Year 2: Fir and Yew 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Year 2

Mrs Smith is our teacher in Fir class.

Mr Timms is our teacher in Yew class.

Miss McCourt and Mrs Parr work with us in Year 2.

 

In Year 2 at Pinehurst we Experience, Excel and Enjoy.

 

Life in Year 2

The children in Year 2 are looking forward to a great year of learning. 

We have a focused session on Reading, Writing, Maths and Phonics each day. We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, Spanish, History, Geography, RE, Art, DT and Music.

Both Yew and Fir classes have PE on Tuesday and Friday.

Your child will need a yellow Pinehurst t-shirt, navy shorts and a pair of pumps or trainers in school to take part.  
 

Our Curriculum 

At Pinehurst Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides the children with opportunities to Experience, Excel and Enjoy. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery of a twenty first century education. A cross-curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning. 

English and Maths skills that we will be developing in Year 2

English 

We will be continuing to write traditional tales, which will include work on adjectives, inverted commas, apostrophes to show possession and general sentence formation. We will be writing instructions on various topics, which will include; commas in lists, adverbs of time, adjectives, conjunctions and general punctuation.

Keep an eye on our half-termly newsletter for more information on the genres we will be exploring!

Maths 

In maths we will be exploring the following:

  • Numbers to 100
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division of 2, 5 and 10
  • Length
  • Mass
  • Temperature
  • Picture Graphs
  • Money
  • Shape
  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Volume

The Wider Curriculum in Year 2

This term our topics include:

Science - Living things and their habitats and Everyday materials

Geography - Parks

History - Toys

Art - Portraits

PE - Gymnastics and Games

Music - Hands, Feet, Heart!

RE - Leaders, Teachers and Christmas Celebrations

PSHE - Celebrating difference (including Anti-Bullying)

Please see our Curriculum news at the bottom of the page for more information. 

How can I help and support my child at school? 

Please read with your child at home as much as you can and record their reading in the Home Reading Diary.  Please ensure that your child brings their bookbag to school every day.

Homework in Year 2

Homework is set on a Monday and Tuesday and should be returned by the end of the week. 

Homework will include Reading, English, Maths and Spellings.

We will have a spelling test on a Friday.

Key Websites your child can use to support their learning in Year 2

Phonics https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

Reading https://www.readliverpool.co.uk/

Maths https://mathsnoproblem.com/en/mastery/what-is-maths-mastery/

Practical ideas to support your child 

  • Sharing books, reading with and to your child. 

  • Visiting places of interest, talking to your child about them, and encouraging them to ask questions. Places you may choose to visit: the library, country parks and local nature reserves, museums, etc. 

  • Making opportunities to play and work with others. 

  • Opportunities to be creative. 

 

To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PinehurstP 

Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school. 

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