Assalamu’alaikum and Welcome to all new children and parents for this academic year!
Welcome to Year 2 – Mercury Class
Assalamu Alaykum Parents. Welcome to the new academic year! We hope you had a restful summer break and a fantastic Eid!
We are all very much looking forward to the year ahead and working with you and your children.
What we are learning this Year/Term
Year 2 is an important year, it is a time to consolidate learning so far, learn new skills and get ready for the end of KS1 SATs.
Reading: Children will continue to develop their decoding of words and reading comprehension skills through individual reading, guided reading and whole class reading sessions.
Writing: We will be looking a range of traditional tales as well as non-fiction texts and poetry. Children will be expected to apply their understanding of grammar, punctuation and spelling to their writing.
Grammar & Punctuation: Taught grammar and punctuation sessions take place every week.
Phonics: Daily phonics sessions take place in phased groups. Most children are expected to complete Phase 6 in Year 2.
Spelling: There is a weekly spelling test and taught spelling session.
Handwriting: Handwriting practice focuses on secure orientation, size and joins.
In Maths, children will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in counting to 100, number bonds, addition and subtraction. They will also further develop their knowledge and skills in mental maths, investigations and word problems.
Our Science topic this term will be about ‘Uses of Materials’. We will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. Children will also develop their scientific enquiry skills by carrying out practical activities and investigations.
In Computing this term we will be looking at e-safety and begin to look at coding.
In PSHE we will be discussing ‘New Beginnings.’
In PE, the children will be taught by the sports coach once and by myself the once.
They will begin by going over basic movement skills.
In History this term, the children will be finding out about the Great Fire of London. Children will revisit the events and explore why they occurred.
In Art, children will learn about the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. They will study his work and explore the inspiration behind his paintings. Children will use him as an inspiration to create their own paintings.
In RE the children will be looking at a sense of belonging. We will then find out about Judaism.
Year 2 Staff
Ust Ghaffar has worked at Iqra as a TA for 8 years. She has worked across different year groups. Ust Ghaffar supports the children with their learning as well as any welfare issues.
Ust Uddin Has been a teaching assistant at Iqra for 10 years, mostly in year 1 but now has moved into year 2 alongside Ust Gaffar. She is a trusted and familiar face to all the children at Iqra and a great team member of the year 2 team.
Latest Year 2 News
In Year 2 we have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. We took part in some role play activities this week to help us understand what it must have been like to be in the middle of London whilst fire raged all around. A fire started on September 2nd in the...
We welcomed Perform Drama into school on 1st October and we had a workshop. The actor helped us to take part in some drama ourselves and here you can see us in one of our freeze frame moments. Whether you’re looking for a fresh angle on a traditional topic, a fun...
Year 2 had a superb afternoon learning about The Great Fire of London, including a visit by 'The History Man' The people of London who had managed to survive the Great Plague in 1665 must have thought that the year 1666 could only be better, and couldn’t possibly be...
Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name. PE lessons will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Homework is important because it helps to consolidate classroom teaching.
Please establish a homework routine and encourage your child to complete their homework as neatly as possible in pencil. Homework will be sent out on Fridays and returned on Tuesdays.
(At least 10 mins daily) Shared reading and reading aloud helps children develop their higher-order comprehension skills. Please remind your child to fill in their reading record every week.
(10 mins daily) Please encourage your child to learn the spelling rules and the meanings of words as well as the spellings.
If you wish to discuss anything then please don’t hesitate to contact us.
As always we are happy to help out if you have any further queries.
JazakAllah Khair for your support. We look forward to seeing you in school.