Beech Class 2018-19
Welcome to Year 2
Hello and welcome to the Beech Class page of our school website. Here you will find dates, class information, spellings and homework. You can also find out what we will be learning each week and see photographs of all the fun we have at school.
I am always available at the end of the day so if you have any questions, queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to speak to me. Appointments can also always be arranged through the office. Thank you.
Week beginning 1st July
Wednesday 3rd July is our school trip to Coventry Cathedral! Remember to be on time and come to school dressed as an evacuee.
Literacy: Writing a recount of our trip to Coventry Cathedral
Numeracy: Addition and Subtraction strategies
Topic: Creating a Modroc War memorial
Computing: Creating a PowerPoint about the home front
Week beginning 8th July
Topic: Creating a propaganda poster that would have been found during WW2. Decorating our Modroc War Memorials. Learning about VE day and how people celebrated the end of the war.
Computing: Adding animations to our powerpoints and presenting them to the class
Tuesday 9th July is our VE day Street party. Children are invited to come to school dressed as evacuees and will be cooking rations food and celebrating the end of WW2! Parents are invited in from 2.30pm.
Powerprojects are due in on Monday and will be shared with the class during our VE day party.
Week beginning 15th July
Monday - sponsored whole school marathon and other physical activities. Children to come to school dressed in their PE kits.
Thursday - Leavers church service
Friday - Leavers assembly and prize giving
Plus lots of other fun end of term activities going on all week!
Dates for your diary:
Monday 29th April - First day of Summer term
May - SATS tests taking place
Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday - no school
Tuesday 21st May - Class Photos
Thursday 23rd May -Last day of term
Friday 24th May - INSET day, school closed
Friday 14th June - Father's Day Breakfast
Monday 24th July - Sports Day (am)
Thursday 27th July - Move up morning
Tuesday 2nd July - Infant move up afternoon
Wednesday 3rd July - Year 2 Trip to Coventry Cathedral
Tuesday 9th July - Beech Class VE Day party, parents invited in from 2.30pm
Friday 12th July - PTA Summer Fayre
Note for parents: We will be changing the way we record Family Points from the summer term. They will now be recorded in a chart in the classroom and will no longer be stamped into reading diaries. Children will receive their leaves in assembly as normal.
PE - Wednesday and Thursday
Reading books changed - Monday and Thursday
Library - Thursday
Homework - set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday
Spellings - set on Friday and tested the following Friday
Year 2 Topics
For your information - these are the topics our class will cover this year:
History and Geography
Term 1 - Whole School 2 Week Topic - Journey Through Europe
- The Great Fire of London
Term 2 - Pioneers (The Moon Landing and Important Inventors)
Terms 3 and 4 - India
Terms 5 and 6 - The Home Front (World War 2)
Terms 1 and 2 - Materials
Term 3 - Animals, including Humans
Term 4 - Living things and their habitats
Terms 5 and 6 - Plants
Religions covered in Year 2: Christianity, Islam, Sikh, Buddhism
Well done to our prize winners!
HAPPY EASTER FROM BEECH CLASS!
Reading in the sunshine!☀️
Our fantastic India topic work on display
Raising money for Shakespeare House Hospice
Open Evening ~ Thank you to all the children who helped!
Maths Challenge Projects
Resources to help at home
Times Table Games and Songs
5x table song:
2x table song:
Websites linked to our learning:
Recycling Videos - https://www.recyclenow.com/recycling-knowledge/how-is-it-recycled
Minecraft Coding: https://code.org/minecraft
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/15905989/ (Addition Race)
For support with phonics, reading and spelling please watch the video on the link below:
The video will explain to parents how to help their child correctly decode when reading and also sound out unfamiliar spellings using the correct pronunciation of sounds as taught in school.
Oxford Owl is also a very useful website for parental support: http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/