Welcome to Miss Shemeld’s Class – Y2A

Teacher: Miss S Shemeld

Email: sshemeld@victoriousacademies.org

Teaching Assistant: Miss Stallard

In Maths, we will be focusing on place value and understand numbers. We will also be starting to use times table rock stars to help with your multiplication and division facts. You need to know your: 2’s,5’s, 10’s and 3’s timetables ONLY. It is really important that you know these ones really well and not start learning others. You need to know that 2×5 is the same as 5×2 and that 10÷ 2=5 and 10 ÷ 5=2. Can you see the links between all four calculations?

You will also be tested individually on your knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables every Monday. Once you know them fluently you will be moved to the next stage.

English – This half term, we will be focusing instructions and story writing. You will always need to include capital letters, punctuation, finger spaces, neat handwriting and spelling. We will also be learning how to include expanded noun phrases to make your writing even more exciting.

Science – In Science, our focus will be on living things and their habitats.

History– We will be looking at Mary Seacole and how she helped others in the Crimean War.

In Computing, this half term, we will be learning all about coding and using scratch to create our own games.

SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) is an important part of Year 2. You will be given five individual spellings to learn and also 10 class spellings (tested every Monday).

We cannot stress the importance of practising these at home.

HELPFUL TIP!

When practising spellings, see if you can use them in sentences. It’s always fun to write silly sentences.

We will have PE on a Wednesday and dance alternate Fridays.