Oakfield Primary Academy

Transforming lives with exceptional learning - aspiring beyond the expected

Year Two

 

Deers Class teacher is Miss Robinson and the Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Holloway.

Please don't hesitate to speak to us at any time if you have questions about your child's learning.

A warm welcome to Year Two!

 

Notices:

PE is on Tuesdays.  Your child will need a PE kit in school on those days.

Homework will be given out on Fridays and is due back the following Wednesday.

Spelling tests take place on a Tuesday morning. Children will also be given their new spellings on this day.

 

Reading

A big thank you to all parents of year 2 children for supporting your child's reading at home. As well as being really fun, reading at home each day will improve your child's performance in school... and beyond!  Research has shown that just 5 minutes each day makes a big difference.

Please speak to your child's class teacher or click the link below for help and ideas to try with your child at home:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/developing-confidence-as-a-reader-ages-6-7/

 

Our class have an Oxford Owl account that you can access at home. It has a range of great books you can read, complete with comprehnesion games. This can be found at: 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Please speak to Miss Robinson or Mrs Holloway for our class login.

Of course, your child also does lots of reading at school too! Please make sure they bring their reading book in to school every day.

 

Useful websites: 

There are many ways which you can support your child at home. Below are some useful websites for parents. 

 

To practice our Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPAG) knowledge we enjoy playing Karate Cats. This game has a range of questions about SPAG and you can earn points to build your Dojo. You can also try "Challenge mode". What's your highest score? 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zdp4pg8

 

We also enjoy playing a range of games using 100 Square Splat. We are very good at guessing your number by asking yes or no questions. Ask us to show you!

https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

 

Important Information about SATs

As you may be aware, at the end of year 2 your child will be sitting the National SATs tests which test children to see if they are meeting the expectations of the year 2 curriculum. These consist of 2 reading papers, 2 maths papers and a spelling, punctuation and grammar test. These will be taken during the school day, by class teachers and in small groups.

In order to make sure that your child is as best prepared as they can be, we have included a SATs pack for you to have a look at.

Here are some ways you can help prepare your child for these tests in May:

  • Look at previous SATs tests on

Reading - https://tinyurl.com/yalr4do4

Maths - https://tinyurl.com/pfqfbb2

  • Read the “What will my child learn in year 2?” document to better understand where your child should be
  • Read the Punctuation guide for parents to prepare for the SPAG test
  • Read with your child 3 times a week, talking about the book
  • Ensure your child practices their spellings every week

There are practice workbooks available in a range of shops. We recommend CGP books as they are the most up-to-date. These can be brought through the school or by visiting this website: 

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/primary-books/ks1

 

If you have any questions or want any resources to support your child, please speak to your class teacher.

 

 

Autumn 1 – Rugby

 

Welcome to our first topic of Year 2 – Rugby!

 

We started the year by learning all about our home town, Rugby. We started by describing the wonderful places you can go in Rugby. Some of our favourite places include the market, Yum Yum World and the park. We used our powers of persuasion to write an advert about all the things you can do with your family in Rugby. 

 

We then learnt how to use an Atlas and looked at the seven continents. Miss Robinson gave us clues and we had to use our Atlas to find the correct continent. 

Can you guess which one she is talking about below? 

I am a continent that is in the West of the world but my name has 'North' in the title. 

I am home to many countries such as Mexico and Canada.

What continent am I?

 

 

 Literacy

In our Literacy lessons, we have been learning about "Troll Swap" by Leigh Hodgkinson. We have designed our own characters and learnt how to use amazing adjectives and exciting, expanded noun phrases to describe them. We have also used our persuasive skills to write letters to Tabitha to ask her to come back home. We acted out the story. Check out our acting skills! Finally, we have written our own version of Troll Swap including our characters. Keep your eyes peeled for our final published books!

 Maths

 In Maths we have been learning about numbers to 100 and how we can represent them using tens and ones. We then moved on to learning different methods of adding and subtracting two 2-digit numbers, including counting on and adding on in tens. We were finally challenged to use column methods to find our answer and even learnt how to do this using renaming.