Year 2 2023 - 2024

Miss Bowen

Ms Howell

Meet the Team:

2H - Ms Howell,  Ms Osborne, Miss Howell,Ms Tierney, Mme Lie and Mrs Knight

2B - Miss Bowen, Mrs Dadabhoy, Miss Osborne, Miss Banks 

If you have any questions, please speak to one of our Year 2 staff or email year2@almapark.manchester.sch.uk


Welcome

Welcome to Year 2! This year, children will continue to develop as enthusiastic and independent learners, with opportunities to challenge our thinking, take risks and learn from our mistakes.

Here, you can find an overview of the Year 2 Curriculum. You can use this information to discuss with your child what they have learned and continue to support their learning at home.

 

What's happening this half term?

 

Maths

This half term, we are exploring money. We are learning: 

  • The value of coins and notes.
  • What is change?
  • Solving problems with money, including addition and subtraction.

We are continuing to learn the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, including multiplication and division facts. 

 

English:

Our Talk for Write text is Pigs Might Fly.

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We will be writing our own traditional tale with a twist. We will explore what features make a traditional tale with a twist, and use this new knowledge to write our own! This will also include suffixes, sentence openers and apostrophes.  

We will carry on focusing on capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and our beautiful handwriting! 

 

History:

We are learning about the Suffragettes and Suffragists. We will be going on a school trip to see the statue of Emmeleine Pankhurst who was from Manchester. 

Click for the Knowledge Organiser

 

Science:

We are learning about animals including humans. What does an animal need to survive? 

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D.T.:

We are learning about textiles and puppets. We will design, create and evaluate our own puppet.

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Computing:

We are Researchers. We will use research collected to create a PowerPoint all about an animal of our choice. 

 

Religious Education:

We are learning about Christianity and what Christians believe in.  

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PHSE:

Children will learn about physical health and mental wellbeing.   

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Music:

Children will learn about vocal and body percussion.  

 

PE:

Remember to come into school wearing your PE kit on the following days.

  • Gymnastics- Monday

Kit: Black shorts or tight-fitting black leggings and a plain white t-shirt. Please ensure hair is tied back.

  • Outdoor Games - Wednesday 

Kit: Trainers, black shorts or tight-fitting black leggings, and a plain white t-shirt (a tracksuit top and joggers may be worn if cold). Please ensure hair is tied bac.


Reading:

In class we are currently reading More Seriously Silly Stories by Laurence Anholt and Arthur Robins.

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Please read with your child every day and comment in their reading record when you do. Reading books should be in school everyday for independent reading and will be changed everyday when required and signed.

Please use the Collins eBooks for Little Wandle books using your child's home logins. These books will be read in groups at school - click here

 

Homework:

Spellings will be sent out every week on Thursday, which children will learn for a spelling test the following Thursday. 

This half term's BrainBuilder can be found here.

 

Multiplication Speed Grid

Year 2 children need to be able to read and spell these words - Year 2 Common Exception Words

 

 

Year 2: Celebrations and Enrichments items

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