Haslam Park Primary School

Year 2 Obama Class

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please make sure your child has appropriate PE kit.

Hi everyone! We are Obama Class! Our teacher is Mr Hesketh and we are a Year 2 class at Haslam Park Primary School. We get our name from Barack Obama, the 44th US President and was the first African-American president of the United States of America. His example and inspirational leadership are what we have been learning about and look to embody over the course of this year.

Year 2 Curriculum

Class Timetable

Social Media

Home Learning

Children are set weekly home learning tasks on a Friday. This is set on Spelling Shed and Maths Shed. Your child's log in is in the back of their reading diary. If you have any issues accessing these websites, please let one of the staff know.

Children are expected to read with an adult daily and this forms part of their home learning requirement.

  

Contact

If you would like to get in contact, please initially use Class Dojo. If you are an external visitor, please contact the school office on 01204 333393. 

What to Bring to School

Each day we expect the children to bring the following to school:

  • Coat
  • Bag
  • Reading book
  • Diary
  • Library book
  • Reusable water bottle

PE

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. Children must wear the below kit to take part in the lesson. Earrings must be removed or covered if they cannot be removed. Hair must be tied up in a bobble and headbands must be removed. 

Please note that children must wear trainers. Plimsolls are not suitable for PE.

SATs

Year 2 is the final year in Key Stage One. The majority of children in year 2 will sit SATs tests in May. They will sit two maths tests and two reading tests. The children will be very familiar with the content of the tests and although they are external tests, the children usually enjoy the chance to 'show off' their learning. The children become very familiar with the question formats through the year and go into the test confident and ready. 

Children will be given practice questions to complete at home during the spring and summer terms. There will also be a SATs booster group after school. 

Examples of the maths and reading papers can be found below.

The following website will give you more information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents

Reading

At Haslam Park, we encourage and foster a love of reading. Our children love to read and love to read as many books as they can each year! To ensure your child reaches their full potential in reading it is vital that they read every night.

When we read with children in school we help them build their fluency by supporting their word reading and we ask questions to help support their understanding. Below are the areas we ask the children questions in and some examples. Children use the 'reading dogs' to help them remeber each skill.

If you would like any help with supporting your child to read please speak with a member of staff. 

1a - Vocabulary

Checking that your child understands the words they are reading.

Can you find a word that means the same as scary?

1b - Retrieval 

Checking that your child understands what they are reading.

Where was Biff when they found the key?

1c - Sequencing 

Checking that your child understands the order of the story they are reading.

What happened at the beginning of the story?

1d - Inference 

Checking that your child can infer (use clues in the text) to work out why something has happened. 

How does Chip feel? What words in the text tell you this?

1e - Predicting

Checking that your child can use evidence from the text to predict what will happen next.

What do you think will be in the box? Why do you think that?

Learning this half term

In English, we are reading the book 'Katie Morag Of Course!'. We will be working on our recount skills writing a post card a diary entry in role as one of the characters. So far we have read all about Katie and her pony Eriska. We are also focusing on our 'all the Ws' sentences, sharpening our question writing skills. 

In maths, we are continuing our shape unit, focusing on 3D shapes. We are then moving on to multiplication and division. Look out for our new homework that will be set on Times Tables Rock Stars!

In PE, we will be doing gymnastics indoors and tag rugby outdoors. This will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday this term.

In science, we are continuing our learning about animals. This half term we are soring animals into groups and finding out which animals are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. 

In geography, we will be learning about hot and cold places. We will e looking at lots of different environments, where they are in the world and what animals live in them. 

In music, our unit is called 'Musical Me'. We will be working together to create our very own melodies using our voices and instruments. 

In RE, we are onto unit 2 of 'Who is Muslim and how do they live?' We are learning about the origins of the Qu'ran and how Muslims lives their lives. 

In art, we are looking at the artist Roy Litchenstein and recreating some of his pop art work on a big scale. 

In PSHE, we ae looking at how to keep ourselves and our bodies safe.

Wigan Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5QL

01204 333393

office@haslam-park.bolton.sch.uk