Welcome to Miss Shemeld’s Y2A Class. On here you can learn all about what is happening in Year 2 and see all of the exciting things we have been learning!

Teacher: Miss S Shemeld

Email: sshemeld@victoriousacademies.org

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Dickinson


In Maths, we will be focusing on all four operations and recapping everything we have learnt since September. Please continue to learn your multiplication and division facts. Children need to know their: 2’s,5’s, 10’s and 3’s timetables ONLY. It is really important that children know these ones really well and not start learning others. Children need to know that 2×5 is the same as 5×2 and that 10÷ 2=5 and 10 ÷ 5=2. They need to see the links between all four calculations.

English – This half term, we will be focusing upon stories. letter writing and character descriptions.

Science – In Science, our focus will be on  habitats, food chains and plants. We will be growing cress and seeing what it needs to grow. Do plants needs the same things as we do? Let’s find out!

History– We will be continuing to look at explores and seeing what Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus got up to. Do you know anymore explorers?

In Computing this half term, we will be researching and making our own powerpoint to show what we have found out.

SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) is an important part of Year 2. Children will be given individual spellings to learn (tested alternate Wednesdays) and also class spellings (tested every Friday).

We cannot stress the importance of supporting your children at home.

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

Year 2 children will also be tested individually on their knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. This will be extended to related division facts. Children will be tested verbally on alternate Wednesdays.

Our class has PE on a Monday and dance alternate Fridays.

Our class is given Homework on a Wednesday and this needs to be handed by the following Tuesday. Failure to complete homework will result in children completing it during lunchtime.