Year 2: Fir and Yew 2021 - 2022

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Welcome to Year 2

Miss. Jones is our teacher in Fir Class.

Ms. MacDiarmid is our teacher in Yew Class.

Mrs. Cann, Miss. McCourt, Miss. Stevens, Miss. Gilmore and Miss. Lloyd work with us in Year 2.

 

Life in Year 2:

The children in Year 2 are looking forward to an amazing Summer term in 2022. 

Each day, we have a focused session on Reading, Writing, Maths and Phonics.

We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, Spanish, History, Geography, RE, Art, DT, PE, and Music.

Both Yew and Fir classes have PE on Wednesday - Please note the change of date back to our usual day!

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

We will be visiting Crosby Beach during this term - keep an eye out for a letter from school!

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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 and through our website, Twitter feed and Class Dojo pages, we work closely with our families to support children’s learning. 

 

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

English:

We follow a quality text based approach to English. This year, 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.

This half-term, our quality text is: Into the Forest by Anthony Browne.

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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 half-term our topics include:

  • Science - Animals, Including Humans
  • Geography - Sri Lanka
  • Art - Antony Gormley
  • PE - Fundamental Games
  • Music - Music From Around the World
  • RE - What Does It Mean To Belong To A Faith Community?
  • PSHE - Relationships

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

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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 Thursday/Friday either on Class Dojo or by paper exercise, and should be handed in by the following Thursday/Friday. 

Homework will include Reading, English, Maths and Spellings.

Fir Tree Dojo link: https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CQEPT6C 

Yew Tree Dojo link: https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CLACTN8 

Please contact your child's class teacher if you are having difficulty accessing Class Dojo.

(N.B. Support letters have been sent home in March 2022 for Class Dojo).

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

Phonics:

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

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/ 

Reading:

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

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

Maths:

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

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning 

https://ttrockstars.com/ 

 

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:

School account: @PinehurstP

Fir Tree account: @FirTreeClass

Yew Tree account: @PinehurstPYewY2

Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school -  we love seeing the amazing work our families do at home to support learning!

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