Welcome to Year 2
Welcome to the Hedgehog class!
Our teacher is Mr Haxton and our teaching assistant is Mrs Chapman-Hale
Welcome to Hedgehogs! We follow our school rules to keep everyone happy and safe at Abbey Hill. Our rules are:
- Kind hands, feet and words.
- Good listening
- Do what adults say.
At Abbey Hill we want to ensure we are confident communicators, have a good knowledge and understanding of the world and a strong sense of self. This can be seen through all the learning we will tackle in Year 2.
We are trying really hard to work on our 2,5 and 10 times tables with both multiplication and division facts. Using Times Table Rockstars and Numbots are great resources to help build these skills further. With a range of skills studied in Year 2 from addition to shape to time etc, it is a busy year, but there are lots of resources such as on Purple Mash, Times Table Rockstars and Numbots that can really help build those skills and confidence.
We are getting lots of opportunity to read throughout the school day, and with the new phonic scheme – The Little Wandle, it is equipping us with even more skills to tackle difficult texts. Reading is so much more than just reading, it is an escape, a chance to grow the imagination and the opportunity to share new adventures and vocabulary with all those around us.
Reading can be through so many different resources such as books, magazines, websites, games, and posters! Reading with your child at least 3 times a week will have a huge impact on their growth in reading.
We will be writing a range of fiction and non-fiction pieces during our English sessions to try and build on our writing skills. Year 2 will be focusing on spelling, grammar, punctuation and letting creativity flow on the page to build wonderful pieces of writing with confidence. Miss Edney and Mrs Melton love seeing any extra writing that the children have done at home, and welcome them to bring these in to share with the class.
In History Year 2 are focusing on Victorians this year, looking at events, inventors and the lives of children – some not very pleasant jobs, for not a great amount of money!
In Geography we are developing our knowledge on the location of Kirkby, the UK and world. The Hedgehogs love the Continents song for helping with this.
Click on the link below to sing along!
It is really important that both parents and children know how to be safe online: Follow this link to take you to some online safety activities. Purple Mash also has lots of resources around internet safety as well as other curriculum areas.
A healthy lifestyle is really important, ensuring children have a balanced diet, plenty of exercise and enough sleep is vital to helping them grow and develop. In Year 2, PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday. It’s really important to build on health and fitness, and these come through playtimes and during taught PE and Science sessions too. Please ensure earring are either removed or plasters are sent in to cover earrings on these days.