Year 2

Year 2

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Assalamu’alaikum and welcome!

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم

Summer 2

As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatu -llāhi wa-barakātuh.

In shaa Allah you have had a restful half term and are looking forward to returning for Summer 2!
We hope you are ready for the new term with lots of learning, fun and EXCITING experiences!

What we are learning this term:

English

This term, Year 2 will be reading ‘Pattan’s Pumpkin’ by Chitra Soundar. This exciting and vibrantly illustrated picture book unfolds a traditional flood story from Southern India. In our English lessons, we will be participating in a range of practical activities and writing methods to explore and deepen our understanding of different cultures, lifestyle and natural disasters. Year 2 will be writing in role, setting descriptions, free verse poetry, storytelling, newspaper reports and narratives (myths).

Phonics

This term, children will continue working on Phase 5/ 5+ and learning about the rules of Spelling using a range of suffixes and learning new common exception words in Year 2.

Maths

This term, children will continue consolidating their learning about multiplication and division with the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and explore time and volume.

Science

In science, we are looking at ‘Habitats’. Year 2 will identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants. Children will explore their immediate local environments. They will identify local and global habitats and recognise, in simple terms, those which are similar in scale or diversity. They will also learn to recognise how differences between places close to each other result in a different range of plants and animals being found.

History

In History, we will be looking at ‘Technological Change’ and explore the development of communication from the past to the present. Children will explore how communication has evolved overtime and the impact various inventions have had on the quality of communication from the past to the present, for example, Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Typewriters, Telephones and Social Media.

Art 

In Art, we will be exploring a range of craft materials to create a shoebox diorama. Children will have the opportunity to learn about the different types of weaving, how to print using Styrofoam and assemble wired jewellery to create a woodland themed shoebox diorama. 

Computing

In computing, we will be using Gsheets to create various tables, format tables and write formulas for addition. Year 2 will explore different features on Gsheets including tables, graphs/charts and cell location.

Islamic Studies and Arabic

Year 2 will be taught Islamic Studies and Arabic by Ustadh Kassujja thrice a week. The children will learn about the importance of different Islamic values, how best to apply these in everyday life, Muslim identity in addition to learning and practising new Surahs.

PE

PE is on Thursday with the PE Coach. Please ensure that your child remembers their correct PE kit every Thursday.

HOMEWORK

Homework will be set every Friday and collected on Tuesday. Homework will consist of Maths, English and Spellings. Children will also be expected to complete homework on platforms such as Google Classroom, IXL, Purple Mash and Bug Club. Your child will be sent home with a reading book every week. Please encourage children to read the book more than once to help familiariase themeselves with the vocabulary used and secure their phonetical knowledge, reading and comprehension.

Year 2 Staff

My name is Ustadha Khan and this is my 3rd year at Iqra Primary School. After working at the school for a few years, I am delighted to be continuing my teaching journey as a Year 2 teacher.
I look forward to working with you all and if there are any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Ustadha Rahman is always on hand to help Year 2 understand what they are doing and to achieve their best!

Ustadha Mohamed is a learning support assistant and helps individual children with managing their needs. 

Latest Year 2 News

Year 2’s Wild Encounters!

Year 2’s Wild Encounters!

Year 2 engaged in an interactive science workshop delivered by the ZooLab company which immersed children in the wonders of the natural world. Through a thrilling hands-on experience, we discovered the differences between living and non-living entities and journeyed...

Art Week In Year 2!

Art Week In Year 2!

During Art Week, Year 2 embarked on an exciting journey to explore and express their Islamic identity through various art media. The children began their artistic exploration by engaging in meaningful discussions about their...

Year 2 Geography Fieldtrip!

Year 2 Geography Fieldtrip!

This term, Year 2 have explored various maps, including treasure maps, world maps, town maps and more. We then looked into using simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of Iqra Primary School and its local surroundings.       We visited...

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