Summer 1 2022
Home learning is set on Google Classroom every Wednesday, this needs to uploaded and returned for the following Monday. Children will also practise their rapid recall target weekly and spellings. Homework activities will alternate between English and Maths. Please work with your child to complete the activities, but please don’t do it for them! In Year 2, we always remind the children to try their best even if they might make mistakes.
When we set writing activities, it would be best to get your child to write down their answers on a piece of paper and take a photo of it. This way we can make their spellings, handwriting and punctuation too.
Spellings: Spellings will be set and available to view every Friday on Google Classroom. The children will then be tested in class every Friday morning so that they have a week to practice. It will be a mix of high frequency words and words linked to a phonics sound. Your child will receive a login and password to access Spelling Shed, a programme we are using to teach spellings. There will be games for them to access at home. Please encourage this at least once a week.
Both classes will now have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Please send your children into school wearing their PE kit.
September- We are Called to Live as Family and Community
October- Rights and Responsibilities
November- Promotion of Peace
December- No CST- focus on Advent
February- An Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
March- The Dignity of the Human Person
April- No CST- focus on Lent
May- The Dignity and Rights of Workers
June- We are Called to Stewardship
Please ask your child what we have discussed
We will be focussing the book called ‘10 Things I can do to Help the World’ and The Magic Finger
Our grammar focus will be sentence types (statement, command and question), using subordination e.g. when, if, but and using a variety of punctuation including commas, exclamation marks and question marks.
In Year 2, we will continue the teaching of phonics, with a focus on consonant graphemes. We will also begin looking at the spellings of homophones, words that sound the same but have a different meaning and are spelt differently e.g. their and there, pair and pear
The children are read to daily by an adult and also have twice weekly sessions on a one to one basis. This is to ensure that children are exposed to a rich vocabulary and a chance to explore their understanding of a text. Please could parents support their child with reading by reading aloud to them but also ensuring children are reading to them independently for approximately 10 mins a day. It is important that children now work on their comprehension skills (understanding) so please do spend time discussing what you are reading and questioning your child about a text.
Text Types: Diary entries, character descriptions, stories, setting descriptions
Write different kinds of sentence: statement, question, exclamation, command.
Use expanded noun phrases to add description & specification.
Write using subordination (when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (or, and, but).
Correct & consistent use of present tense & past tense.
Correct use of verb tenses.
Write with correct & consistent use of:
o capital letters
o full stops
o question marks
o exclamation marks
Use commas in a list.
Use apostrophe to mark omission and singular possession in nouns.
Write under headings.
Handwriting- Write lower case letters correct size relative to one another.
Show evidence of diagonal & horizontal strokes to join.
At OLM we use the Maths No Problem scheme. This scheme focuses on mastery of different mathematical concepts. This term we will be focusing on:
Please ensure you continue to practice on your rapid recall targets as these are invaluable to your child’s mental arithmetic skills.
We will continue to practice the 2, 5 and 10 times tables until the children are completely confident in these. If you feel they are ready to move on, then please start practising the 3 and 4 times tables too. Please do practise these regularly. We have introduced the children to Times Table Rockstars and already sent home log ins. This is a fun way to motivate them to learn their tables. We will assign time during our Computing lessons to also support them.
Our School and local area
Gardens and parks
(mapping and fieldwork)-Ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events.
-Understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
We would like to plan a trip to learn more about this topic (please keep an eye out early next term for more details).
Common sense Media
We will practise logging into Google Classroom, Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed. Please look out for reminders on usernames and passwords being sent soon.
Tommy- Cricket and Athletics
This half term we welcome back Music lessons! Mrs Edwards will be teaching children about pitch, tempo, dynamics and rhythm.
The focus will be 'Vocal Control-Singing'
Pitching accurately. Dynamics-loud/quiet. Tempo –fast/slow-respond to leader’s direction/visual symbols. Crescendo /Dimuendo/pause ‘Rain, Rain Go Away’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFrKYjrIDs8
Listening –Teaching & learning stories, origins, traditions, history, and social context. Link to Aut 1 curriculum where possible.
Art & DT
We will create 3D models of houses and St Paul’s cathedral.
Children will learn to:
Use drawing and imagination to develop their ideas about St Paul´s Cathedral.
Use tone, pattern, line, and shape in charcoal pictures.
Examine paintings and sculptures and use them to develop their ideas about St Paul´s Cathedral.
Use shape and form when making clay models.
Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock- ups + ICT.
Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.
Select from and use a range of materials, including textiles according to their characteristics.
Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable.
Communicate their ideas in a group.
Develop ideas through talking and mock-ups.
Uses of everyday materials
- identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
• find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching
Friday 22nd April- Classical Cafe for Year 2- children will showcase their work- all parents invited
How you can support your child’s learning:
Information for parents- National Curriculum Tests