Kingfishers - Year 2
Welcome to Year 2 at St Mark's Primary School.
The class teacher is Miss Edwards and the TA is Miss Walbridge in the morning and Miss Morgan in the afternoon.
A typical day in year 2
In the morning we begin our day by completing a 'flash back 4s' these are revision questions for all of the maths topics taught. They have 4 questions (and a bonus question!) to answer, we then go through these as a class. This is great for consolidating learning.
We then move onto stage not age phonics. This means that your child's learning is individualised to meet their needs. In Year 2 we begin Phase 6 learning which focuses on learning spelling rules and applying spelling patterns as well as reinforcing phase 5 sounds.
In Guided reading we look at books which expose the children to lots of new vocabulary. Each day we focus on a different element of reading comprehension and complete tasks based on this. The books that we cover are outlined below.
|Autumn||Flo of the Somme, Where the poppies now grow, Giganotosaurus|
|Spring||The dinosaur that pooped a planet, Lila and the secret of rain|
|Summer||The tear thief|
Afterwards, we go into our maths lessons, these are often practical sessions with children exploring a range of mathematical equipment to support their learning.
|Autumn||Place value, Addition & Subtraction, Shape|
|Spring||Money, Multiplication & Division, Length & Height, Mass, Capacity & Temperature|
|Summer||Fractions, Time & Statistics|
We are lucky enough to be able to offer each child a snack at break time and they can choose from hot buttery toast or a piece of fruit.
After break time we start our literacy lessons, these are often taught based around a class text. We base our writing around a high quality book and we cover a range of writing genres.
|Autumn||The day the crayon's quit & Interview with a Shark, Twas the night before Christmas poem.|
|Summer||Goldilocks and the three bears, Sea side poems|
The afternoons consist of PE, Science, RE, Music, Art/DT & PSHE.
Our PE days for this term are:
Tuesday & Thursday so please send your child into school wearing PE kit on these days.
Children are expected to read at least 4 times a week and this is to be signed in their reading log. If your child reads 4 times a week they are entered into our golden ticket draw where they can win a free book!