Beech Class 2019-20
Welcome to Year 2
Hello and welcome to the Beech Class page of our school website. Here you will find dates, class information 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 20th January
English: Writing a narrative inspired by the picture book 'Amazing Grace' by Mary Hoffman
Maths: Adding and finding different combinations of money. Telling the time to the nearest quarter hour.
Topic: Researching Queen Elizabeth I and life in Elizabethan times
Science: Understanding the life cycles of different animals.
Dates for your diary:
W/B Mon 10th Feb - The Arts Week
Tues 11th Feb - Internet Safety Day
Fri 14th Feb - Lego Robotics Workshop
Thurs 5th March - World Book Day
W/B 16th March - Science Week
Thurs 2nd April - Easter Church Service
Class Teacher: Mrs A Rhead
Class Teaching Assistant (Tues-Thurs): Mrs D Adams
Reading at home
Children are expected to read to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes daily.
School Reading Books are changed on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please indicate in the reading diary when you have read with your child so we know that they require a new book. Children's books will be changed when they have read them twice.
Maths and English Homework is set on alternate weeks.
Homework is set on Friday and due in on the following Wednesday
Please see list of Year 2 Common Exception words under 'Spelling' below. These are the spellings that children are expected to learn to spell by the end of Year 2.
In Year 2 children are expected to know the following times tables:
2,3,5 and 10
There are some suggested websites and resources to help you practise these under 'Times Tables' below.
This term our topic is… Wonder Women
Suggested websites if you would like to complete some additional research with your child…
PE - Wednesday and Thursday
Library books changed - Friday
*Please note that Family Points are no longer recorded in Reading Records and are now collected on a chart in the classroom. Children receive their leaves in assembly as usual.
Year 2 Topics
For your information - these are the topics our class will cover this year:
History and Geography
Week 1 and 2 - Whole School 2 Week Topic - Local History: The Gunpowder Plot
Remainder of Autumn Term - Indian Spice
Spring Term - Wonder Women
Summer Term - 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