Welcome to Year 2.
I am Miss Jones and I teach the 26 children that make up our wonderful and lively year group. We have help every day from our brilliant teaching assistant, Mrs Shaw. She has a wealth of experience in Year 2 and is going to help us with all the exciting learning that is going to take place this year!
We have Literacy and Numeracy at least four times a week. On a Friday we enjoy a challenge with the BIG Maths BEAT THAT. We try to answer as many mental maths questions as we can in a short amount of time and we are getting very good!
In Literacy we are learning to think and write like authors and this is going to help us develop our writing skills throughout the year. We learn about many different styles of writing and write for a range of purposes. We are working hard to build on and apply the phonics we have learnt in Year 1, to help us become fantastic spellers! In Year 2 we have daily phonics and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) sessions to help make our writing even better.
During the week we have Science, RE, PE, Topic and Music. PE is on Wednesday afternoons and on a Friday morning with Mr Payne, who teaches us Music afterwards. We are getting really good at playing percussion instruments to accompany our singing.
In Year 2, we are going to be learning about important people and events in history. Our historical topics are: The Great Fire of London (Autumn Term) and Rosa Parks (Summer Term). In the Spring Term, we are going to be learning about Rainforests. We will have the opportunity to think about, discuss and create work based on geographical locations; climates; wildlife and their habitats.