Welcome to Ashton Primary School's Year 2 page!
Summer 1 2019
Our Teacher is Miss Fairclough
Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Ireland
Mrs Sherlock teaches us on a Monday afternoon and Mrs Scarborough teaches us on a Tuesday afternoon.
In Literacy, we are reading 'The Wind in the Willows'. We are going to be exploring the story and focusing on how the characters emotions change at different times of the story. We will be showing this by writing letters and diary entries. Then we will be planning and writing a brand new story!
Phonics and Reading Schemes
In Key Stage One, we use the 'Letters and Sounds' scheme to learn Phonics. In Year 2, the focus is on learning to spell words following rules. We are learning 'Phase 6'.
Our reading scheme is 'Oxford Reading Scheme'.
In Maths this half term, we are going to start off by revising efficient methods of adding and subtracting two-digit numbers. We are then going to use this by calculating one and two step word problems. After that, we will be revising all the things that we have learnt so far this year.
In our Science lessons, we are going to be learning about 'Living things and their habitats'. We will be finding out about where different animals live, food chains, adaptations and also about how we know something is alive. We will be classifying objects into three categories: Living, dead and never alive.
Design and Technology
In our DT lessons this half term, we are going to building up towards creating our own puppets! We will start off by looking at puppets that already exist, then we will develop our puppet making skills including sewing! We will then design and make our own puppet before we analyse it.
Every half term, the children in Year 2 are given a 'homework menu'. It is expected that children complete at least 4 activities over the course of the half term. We want children to enjoy doing their homework so we try and make the activities as fun as possible. Here is a copy of the latest homework menu:
We are very lucky to have 'MyMaths' in school. Homework is set through MyMaths too. If you need help logging in, please see a member of staff who will be happy to help. If you are using a tablet device, you will need to download the 'Puffin Academy' app.
PE days are Monday and Tuesday
Please ensure all items of PE kit is clearly labelled and in school. They will remain in school until half term. Please ensure you have removed any earrings on this day as children will not be able to do PE with earrings in and that long hair is tied back. Please note that adults in school are not allowed to remove the earrings and plasters over earrings are not permitted.
Weather permitted the majority of the lessons will be outside so please provide warm clothing, e.g. leggings or tracksuit bottoms.
This half term's reading challenge is 25 reads! If you read your home reading book 25 times, you will be able to go to the special reading treat at the end of the half term. Keep reading!
It is fantastic that most of our parents are all connected with Class Dojo to see how your child is getting on with earning their points and checking in with the Class Story.
We regularly use the messaging aspect of Dojo for communication so please look out for any messages and feel free to send either of us any messages or ask any questions.
Please note that it can take up to two working days for staff to reply to messages on Dojo. Messages will not be read or replied to during weeknights between 6pm - 8am or at any time during the weekend.
Thanks for visiting Year 2's page!