fiction writing, as well as learning to write letters, diaries, instructions and poetry.  We also have guided reading sessions which give us the opportunity, in small groups, to discuss whole texts and extracts from a range of authors.  We also have the opportunity to change our reading books, daily, and are encouraged to write about the books we read at home.

Mathematics

In maths, we learn through songs, games, practical and written activities.  We try to challenge ourselves with problem solving tasks and learn how important mathematics is, in everyday life.

 

Topic

Topic Resources

Please click on the picture link to access resources to support your topic work this half term.

Purple Mash

Please can I encourage you to sign up for/install Purple Mash at home. Your child can access Purple Mash from home on a laptop, desktop or a tablet. Purple Mash is a safe environment that does not require any downloading or allow interaction with people online and children cannot make any financial transactions. We will be encouraging the children to continue their learning at home and Purple Mash is a great resource for this. Your child will be taught how to use Purple Mash in school and will be able to use it without supervision, but you may want to take a few minutes to explore it yourself so that you can help them with their work. Please click on the picture link to login to Purple Mash.

Note:  You have already had your child’s username and password - please let me know if you need this again.
 
 

Home Learning

Home Learning

We would like to emphasise practicing basic skills for Home Learning. These are non-negotiable elements that focus on Reading or being read to, spelling and times table practice on a daily basis. Pupils will also receive fortnightly Maths tasks based on our Year 2 learning objectives.

Spellings  

Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Children will have spelling activities alongside learning the spellings. Children will be assessed on how they apply these spellings in their independent writing.

Reading

Our reading books will be changed once a week. Please read at home with you child each evening and sign your child’s reading record. They are sent home for us to practise our reading and increase fluency, whilst our parents can enjoy sharing our learning too! We will also have guided reading sessions where other skills in reading are focused on and developed.

Your child needs their book bag in school every day as the day they change their books may change depending on the demands of the week.

Mental Maths

In the Autumn term our ‘Quick Mental Maths’ and ‘Mad Minutes’ will focus on:
? Recall all number bonds to and within 10 off by heart and use these to reason with and calculate bonds to and within 20, recognising other associated additive relationships 
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? (e.g. If 7 + 3 = 10, then 17 + 3 = 20; if 7 – 3 = 4, then 17 – 3 = 14; leading to if 14 + 3 = 17, then 3 + 14 = 17, 17 – 14 = 3 and 17 – 3 = 14). ? All doubles and halves from double 1 to double 20 / half of 2 to half of 40 ? (E.g. double 17=34, half of 28 = 14)

 

http://www.greenfieldstmary.oldham.sch.uk/curriculum/mathematics/mathematics.html

 

File icon: pdf Advice for Parents - Year 2 Reading [pdf 50KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Fun Ways to Learn Spellings at Home [pdf 112KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Reading Question Stems [pdf 219KB] Click to download

Class 2 End of Year Expectations

Please select a document from the list below.

 

File icon: pdf St Mary's English Writing Expectations Year 2 [pdf 120KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary's Reading Expectations Year 2 [pdf 99KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Mathematics Book Expectations 2019-20 [pdf 116KB] Click to download

Design and Technology

DT is generally taught as a discreet project-based subject often with cross curricular links. The subject usually follows a pattern of researching, designing, making and evaluating. Children are encouraged to look at designs of related artefacts, carry out market research where relevant, use a range of tools and materials and produce a product based on textiles, structures, food or moving vehicles. The subject may be taught on a weekly basis or over a concentrated period of time. The subject encourages group work as well as peer and self-assessment giving pupils the opportunity to use skills from other subjects such as Maths, History and Science, bringing their own ideas to life.

P.E. - Autumn Term

PE is on a Tuesday and Friday this half term. All children need an interchangeable kit for indoor and outdoor use depending on the weather. Children need pumps and outdoor trainers. Please ensure everything has a name in. This term sees us learning dance and netball.