Welcome to Dove Bank

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to Year 2!

Hello! I am Miss Hibberd. I am very excited to be your new teacher in Year 2. It has been a long time since we have all been in school together and I can’t wait to meet you all properly. In Year 2, we will be doing lots of learning and Miss Amison has told me how amazing you all are! I can’t wait for you to blow me away with your amazing learning and skills! Keep reading, counting, writing and having fun over the holidays – and have a rest ready for some hard work in Year 2! See you soon! J Miss Hibberd

Summer Holiday Homework

There are 2 learning packs for you to complete at your own pace during the Summer Holidays. This will help to keep key skills and knowledge ticking over ready for September. Work will also be uploaded to Showbie. New codes for Year 2 classes have been sent out – if you have any difficulties regarding this, please email me.

Please continue to read, practice Year 1 spellings, tell the time and count in 2s, 5s and 10s over the holidays. I have uploaded the Year 2 Common Exception Words to the website if you’d like to begin to prepare your child.

Summer Holiday Learning Pack 1 – Music

Summer Holiday Learning Pack 2 – Space

Maths Year 1 to Year 2 Transition Activity Booklet

Transition from Y1 to Y2 Booklet

Year 1 & 2 Common Exception Words

English Year 1 to Year 2 Transition Activity Booklet

There are lots of fantastic resources available here:

BBC Bitesize for Year 2                            Oak Academy for Year 2

Key information for parents:

  • PE kits should be in school and kept on pegs. These will be sent home half termly to be washed and returned
  • Homework will be set weekly and should be submitted/handed in on a Thursday for marking
  • Weekly spelling tests will take place on a Friday, and new spellings will be given out for the following week. Please practice daily (ensuring that your child understands the meaning of the word, too).
  • Reading should be happening at home daily, and this should be recorded in your Home School Links books. Reading books will only be changed when it has been recorded that books have been read twice. Reading books and Home School Links books should be in school every day. Books will be changed on a Tuesday & Friday.
  • Tasks will be set of Reading Eggs and Purple Mash weekly and these should be completed alongside homework
  • Water bottles should be in school – water only in bottles please
  • Times tables should be practised at home daily – 2, 3, 5 and 10 times table

I look forwards to working with you over the next year to ensure that your child reaches their full potential.

If you have any questions, please email me on v.hibberd@dovebank.staffs.sch.uk

Our topic this half term is…

Why was the fire of London so great?

History – The Great Fire of London

Science – Everyday materials

Think about:

When did the fire start? Why did the fire start? Who started the fire? Did someone do it on purpose?

Why did a lot of the buildings burn? What were they made from? What would be the most effective material to build a house out of? Can you explain why?

If you were in the fire of London, what would you have done? Can you explain how the people who experienced the fire felt? Can you create a thought or speech bubble for someone who was in the fire?

Can you find out 10 interesting facts about The Great Fire of London? Have you ever visited London? What is it like today?

Extra activities to try at home

To see information about Year 2 SATs that take place in the Summer Term, please click here:

Year 2 SATs Video                                              Information for parents document

Play some great English and Maths learning games here: http://www.ictgames.com/

Can you create a collage of the great fire of London? What different materials can you find? Think carefully about the colours that you choose.

Our class texts

The baker’s boy and the Great Fire of London – When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of cracking flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As his family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke?

What would you do if you were in Will Farriner’s situation? Explain how Will could feel at different parts of the story.

Author focus/study – Pail Fleischman, The Matchbox Diary

Supporting texts: London’s burning, Charlie and the great fire of London, Toby and the great fire of London, You wouldn’t want to be in the Great Fire of London!

This term, we will be thinking about:

  • Remembering, using and securing all of the Year 1 writing expectations – capital letters, finger spaces, adjective for description, full stops, exclamation marks, question marks and the careful use of phonics.
  • Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions – and, so, but, because, if, that, when, or
  • Expanded noun phrases and using appropriate vocabulary
  • Similie sentences – as, like
  • Commas in a list
  • Writing innovated stories based on our class texts
  • Non-Chronological report writing about The Great Fire of London
  • Sequencing events and stories – what happens first, second, next, last or finally? What other time connectives can you think of?
  • Maths – Number and place value: counting to 100, writing numbers in numerals and words, tens and ones, value of digits, comparing and ordering objects/numbers, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, counting in 3s
  • Maths – Addition and subtraction: fact families, compare number sentences, bonds to 10 & 100, 10 more and 10 less, crossing and not crossing 10, adding 3 numbers
  • Maths – Money: notes and coins, comparing, counting the total, finding the difference, change, 2 step problems
  • Science – everyday materials – Setting up and conducting experiments on materials and investigating properties of materials.
  • Lots more fun and exciting things!

To see a suggested reading list for Year 2 children,  click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-year-2-pupils-ks1-age-6-7/

To see our Autumn 1 homework menu, click here: Autumn 1 homework menu

Please practise spellings, reading and times tables every day at home. Please complete 1 piece of homework from either the main and desert column of the menu each week. Homework books must be handed in on a Thursday, and will be handed out the next day with new spellings and marked homework. Spellings will be tested on a Friday.

To see our Year 2 Topic webs, click below:

Autumn 1 – Why was the fire of London so great? Autumn 1 – Spring 1
Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

View our Year 2 Long Term Plan here: 2020 & 21 New LTP – website

Thanks for visiting our page!

Year 2, Miss Hibberd & Miss Emma