Longsands Community Primary School

Together Everyone Achieves More

Longsands Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9PS

Telephone: 01772 795676

email: office@longsands.lancsngfl.ac.uk

 

   Welcome to Year 2!

 

s.ramalli@longsands.lancsngfl.ac.uk

 

Listed below are the topics and themes we will be covering during the Spring 1st Half Term together.

English

Stories by Anthony Browne & Non-Chronological Reports (linked to explorers).

Maths

Statistics, Number, place value & measures, Mass, Shape, counting and money.

R.E.

Islam

Topic   1

Science - Plant Growth (All Spring Term)

Topic   2

Continents & Oceans (Geography)

P.E.

Gymnastics

I.C.T.

Computational thinking & programming

P.S.H.E.

Relationships

Music

Glokenspiel 1

 DT

Mechanisms - Wheels & axles

 

 

Other Useful Websites

 

ENGLISH

       KS1 Bitesize Literacy Games

       Creating Sentences

       Capital letters and full stops

       Describing words

       Kids Spell - Spelling Games

        Phonics Play

Spell Zone

 

MATHS

       KS1 Bitesize Maths Games 

       Times Table Shooter

        Hit the button

       20 Questions in a minute!

       Funky Mummy - Mental Maths

 

  

Please read and discuss books with your child daily for 15 minutes - it really does make a difference! Please sign and comment in the diary then new books can be sent home. Reading folders are changed weekly on your child's reading group day. Please see your child's reading folder for the day it needs to be in school. If you require additional books, please let me know. Reading targets are sent home each time your child develops onto a new reading stage.

 

 

Mental Arithmetic assessments take place in class each week and are sent home. Please look through these with your child and help them to improve on their BEAT THAT! score by practising the number facts and skills.  We practise arithmetic skills each day in class. Little and often is the key! 

 

Spellings are tested each FRIDAY. We are also learning the exceptional spelling words for Year 2 (See word list sent home). Please encourage your child to use the spellings in a sentence in the YELLOW spelling book. Your child should use the targets sent home on the 'Target Pencil' in their sentences in order to up-level their writing.

 

Year 2 visit the school library on their specified day and your child will choose a book independently. Please ask your child to indicate whether they enjoyed the book with an appropriate expression face (e.g. happy/unhappy) and write a short comment on the record sheet in their library folder.  Please return library books to school by the following library change session. 

 

Talk Homework

Each week a Talk Homework slip may be sent home that explains what the topic is. Please spend time talking with your child about the given topic as this will help them complete their task in class.

  

P. E.

Year 2 have their PE lessons on Tuesday and Friday.  Please ensure your child has their kit with them in school at all times and that all items are clearly labelled.  It is essential that all kit is named. For outside games children may bring with a pair of tracksuit bottoms for colder weather. If for any reason your child cannot take part in P.E. they must have a note as all children are expected to participate. Earrings must not be worn and long hair must be tied back. No other jewellery should be worn.

Homework

Year 2 children should try for 10-15 minutes each day to...

  • Reading/ Comprehension activities

Children can complete these extras...

  • Homework on Education City.
  • My Maths
  • Complete the Topic Homework
  • Learn their spellings and use them in sentences using their writing targets
  • Learn Maths Facts to support their work in class such as the 2, 5 10 and 3 times tables.
  • Research one of our topics at home e.g. find some facts about The Great Fire of London and bring it in.

Homework will help support your child's work in class and working together will help your child to progress.