Year 2

Teachers : Mrs Sheehan (2S), Miss Norton  (2N)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Alexander, Mrs Perks 

our topic is: good to be me

This half term, we will be exploring our Science through the topic ‘Good to be Me.’ Topic lessons will be based on the life processes of humans and what they need to survive and stay healthy. We will be labelling parts of the body, exploring the five senses and investigating the importance of exercise and diet to keep our bodies healthy and strong. As well as a science focus, the children will also be using the arts to express themselves as unique individuals and understand that each one of them offers something great to the world.

english

This term, the children that have completed the Read, Write Inc programme will be studying a range of different picture books linked to our topic. 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. The children will also produce a number of different texts in readiness for Year 3, to show to their new teacher.

maths

In maths, we will be finishing off our time unit and move on to more work on temperature and volume. We will then move on to statistics, including bar charts and pictographs. Towards the end of the year, we will learn about bar models in order to solve more complex worded problems and we will end the year with a consolidation unit on all areas taught this year. By the end of year 2, children need to be secure with the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and should be able to count in 3s. Regularly practising their target tables tests at home will enable the children to pass these tests quicker in class. 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 books. In addition, your child will be able to choose a book from the library each week during their library slot.

PE: Class 2S

2S will be doing PE on a Tuesday and a Friday. 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 doing PE on a Friday as well as our weekly swimming lessons on a Monday afternoon, Please could you ensure that you child has their swimming kit on Monday and their PE kit with them on Friday.

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)

Websites:
Crickweb ICTgames

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.   

Stamps

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

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

Monday 4th June – Back to school
Wednesday 6th June – Singmaker’s trip to Town Hall (morning)
Monday 11th June – Phonics Screening Check for some children
Friday 22nd June – Summer Fair
Monday 25th June – National Sports Week
Wednesday 27th June - Sports Day
Monday 2nd July – Hillstone Literary Festival starts
Wednesday 4th July – Farmer’s Market
Monday 9th July – Transition morning
Tuesday 10th July – Hatton Adventure World trip
Wednesday 11th July – Reports go out
Thursday 12th July – Parents’ Evening Presentations
Friday 13th July – Warburton’s Workshop
Wednesday 18th July – Summer Golden Adventure
Thursday 19th July – Achiever’s Assembly
Friday 20th July – Break up for Summer 

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