Blenheim Primary School, Leeds

Year 2


Welcome to Year 2!

 

The names of our classes this year are named after capital cities from around the world. In Year 2, we are:

Washington DC Class

and

London Class

Washington DC class is named after the capital of the USA. Washington DC has some very famous landmarks including: The Lincoln Memorial, The Smithsonian Museum (which is the largest museum in the world) and of course The White House where the American President lives.

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London Class is named after the UK's very own capital city. London has become famous in recent years for hosting the 2012 Olympic Games as well as being the city where Queen Elizabeth II lives. Famous landmarks include: Buckingham Palace, The Shard (currently the tallest building in London), The London Eye and The Tower of London.

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Our curriculum

Autumn 1

This half term we are learning about the topic of: Australia

Autumn 2

This half term our topic is all about dragons!

 

 Annual Overview

Over the year, you can see what we will be learning:

Year 2 Long Term Plan 16-17.docx

In maths we cover many different areas and return to them to take the learning on to a higher level:

Year 2 Mathematics Termly Overview.docx

Year 2 Mathematics Planning Block A Objectives.docx

Year 2 Mathematics Planning Block B Objectives.docx

Year 2 Mathematics Planning Block C Objectives.docx

Year 2 Mathematics Planning Block D Objectives.docx

Year 2 Mathematics Planning Block E Objectives.docx

 

Homework:

Can we remind you that homework is a really important part of your child's learning.  It reinforces and extends what we are learning about in school.  It also allows them the chance to share with you and learn from you.  Children who don't complete their homework at home with an adult miss out on a significant experience and that does have long term impact on their educational progress. 

In Year 2 we set homework every Friday to be handed in by the next Wednesday.  This varies as to subject and is sometimes a Learning Log task and other times a sheet of work. 

Additionally, it is vitally important that your child:

  • practises reading AT LEAST three times every week - best of all is every day, for about 15 minutes.
  • learns their spellings set by their class teacher on a weekly basis.
  • practises the times table that they are currently on (the first three to be covered are x2, x5 and then x10 and all children should be able to work confidently with these by Christmas)

 

PE

For both classes PE is on Monday and Thursday. Please make sure your child has their PE kit with them. This includes plain jogging bottoms or shorts, a plain t-shirt or long sleeved top and trainers or pumps.  Many of the PE lessons will be outside and it will be difficult for your child to be warm and comfortable and also move about safely without the proper PE kit.

Other things you need:

Indoor shoes are more important than ever in this wet weather - the children wear the shoes they come to school in when outside and their indoor footwear (pumps, slippers, other shoes or something else!) when around school.  This protects carpets and gives their feet a chance to dry if their shoes are wet.

A water bottle - having a drink when thirsty is vital for health and learning, whatever the time of year.

 

Notes:

Please remember that we are a HEALTHY SCHOOL and therefore children should not be brining in unhealthy snacks such as chocolate, cake or sweets even for birthday treats. Only healthy treats thank you (without nuts).











Here are the maths guidance for ways of calculating in maths in Year 2:

Addition Y2 Blenheim.doc

Subtraction Y2 Blenheim.doc

Multiplication Y2 Blenheim.doc

Division Y2 Blenheim.doc

 

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