Buds - Y2

Welcome Buds to Year 2
 
Autumn Term 2
Flying High! 
 
This half term our project focus is all about the invention of the first powered flight. We will begin launching our project by making our very own vehicle. Our focus for the first week will be design and technology (DT). We will be learning all about wheels, axles, axle holders and chassis'.
In history we will learn about 'The Wright Brothers' and study maps in Geography. Our English will focus on the story of 'Rosie Revere, engineer' lets see what inventions she will create. Will they all work the first time? 
 
Please see attached our topic map and homework grid:
Mrs Danielle Morgan

Assistant Headteacher/ Year 2 Teacher/ Geography and History Lead/ KS1 Lead

dmorgan@chacewaterschool.co.uk

Mrs Callie Fox

Year 2 Class Teacher / Maths Lead / SENDCO

cfox@chacewaterschool.co.uk

Mrs Kirsty Pitt

Teaching Assistant - Mondays

Mrs Karen Mewton

Teaching Assistant - Tuesday-Friday

Miss Rachel Elvans

Teaching Assistant

Miss Chrissie Parsons

Teaching Assistant

The class email is a great way to keep communication as this is more difficult during drop off and pick up. Mrs Morgan and Mrs Fox will check the email daily and respond as promptly as possible.

Homework
 
Reading:
Please bring your reading record to school every day. Children will be given the opportunity to change their reading books on a Monday and a Friday, however if they finish a book before then they are also welcome to change in-between.  Please listen to your child read their book at home every day - reading it more than once will increase your child's fluency and comprehension of the text.
 
Spellings:
Spelling quizzes will take place every Friday. You will be able to find the spelling list on our secure E Schools class page. They will be uploaded every Friday evening for the following week. 
 
Number fluency:
Each week we will be focusing on a new area of maths to improve our mathematical fluency and speed of calculation. This could be a times table or counting in steps forwards and backwards. The maths focus will be uploaded on a Friday and the quiz will also be on a Friday - please also practise these at home throughout the week. 
 
Numbots:
Children are also encouraged to use Numbots as part of their home learning. Numbots is an online game designed for boosting addition and subtraction skills. Playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. Certificates will be awarded weekly in school for each level achieved. Teachers will monitor children's progress and effort on Numbots. 

Useful links

 
Purple Mash 
https://www.purplemash.com/sch/chacewater 

Accelerated reader                   https://ukhosted40.renlearn.co.uk/2234842/Public/RPM/Login/Login.aspx?srcID=s 

Times table rock stars (TTRS) 
https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Espresso (discovery education)          https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword

Twinkl – sign up for a free account                             https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents/free-resources-parents/free-resources-for-parents-free-resources-parents 

Go noodle –sign up for a free account
https://app.gonoodle.com/ 

BBC Bitesize Primary 
 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1

Jo Wicks:the body coach
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1