Welcome to Year Two's Information Page
On this page you will find:
In Class 5 you will find Miss Emma Riley. She works full time.
In Class 6 you will find Mrs Helen Wilson and Mrs Eve Stean. Mrs Wilson works Monday - Thursday and Mrs Stean works in Class 6 on a Friday.
Both Year Two classrooms are supported by Mrs Allison Byrne. She is an HLTA and she works full time.
We are also supported by two SNAs; Mr Myles Greenwood and Mrs Emma Griffin.
Ways in which you can support your child at home
During the next week, the children will be using money to make different totals.
Please help your child by initially supporting them in their coin recognition. The more your child handles coins and plays with them, the more familiar they will become.
When making totals, we will initially be using our place value knowledge and using 10ps and 1ps. We will then move onto using our ability to count in 2s, 5s and 10s when adding 2ps, 5ps and 10ps. Finally we will be mixing the values of coins when creating a total.
This week we are naming and identifying properties of 3D shapes. The children will be recognising a:
They will be using the language of points, edges and faces to describe the 3D shapes. For example, a cone has 1 point, 1 edge and 2 faces. One face is a flat face and one face is a curved face.
Over the past two weeks, we have been learning to tell the time. By the end of Year Two, will be aiming for the children to be able to read 5 minute intervals e.g. 5 minutes past 12, 20 minutes past 5.
Telling the time is a really tricky skill, so lots of practice home would really help consolidate this learning!
The children have been using an analogue clock face to tell the time. They have experienced reading times and making times.
We started by reading and making half past and o'clock (o'clock at the top). The children have explored this difference between the minute and the hour hand.
As the learning has progressed, some children have started to read and make quarter past and quarter to times. We drew on clock faces to show how we can split the clock in half and then into quarters. We also thought about going past the hour and coming up to the next hour.
This week we are learning about multiplication.
We have started by exploring repeated addition and linking our counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s.
For example, some number sentences that children might encounter 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 or 5 + 5 + 5 or 10 + 10 + 10 + 10. We have been encouraging the children to make this out of practical apparatus or to draw a picture to solve.
2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8
As the children grow in confidence with solving repeated addition, we are making links to multiplication. We have shared the language of groups of, sets of and lots of. So the above picture would be 4 equal groups of 2 or 4 x 2. We are trying to use the language or groups, sets and lots at this initial stage.
This week we are learning about 2D shapes in Maths. The children have been naming regular 2D shapes and identifying their properties. The main shapes we have been focusing on are:
We have been playing 'What am I?'. One person will give property clues e.g. I am a shape. I have 4 corners. I have 4 sides. 2 of my sides are long and 2 of my sides are short. What am I? The children then have to guess.
This week we will be using our learning about 2D shape properties to identify irregular shapes in the environment. For example, if the children see a shape and count 5 sides and corners, with sides of different lengths, then they will be able to identify it as an irregular pentagon.