Year 2

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

our topic is: Whatever the Weather

This half term, the children will be working towards becoming Newsround’s Next Young Weather Forecaster of the Year. The children will not only learn about the main types of weather and how the seasons change but also properties of materials and how they are fit for purpose. The children will get lots of opportunities to learn outdoors and observing the world around us and how it changes so frequently.

english

This term, the children that have completed the Read, Write Inc programme will be studying a short novel as part of their English lessons. The children will get the opportunity to read aloud with expression and interest and also write a range of stories, non fiction texts and poems linked to the book.

maths

In maths, we will be focussing on time. In particular the children need to tell the time at half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour. Some children will also learn to tell the time at 5 minute intervals. The children will then move onto to reviseall of the taught areas of maths in readiness for year 3. By the end of year 2, children need to be secure with the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and be able 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). We have recently launched a new incentive that rewards the children the more they read at home. 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 books. In addition, your child will be able to choose a book from the library each week during their library slot.

PE: Class 2C

2C will be doing Swimming on a Monday afternoon and PE on a Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has the correct swimming kit with them and no jewellery is worn for safety purposes. Also ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on Tuesdays. 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 Monday and a Tuesday. 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

Thursday 9th May- Wholesale market after school
Friday 10th May- Summer Circus 

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