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Copernicus (Year 2)

Mrs Dowson

Welcome to the Year 2 class page. Everyone has settled back into school life and we are already working our socks off. 

We love to read! Children will bring books home to read every day. Please listen to them read and sign their reading log to say that they have read. The books will be changed in school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you click on the link below you can choose lots of other free ebooks to read

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

In year 2 we are working really hard to learn our phonics. We are practicing using our phonics to read both real and nonsense words. If you want to practise these at home you could play some of the games on

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

This term we are working on developing our cursive handwriting and using capital letters and punctuation in all of our writing. We have started to read and spell the KS1 common exception words and will be working on these throughout year two. Here they are in case you want to practice these at home.

In maths, we have focussed on place value of numbers up to 100. This included lots of counting, comparing and ordering numbers. We use objects as well as drawings to help us learn and understand maths. We are practising counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s ready to learn our times tables.

This video has helped us count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s quickly.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-counting-with-john-farnworth/zbct8xs

Our topic this half term has been Scented Garden.

We have looked at different parts of plants and found out what their job is. We have discovered what plants need to grow healthy and have explored the different stages of a plant life cycle. There are more activities about this topic for children to access at home on purple mash. Click the link.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/southbank

We have used our artistic skills and a range of materials to create a variety of artwork. Here are some of the amazing sketching, painting, printing and chalk pictures that we have created.

We enjoyed learning how to sew and make boxes to bring home scented gifts!

This term we have practicing singing songs, some in two parts! Look at our concentration!

During black history month we learnt about Rosa Parks and how her story helped to change laws to make the world a fairer place to live in. The children in year 2 were shocked to hear the laws that used to exist and ways in which the world used to discriminate. I am proud of each and every one of the children in my class who are accepting, tolerant and proudly celebrate each other’s differences. Together we can make the world a better place.

We will have PE on a Wednesday each week. Children should come to school in their PE kit. Please make sure that this is appropriate for the weather as PE will be outside. Tracksuit/jogging bottoms and trainers are ideal!

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