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If your child needs to isolate we will have teams sessions online at 9am, 10:45am and 1pm. Please notify Miss LeVardi if you are isolating and will be on teams. 

Welcome to Year 2 – Star Class

"Laugh often, dream big, reach for the stars!" Don Williams, Jr.

 

Welcome to Star Class, a group of 30 pupils who are all eager and enthusiastic to grow, learn and have fun together. My name is Miss LeVardi and I will be teaching Year 2 alongside Mrs Gartside. We look forward to watching and supporting each of the children to achieve their greatest potential.

 

Star class have an exciting year ahead! We will start by exploring the Artic, under the gaze of the Northern lights, to help wolf find his way home. We will then become historians digging into Whitworth's past and looking at the Taylor family, a family of extremely successful and famous surgeons and medics. Our ‘World Kitchen’ topic will allow us to journey around the 7 continents, tasting a variety of traditional dishes through our cookery demonstrations which will be showcased in a class cookery book. Finally we will conduct our own fieldwork as we explore living things and their habitats which will hopefully lead to a class trip to a nearby farm or zoo.

 

We look forward to showing you how we develop and progress as we work hard in our learning.

 

Spring 1

This term, our theme is World Kitchen. Throughout this term we will be looking at the continents and oceans in Geography. Learning to identify them on a map, identify physical and human features as well as looking at landmarks in different continents. 

 

Within Literacy, we will be developing our abilities on writing stories on themes and looking at different recipes which we will link to our DT project of a balanced diet and recipes we can use to ensure this. 

 

In Maths, we will continue to recap addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also learn about temperature, picture graphs, money and word problems. We will ensure that we use practical equipment to help us achieve our understanding in these areas. 

 

Other than Geography, in our curriculum time we will be learning about Animals including humans in Science, balanced diets in DT and I want to play in a band in Music. We will also be learning about Living in the wider world in PSHE which will include: Belonging to a Community, Media Literacy and Digital Resilience and Money and Work. In Computing we will learn how to present our ideas. Throughout PE lessons, we will be completing Dance with Sally on a Thursday and fundamental skills lessons with Coach Tom on a Tuesday. 

ROUTINES IN CLASS

Snack Time 

Morning break begins at 10:30am. If you wish to you can send your child in with a healthy snack.  

In the afternoon, we have snack time just before home time. This is a piece of fruit from our selection in school or you can send your child in with another healthy snack.  

 

Reading

We ask you to read with your child as much as possible to help with their learning. Once you have read with your child, please fill in their reading record to let us know. Every child will always have two school reading books. We will change books if you have noted they have been completed so please ensure your child’s reading record and books are in their school bag. We are noting down how many times each child reads in a week, with each child who meets their individual target each week, getting a prize. 

 

PE

PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit (Black leggings or black jogging bottoms, PE top and hoody, jumper or cardigan).

 

Spellings

Children will have new spellings each week which are displayed below in Homework Reminders. They will be tested on these every Friday morning so it would be great if they could practice them in the week at home.

 

Phonics

Every weekend children will be sent home with their phonics focus pack which contains an activity sheet based on the week's sounds, their week's spellings and a reading book containing these sounds. These packs need to be returned by the following Thursday in order for them to be changed to the current week's learning. Children have been working hard in class on their phonic knowledge and in bringing their pack home they can consolidate this by talking to you about all they have learned.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:50 – 9:00

Morning Maths

Morning Maths

Morning Maths

Morning Maths

Morning Maths

9:00-10:00

KS1 Assembly 9:00–9:20

 

Literacy

Funda (School Improvement Time)

Literacy

Literacy

Good Work Assembly 9:00 – 9:30

Literacy (SPAG Focus)

10:00 – 10:30

Phonics

Phonics

Phonics

Phonics

Phonics

10:30 – 10:45

Break Duty

 

Break Time

Break Time

Break Time

Break Time

10:45 – 11:55

MNP

MNP

MNP

MNP

Think it Friday MNP

11:55- 12:55

Lunch Time

Lunch Time

Lunch Time

Lunch Time

Lunch Time

1:00-1:10

Maths Mastery

Maths Mastery

Maths Mastery

Maths Mastery

Maths Mastery

1:10 – 1:30

Guided Reading

Guided Reading

Guided Reading

1:10 - 1:45 PSHE

1:45 – 2:15 Music

Guided Reading

1:30 – 2:00

Curriculum

SATs SPAG Session

Curriculum

RE

2:00 – 3:00

Curriculum

 

Literacy

Curriculum

Dance 2:15 – 3:00

3:00 – 3:15

Story and daily review

Story and daily review

Story and daily review

Story and daily review

Story and daily review

Homework Reminders

 

During Spring Term reading books will be changed on a Tuesday and Friday. We will be completing exit tickets before books are changed to ensure children are developing their comprehension skills as well as their fluency and decoding. 

 

Spellings are linked to what they children are learning in phonics. Please ask them who their phonics teacher is so they are learning the correct spellings. 

 

 

Test date 14.1

Test date 21.1

Test date 28.1

Test date 4.2

Test date 11.2

Test date 18.2

Test date 25.5

Miss LeVardi

(Phase 5)

ay, ou, ie:

day

play

out

loud

pie

lie

ea, oy, ir:

sea, seat, boy, joy, girl, bird

wh, ue, ew:

when

what

blue

glue

few

new

aw, ph, oe:

saw

paw

dolphin

phonics

toe

doe

au, a-e, ey: August

author

money

honey

came

same

e-e, i-e: even

complete

these

like

time

slide

o-e, u-e: bone

pole

home

June

rude

rule

Miss Gartside

(Phase 6)

Homophones:

too

to

sea

see

son

sun

won

one

here

hear

i or y /igh/:

remind

behind

grind

child

blind

reply

spy

sky

dry

why

Contractions:

can’t

didn’t

hasn’t

it’s

couldn’t

I’ll

they’re

couldn’t

wouldn’t

you’re

Multisyllabic /ey/ words:

donkey

keychain

monkey

valley

chimney

honey

money

alley

journey

trolley

/wr/ words: wrap

wriggle

wrestle

wrist

write

written

wrote

wrong

wreck

wreckage

Prefixes:

undo

unload

unfair

unlock

disown

disinfect

misinform

dislike

miscount

misbehave

Suffixes:

happiness

silliness

agreement

payment

thoughtful

fearful

careless

hopeless

gracefully

angrily

 

 

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