Welcome To Year 2
This is going to be a very exciting year for the children. We start the year with our new topic of What a Wonderful World. We are going to be looking at how we and other animals live and grow in Science and in D and T we are going to be looking at healthy eating and creating our own fruit kebabs. In the second half of the term we are going to have a visit from Paradise Wildlife Park who will be bringing a selection of animals for the children to interact with. Geography will see us looking at maps and learning about the countries of the UK and the continents and oceans of the world. We will also create our own maps.
PE this half term is outside where the children are going to learn and practise hockey skills. As the weather gets cooler please ensure that your children have suitable clothing to ensure they stay warm. The days for PE are Monday and Friday. PE kits should stay in school and will be returned at half term.
The children were given a reading book and new reading record. In Year 2 it is the expectation that your child reads every night. Each morning their reading records are checked so they always need to be in school so that we can hear your child read at anytime during the week. The children are rewarded for reading at home by a sticker every time, and if they read for five nights in a week, a certificate at the end of the week. If your child wishes to read their own book as well as their school reading book please let them and just note it in the reading record. For your child to receive their sticker please make sure you sign their reading record.
Homework is given out on Thursdays and should be returned on Tuesday mornings. It consists of some grammar and maths from certain pages of a homework book , some maths games and other English or topic work. It will only be approximately two pieces a week. Spelling are given out for the half term and will be tested just before the half term ends. The times tables that the children are expected to know are the two, five and ten from Year One plus the three and four times tables from Year Two. We will work on these in class but please practice these at home.
If you need to speak to me or Mr Leonard, please make appointment through the office or catch us at the end of the day. We look forward to meeting you at the Meet the Teacher meeting on Monday after school in our classroom
Mrs Plester and Mr Leonard