RIDGEWAY Primary School

We are The Romans!

We are The Romans!

Hey! Hey! Hey!

We NEVER give up!

Carpe diem!

Sieze the day!

 

Welcome to our class web page. We are really excited to start on our new learning journey together as The Romans

Our teaching team this year in Year 2 is Mrs Tingle Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and alternate Thursdays. Mrs Wilkinson alternate Thursdays and every Friday, please don't hesitate to email if you have any questions. Also supporting our learning we will have Mrs Geddes every morning except Thursday and also Monday pm. Mrs Mitchell will support for an extra lesson on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays.

PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays so please send children with the school PE kit labelled. The weather is mixed so please include a black sweatshirt and jog bottoms for cooler days. All kit to be clearly labelled. If girls wear tights, an extra pair of socks helps for PE.

Book bags will come home on Mondays to be returned on Thursday as last year please.

Homework

Reading - Please read for 10 minutes four times a week.  Reading is a key skill and, to continue to build fluency sometimes we will ask your child to re-read a familiar text so that the reading flows and the meaning of the sentence isn't lost.  Once a week please could you record your child reading on seesaw.  An activity will be set up for this - please find the reading homework task and select the green 'add response' button.  

 

Spellings - These will be set on Friday and tested the following Friday.  This will be done through Seesaw.

 

Times tables - When children really 'know' a times table they can recite it in order, in reverse order and answer isolated questions.   Times table knowledge means children can quicky process calculations mentally and they underpin furture maths learning.  We will be setting times tables to learn and then asking that they are practised.

 

Additional Task - A task set once a week.  Check on Seesaw please.

Look at the fun we have learning!!

What a fantastic start to our new year as The Romans. We have been making numbers refreshing our knowledge of place value and brushing up on our Seesaw skills,,

This terms topic - Fire! Fire!

To ignite our learning in Year 2 this half term we will be learning all about the Great Fire of London.

We will be developing our skills as historians thinking about chronology by creating timelines of our own lifetimes, asking questions and comparing what life was like then and now. We will be time detectives answering questions about how we know about the Great Fire and what sources of evidence help us. Finally we will be looking at what changed because of the fire.

In English we will be looking at diaries and learning about Samuel Pepys. We will also be recounting the events of September 1666.

In Maths we are starting by recapping our knowledge and understanding of Place Value before moving onto Addition and Subtraction.

Design & Technology learning will be about structures.

It promises to be an exciting start to the year and we can't wait to get started.