Year 2 - Skylarks 2021/22

Welcome Skylarks!
Hello! This page will be a place where we can share any of the wonderful work we get up to, communications and resources that may help you at home.
Click here to access our curriculum overview for 2021-22
Miss Knight and Mrs Moseley
Ask me abouts
These will go out fortnightly on Fridays.
Ask me abouts will get sent via parent mail on the following dates this half term:
8th October and 22nd October
Our Learning
Autumn term - Castles and Dragons
What is a castle? 
Who built them and why?
Who lived in castles?
How did castles change over time?
Who is Guy Fawkes? 
What was he trying to change?
What is Parliament?
Our trip to Arundel Castle
September 2021
Homework grid
Please find below our half term homework grid. This was also sent via parentmail on 10th September.
Any homework brought in will be kept in the locker area and shown during the last week before October half term.
If you choose to create a power point or something on the computer, please email it to the office as it is easier to have it sent on an email.
Meet the teacher
Please find a copy of the 'meet the teacher' powerpoint below which was shared on 15th September 2021.
Google Classroom
Any home learning tasks will be put on Google classroom. All children have received their log ins last year for this, but if you require a reminder to access Google classroom, please contact the office. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
There is a 'how to' guide on Google classroom below. 
Helpful resources
Below there are some helpful resources to support your child's learning at home.
Reading -
We put everything we learn from our phonics lessons into our reading. You can set up a free parent log in with Oxford Owl which has a library full of ebooks you can access at home. The children enjoyed looking through this during one of our Computing lessons.
In addition to this, West Sussex Library Service have a great page with activities. If you are a member, you can access eBooks, eComics and eMagazines for free. You will need your library card number to gain access.
We are currently starting addition and subtraction in our Maths lessons. Below are the objectives we have already covered this year, should you want to know what is expected of your child's learning in the subject. A good website for games to support their learning is Top Marks.
Place value and number (previous learning):
  • Count in steps of 2, 3,and 5 from 0 and in tens from any number, forwards and backwards
  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number including zero as a place holder (tens, ones)
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line
  • Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100:use <,>, and = signs
  • Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words
  • Use place value and number facts to solve problems
Addition and subtraction (current learning):
  • Solve problems with addition and subtraction

    •        using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures.
    • applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods
  • Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.
  • Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations and mentally, including

    •          a two digit number and ones
    •          a two digit number and tens
    •          two 2 digit numbers
    • adding three one digit numbers 
  • Show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot.(e.g. 5 + 2 + 1 = 1 + 5 + 2 = 1 + 2 + 5)
  • Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check  calculations and solve missing number problems.
In Year 2, all children are now working at Phase 5 following on from where they finished in Year 1. Here at Albourne, we follow the government scheme of Letters and Sounds.
There is a copy of the power point shared during the Phonics parent meeting on 20-09-21 in addition to some other helpful resources to support your child's learning at home below.
Along with the phonemes (sounds) and graphemes (written way to represent the sound), the children learn 'tricky' words. These are also in the resources section should you wish to go over these at home.
As the current year group has missed the phonics screening check, we will be completing this during the Autumn term at some point. More information on this will be given out as and when needed, nearer the time.