Year 2

Teachers : Miss Cooper (2C), Miss Norton  (2N)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Evans, Ms Perks 

our topic is: best of britain

This half term we will be developing our geography and history skills by through our brand new topic ‘Best of Britain’. Throughout the term, a very important person will be asking the children to find out all about the countries that make up the United Kingdom. In geography, we will be learning about the physical features and human features that make the United Kingdom so unique. In history, we will be using a range of sources of information to find out about famous people from the past and the effect it has had upon the United Kingdom.

english

This term, the children that have completed the Read, Write Inc programme will be studying a range of non-fiction and fiction texts linked to the United Kingdom. The children will get to create fact files and write recounts to retell important moments in history. The children will develop their reading skills using a range of different texts

maths

In mathematics, we will initially focus on measure, exploring the standard units used to measure length, weight, volume and temperature. We will then move on to reviewing our learning in the four operations during our arithmetic lessons. By the end of year 2, children need to be able to answer 2, 5 and 10 times tables questions in a random order. The children will also start learning to count in 3s. Solving real life problems provides excellent opportunities for your child to apply their maths skills at home.

reading

At the end of Year 2, the children need to be fluent and confident readers. Please ensure you are reading with your children regularly (at least 3 times a week). As well as developing their fluency and understanding, it will also enable them to build up their confidence with a range of books and begin to develop a lifelong love of reading. In addition, your child will be able to choose a book from the library each week during their library slot to read and enjoy at home.

PE: Class 2C

2C will be doing PE on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers.

PE: Class 2N

2N will be doing PE on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers.

Learning Diaries and Keeping in Touch

The learning diaries are an excellent way of communicating about your child’s learning. If you would like to let us know about any fantastic learning that your child has done at home, please write a comment in the dairy. We would love to read about this. Your teachers are always available after school if you wish to see them about how to further support you child at home, or if you have any queries.

homework

Homework will be sent home half termly in the form of the cross-curricular activity grid. Your child should choose and complete a task each week and hand it in on Friday. We enjoy celebrating such work in class and the children seem to take greater enjoyment in exploring their learning at home is this way. Spellings are sent home every week and tested during the following week.
Please ensure you help your child to learn these. They are vitally important.

Supporting your child at home

 * Read regularly (at least 3 times a week)
* Keyword Spellings (weekly)
* Target tables support (weekly)
* Homework grid (weekly)

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
Every week the attendance cup is awarded to the class with the best attendance – hopefully our class can win the cup lots of times this coming term!
We will also be awarded points in the Punctuality League. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s score.   

Housepoints

Children can achieve house points for trying hard with their work!

Stamps

This year we will be rewarding good behaviour with stamps. Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded a certificate and get the chance to celebrate this achievement with Ms Sparrow or Mr King.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

snack

We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Please pay £1.50 per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and drink.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy. A School Dinner is currently provided Free for Year 2

Dates for your diary

See our school calendar for more information.

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