Buds - Y2

Welcome to Year 2 
In the Buds class, we are enthusiastic learners and we believe that team work is vital. Our classroom is a positive environment, we feel comfortable about sharing our thoughts, taking risks, asking questions and confronting challenges in our learning.

This year Miss O'Malley and Mrs Morgan will be your Year 2 class teachers.


We are supported by the wonderful Mrs Mewton, Miss Almey, Mrs Dicker, Mrs Davis and Mrs Pitt.

We are all so excited to have you in Year 2 and can't wait to learn with you this year. 


What Are We Learning?
Below you can find an overview of our learning for the whole year and also more detail for each term and the sequence which we will follow to help build our knowledge in each subject.
We use our Knowledge Organisers to help us identify key information that we need to know and remember.
Autumn Term 1 Learning
In the first half of the Autumn term most of our learning is driven by science and the theme, ‘What do I need to be me?'. During this half term, we will be learning to understand that all animals produce young called offspring and recognise how they change. 
Autumn Term 2 Learning
In the second half of the Autumn term most of our learning is driven by history and the theme, ‘Flying High'. We begin this unit learning all about the first flight invention by the 'Wright Brothers' and we end the unit with our DT project, moving vehicles. 
Spring Term 1 Learning
In the first half term our learning is driven by Geography and Science and the theme, ‘Wild Cornwall’. We learn about the seaside and living things and their habitats. We even visit St Michaels Mount. 
Spring Term 2 Learning
In the second half of Spring term, most of our learning is driven by science and the theme, 'Sowing and Growing'  where we will be observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will be visiting our local community garden and grow our very own daffodils and broad beans. 


PE will be on Mondays and Tuesdays, please make sure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit on these days. 


Reading - Children should read at home for at least 20 minutes daily (building up to 30 minutes towards the end of the year) as part of their homework. Children working within RWINC groups will have three books per week. One book will be the book bag book, library book and then the book they have been reading in their group. 

Children in the Accelerated Reader and Shared Reading group will have an accelerated reader book and a library book. Children can quiz on their AR book on a Monday and Thursday. If your child finishes their book before these days, they can re-read for fluency.

Spelling -  Spellings will be set on a Monday and tested the following Monday. Your child will bring home a copy of their weekly spellings. Please ask Miss O'Malley or Mrs Morgan if your child needs a new copy.

Number fluency - A focus is set each week and rehearsed daily in school. Homework is to practice this at home. For more details, please log in to our ESchools class page.

Numbots is also part of our home learning and we ask that children log in at home and play for 10 minutes at least once or twice a week. Teachers will monitor each child's time played, current level and correct answers. Certificates will be printed weekly and a ‘diamond level’ badge presented in assembly when a child completes Diamond level. 

Leap into Learning - Each half term there are also a choice of additional home learning opportunities for children to engage with as outlined in our 'Leap into Learning' document.