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: Amazing Animals

This half term, we will be exploring our science through the topic ‘Amazing Animals’. The children will be using their investigative skills to help ‘Professor Moss’ look after some surprise visitors! This task will need them to explore a range of living things, developing scientific based knowledge and explorative skills. Their learning will take them on an investigative journey in and around the school grounds. Why not embark on your own habitat hunt in your garden or the local park to allow your child to further develop their knowledge of animal habitats and diets?

english

This term, the children will be continuing to develop their reading skills using the Read, Write, Inc. programme. The children will get the opportunity to read aloud with expression and interest and also write a range of genres including stories and non fiction texts linked to the books

maths

The half term will start with a revision of place value, ensuring children are secure with the value of a digit in a two digit number. This will then lead on to number bond work and problem solving involving addition and subtraction within 100. 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). This is more crucial than ever during these unprecedented times. 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 2DS

2DS will be doing PE on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that they have their PE kit on these days and that they have sensible footwear. Many of our lessons will be taking place outside, even when it starts to get a little colder, so outdoor wear is also advised.

pe: class 2L

2L will be doing PE on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that they have their PE kit on these days and that they have sensible footwear. Many of our lessons will be taking place outside, even when it starts to get a little colder, so outdoor wear is also advised. 

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

dates for your diary

Friday 23rd October: End of first autumn term
Monday 2nd November: Back to school 

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