Year 2 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Class teacher – Mrs L. Hudson (Everyday except Tuesday)
Mrs C Hudson (Tuesday and Wed PM)
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Waterman (Every morning and Mon, Tues & Thurs PM)
"This is the story of the very first Christmas. It happened more than two thousand years ago in a town called Nazareth." but they changed it to "This is the story of the first Christmas that happened 2000 years ago. It happened in Nazareth." that would be fine!
It isn't going to be a west end production but we will wear some costumes - we have what we need and we will ask Narrators to bring in a top to wear- it could be a Christmas jumper or any long or short sleeved top. We can't sing as much this year so we will aim to do one song, and possibly some fun actions to go with it too. I will let you know when it is online.
Please can you keep the laminated bits of their lines in their bookbags, so that we can practise it in class every day. The only thing your child needs to bring in is their any sounds/Tricky words that some children may have, their reading book, purple reading contact book and their lines, so everything else can stay at home, please.
We will be learning about why we remember these events and how we celebrate them today.
We will be carrying out the Phonics Screening Test this half term. Some children will do it near the beginning of the half term, and some will do it nearer the end. They will come out of class and spend 10 minutes or so reading 40 words to Mrs Hudson – 20 are pseudo (made-up) words, the remaining 20 are real.
In English this half term, our core texts will be:
These texts will provide many writing opportunities including writing in role, examining poetry, using persuasive language and recording personal events.
We will continue to learn new spelling patterns through homophones and alternative spellings for sounds already taught such as gn- & kn. Additionally we will start to learn the correct spelling of the common exception words and apply these in our independent writing. We will also learn common suffixes such as –ful, -ness and –ly, and apply them to our reading and writing. We will also write words that contain an apostrophe for contraction – don’t, can’t etc. We will also learn how to use the apostrophe to demonstrate possession- the baker’s cat.
We will continue to do regular whole class reading comprehensions and develop our phonic knowledge, revisiting alternative graphemes and pronunciations using spelling patterns we practised during Year 1.
Please have a look at our Curriculum Overview for parents below which I have uploaded for you to see what we are aiming to learn about this half term.
Year 2 - Autumn Term
Please note that the first five questions on the maths reasoning papers are aural. these are read out to the children in class.