Year 2 Term 1
Welcome to Year 2 and what will be a busy but exciting term. Mr Hunt will be teaching the children on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Stuart will be teaching them all day Tuesday. Mrs Evans will be in class Monday to Thursday and Miss Wright on a Friday.
This terms topic has a history focus and the children will be learning all about The Great Fire of London and understanding more about how past events have shaped the world we live in today. They will also be looking into science facts about materials and their uses.
The children will be learning about Place Value and addition this term. Please ask them to show you what they know.
This terms book is the Gingerbread Man. The children will be retelling this story and writing newspaper articles about his disappearance. They will also have a chance during book week to look at describing characters and writing an author biography. In addition to this, they will be learning about expanded nouns phrases and using commas in a list.
Our P.E. days are Monday and Thursday afternoons. Monday will be outside PE and Thursday will be inside PE. Please make sure full PE kit is in class each week and that daps and trainers fit comfortably. We will be going outside for lessons so please ensure your child has trainers, joggers or tracksuit bottoms, which are warm for colder days.
For safety reasons children are not allowed to wear jewellery; all earrings must be removed or covered with tape for P.E lessons unless recently pierced. Please ensure your child is able to remove and insert their own earrings. Long hair is to be tied back throughout the day. If for any reasons your child can not participate in PE a note explaining why is required.
This will be sent home on Fridays. Please continue to help your child to learn their spellings and Maths facts on the Fluency Fish. Also please ensure you listen to your child read daily.
We will be sending out our optional “Pick n Mix” style of homework in week 2. This does not need to be handed in to be marked. There will be an opportunity to share what your child has been learning at home, during the last week of term.
Pupils should continue spending at least 10 minutes per evening reading. Please remember, children do not just have to focus on a school reading book; magazines, comics and home books also count, as the aim is to foster a love for reading. Reading a bed time story is a lovely way to spend quality time with your child as well.
Request for parental help:
If you have spare time and would be willing to come and listen to the children read, or help support children learn spellings, please do let us know as soon as possible. Children love to be heard to read and having a varied audience to listen to them enables them to develop confidence and enjoyment. We would be very grateful of any offers of help.
You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover. As the year progresses, the displays change. By July, you will be able to see the whole range of subjects we have covered. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.
Take a look at some of our work and sometimes us in the classroom. You are always welcome to come into school and take a closer look.
Our Displays and Work 2018-19