Year 2 2018 - 2019

Miss Dunn

After working in law for ten years I realised that my true passion was teaching, as I had been privileged enough to work as a volunteer teaching English as a second language to young children. Following the successful completion of a Masters in Inclusive Education I then completed my PGCE training at Hull University. My first year of teaching was in a Year 1 class in Hull. In September 2015 I was thrilled to be invited to join the wonderful team at Westminster Primary School. My passion is working with children in the early years of their education and this year I am enjoying teaching our Year 2 class.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time walking, canoeing and gentle bike rides!

My door is always open to parents, so please do not hesitate to pop in.

Miss Smethurst

My name is Miss Smethurst and I am a Teaching Assistant working with Year 2 again this year. I started working at Westminster Primary School in May 2016.  I thoroughly enjoy working here and the staff and children make every day enjoyable.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, spending quality time with family, socialising with friends, travelling and baking!

Summer Term 2

This term our topic is Amazing Africa

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We will be learning all about the fascinating continent that is Africa. We will focus on the country Uganda as our link school is in Uganda.

We will be learning about the African cultures and  traditions comparing them with our own. We will also compare the wether, geographical features, landscapes and history. 

The children will be writing a story set in Africa and use the short clip to inspire their creative thinking.

Have a sneak peak at the enchanting clip

 https://vimeo.com/47100690

CORE SUBJECTS

 

ENGLISH

The children will develop their skills in reading, writing, spelling , vocabulary, spoken language, grammar and punctuation. They will have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts. Skills learnt during English will be utilised and enhanced in other curriculum areas. 

Th main focus of writing this term will be - instruction, creative writing and persuasive writing. 

It is so important to listen to your child read regularly at home and discuss the books they are reading to improve their fluency and comprehension.

MATHS: The children will be developing their knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas: 

Numbers to 100 and place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division 2 5 & 10 - main focus this term

Length, mass and temperature

Picture graphs

The main focus in maths this term will be fractions, reading temperature guages and pictographs.

It is extremely important that you support your child in learning mathematical facts and their times as well as division tables. This will improve the speed and accuracy of their daily maths work.

Ask your child about the new times tables Rock Stars

SCIENCE: The children will be planting and looking after their herb garden. The children will also be learning about weather around the world and the water cycle.

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FOUNDATION SUBJECTS 

Art  The children will be learning about African art and the artist Sandra Silberzweig

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Design   Designing African jewelry, masks, food and pottery. They will also design and structure a 3D water cycle

Geography: The children will be comparing the landscapes of Africa with England

History: The children will learn about Nelson Mandela and what he did for Africa 

PSHE, Citizenship, British Values  and R.E.:  

Music: African music and dance

P.E.:  Multi skills and sports day skills

Computing: The children will be learning how to log on and off a computer, print, carry out research on the internet and E-safety. They will also be learning programming skills. They will also learn how to make a document and design the water cycle on the computer.

Reminders

PE sessions will be  on a Tuesday please ensure your child has a full PE kit and suitable shoes.

Reading books should be returned to school everyday - please support you child with their reading at home.

Children will also be bringing home a library book which can be enjoyed as a family

Water bottles - children may bring their own but please water only no juice!

SATs Booster Club

This will run every Monday after school and finish at 4:15pm this is an excellent opportunity for children to receive additional support. 

If you fancy some extra SATS practice use this website to look at some past papers. 

http://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=4

Homework

Maths - Rock Star times tables - their usernames and passwords can be found on the inside of their home reading records.

As well as in the children's homework books you can access their homework grid on our class page.

You will also see the year 2 spelling lists.

Children can access accelerated reading online their usernames and passwords are on the inside of the children's reading records.

Swimming 

Swimming starts on Thursday 28th February and will run for 10 weeks. All children will need a suitable swimming costume and towel. Baggy shorts must not be worn and children should only wear a  piece costume, bikinis are not appropriate for children. Goggles are not permitted unless supported by medical documentation. 

Class News 

Miss Bagnal is a student teacher who will be working in Year 2 during the course of the next 2 terms. Miss Bagnall has already completed her degree and is now in her final teaching placement.

SATs week will commence on Monday 19th May for 4 days.

Residential - Tattenhall 4th June - please make payments to Mrs Rennie or through parent pay.

 

Files to Download

Year 2: Gallery items

Weaver Hall, by Miss Dunn

Yoga with Mrs Philips, by Miss Dunn

Year 2: Calendar items

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Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224
head@westminsterprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

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