Assalamu’alaikum and welcome!
بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم
As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatu -llāhi wa-barakātuh.
In shaa Allah you have had a restful SUMMER break and looking forward to RETURNING for THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR!
We hope you are ready for the new term with lots of learning, fun and new experiences!
What we are learning this Term:
This term, Year 2 will be reading ‘How to Find Gold’ by Viviane Schwarz. This quirky, humorous and adventurous picture book is a 2016 award winning children’s book that celebrates a rip-roaring tale of bravery, determination and believing in yourself. In our English lessons, we will be participating in a range of practical activities as well as writing in role, instruction texts, setting and character descriptions, letter writing and poetry.
This term, children will begin working on Phase 5 and learning about the rules of Spelling using a range of suffixes and learning new common exception words in Year 2.
This term, children will be exploring 2-digit numbers to 100, multiplication and division with the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, measurements, temperature and picture graphs.
In Science, we will be looking at ‘Uses of Materials’. Year 2 will name, identify and hunt for everyday materials including wood, metal, plastic, glass, rubber, brick, rock, paper, fabric and card. They will list properties of different materials such as hardness, strength, flexibility and shininess. Children will learn that the properties of materials are important to the object they are made from. They will identify suitable and unsuitable materials for different objects and will be able to explain why. Working Scientifically, children will learn what absorbency means and explore the absorbency of different types of materials and later apply the findings from these investigations to design theur very own nappy.
In History, we will be looking at the Great Fire of London. Children will investigate the following questions: Who was responsible for the Great Fire of London? How did the Great Fire of London occur? What was the result of the fire (both positive and negative)? What came out of the fire?
In DT, we will be looking at creating our own puppets in Textiles. Children will explore different types of puppets, its features and apply various stitching skills to design and create individual finger puppets.
In computing, we will be learning about online safey, emails and digital footprints. We will also explore the use of Google Docs and Google Sheets.
Islamic Studies and Arabic
Year 2 will be taught Islamic Studies and Arabic by Ustadh Kasujja twice 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 is on Wednesday (PE Coach) and Thursday (Class Teacher). The children will be focusing on Multi-Skills/Moving in different ways. Please ensure that your child remembers their correct PE kit.
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
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
This term, Year 2 delivered a fantastic assembly exploring the different continents of the world. They took their peers on an educational journey locating the seven different parts of the world from the largest to smallest continents. Year 2 sang a beautiful song...
Year 2 have demonstrated a positive outlook towards their learning and have shown an increased interest in the school curriculum and to the start of this academic year. This term, children have explored ‘writing in role’ as the main characters based on our English...
Welcome to the new Year 2 classroom! Year 2 have settled into their new classroom very well. They have adjusted to the new building and school environment amazingly. They have continued to produce exceptional work despite the...