Year 2

Teachers : Mrs Driver (2D), Miss Langford  (2L)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Alexander, 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 open so you can view learning from last year – you can see all of the previous lessons for all of the year groups. The materials found on the virtual school pages may be used by any child for additional learning if pupils are keen to extend their learning at home, or as extra support. If pupils are unable to attend school due to prolonged illness or isolation, please arrange to talk to us and we will direct you to relevant virtual learning. 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 persuade Professor Moss to send us one of his very special animals! Professor Moss needs to know that we have good knowledge about different types of animals and their habitats before he can trust us to care for an animal at school. Their investigation may even continue at the Brighouse! 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?

english

This half term, the children will be continuing to improve their reading and writing skills through a daily Read, Write, Inc lesson. They will also have lots of opportunities for writing during our topic lessons. We will really be focusing on improving writing stamina and spelling this half term.

maths

In mathematics, we will be focusing on number. The half term will start with a revision of place value, ensuring children are secure with the value of a digit in a two or three digit number. This will then lead on to number bonds to 100 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). 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 2D

2D 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. 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 that they have their PE kit on these days and that they have sensible footwear. 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

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. 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

- 13th October- 2D to Brighouse for one night residential.
- 14th October- 2D return from Brighouse.
-14th October- 2L to Brighouse for one night residential.
-15th October- 2L return from Brighouse. 

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