Year 2

Teachers : Mrs Sheehan, Mrs Driver (2DS), Miss Langford  (2L)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Evans, Ms Perks 

If your child is required to isolate or is unable to attend school for an extended period of time, please call the office on 0121 675 3573
and arrange a telephone meeting with Mrs Sheehan, Mrs Driver (2DS), Miss Langford (2L) to discuss your child’s learning.

VIRTUAL SCHOOL

Our virtual school remains live and will be used to provide learning resources to those who are unable to attend school as a result of illness, isolation or any other reason. Furthermore, the materials found on the Virtual School pages may be used by any child for additional learning and who is keen to extend their learning at home. CLICK HERE TO VISIT

our topic is: Weather

This half term, the children have been tasked with designing a suitable item of protective clothing for a weatherman in desperate need! The children will develop their science knowledge and enquiry skills through exploring materials and their properties. This exciting STEAM based topic is packed full of hands-on investigations and outdoor learning. In line with their work on materials, the children will also learn about the four seasons and keep weather diaries. Why not keep a weather diary at home or discuss the daily forecast on the way to school with your child?

english

This term, the children that have completed the Read, Write Inc programme will be reading and exploring longer chapter books to help improve their reading stamina. All of the children will also be reading a range of fiction and non-fiction text linked to ‘Weather.’ Our writing will work through the topic lessons as the children revise key objectives when writing up their investigations and weather reports.

maths

In mathematics, we will initially focus on addition and subtraction, revising and applying key strategies as we move on to worded problems. These skills will then support our second unit on money. Our final unit for this half term is fractions. By the end of year 2, children need to be secure with the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and also be able to count in 3’s. 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). We have noticed a decline in the amount of reading taking place at home, so please do take the time to read as often as you can with your child. 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.


2L will be visiting the library on Tuesdays this half term and 2DS will be visiting the library on Wednesdays. Please ensure that your child brings their library book to school each week in order to fill up their library track and receive some great rewards! 

pe: Class 2DS

2DS will be doing PE on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit on these days. Please could you ensure that your child’s PE kit is labelled with their name and class.

pe: class 2L

2L will be doing PE on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit on these days. Please could you ensure that your child’s PE kit is labelled with their name and class.

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 diary. We would love to read about this. If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher, please arrange an appointment at the end of the school day.

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 in this way. The homework grid is available on the virtual school and the school website. 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

Children can achieve reward stamps for trying hard with their work! Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded with a certificate.

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. Snack for infants is charged at £1.50 per week.
To pay for your child's snack, please log in to their Scopay account. Please speak to the office if you do not have your Scopay log in details.

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

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