Year 2

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

our topic is: Toy from the Past

This half term, the children will develop their history skills through exploring how toys have changed over time. Our exciting trip to Sudbury Hall will kick start the topic. As we continue through the term, our learning will lead into the story of the Nutcracker. The children will continue to get creative with the design and construction of a Nutcracker puppet as part of their DT work. This year, our topic also includes a National Theatre production called ‘Operation Christmas’. More details about this event will be out in due course.

english

This term, the children that have completed the Read, Write Inc programme will be reading and exploring an interesting picture book called ‘Lost in the Toy Museum’ as part of their English lessons. The children will get the opportunity to read aloud with expression and interest and also write a range genres including stories.

maths

In mathematics, we will focus on multiplication and division. We will explore the two operations through lots of practical work, leading into the use of arrays and pictures to support our calculations. 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 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 We will be going swimming on a Monday so please ensure your child has their swimming kit on these days. We will also be doing PE on Tuesday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days.

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.

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.

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.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 20th November – 2C to Synagogue
Thursday 22nd November – 2N to Synagogue
Wednesday 28th November – in school REP theatre production to Year 2
Monday 3rd December – Jazz Crawford (Great Britain athlete) workshop
Monday 10th December – Year 2 perform ‘Operation Christmas’ to the school
Tuesday 11th December - Year 2 perform ‘Operation Christmas’ to parents
Friday 21st December – Break up for Christmas break 

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