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Year 2

Hello Class 2!

 

Welcome back to school! I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and I am looking forward to hearing about all of the fun things you have done! 

 

We will be learning about lots of exciting things in the Autumn term! Our first topic is 'Beside the Seaside'. We will be learning about and comparing seaside holidays past and present, locating seaside towns on a map of the United Kingdom and exploring a seaside town. We will be travelling back in time with 'Magic Grandad' to visit the seaside a long time ago. In DT, we will be making our own Punch and Judy puppets and will be creating some seaside inspired artwork! 

 

Our first science topic is 'Plants'. We will be finding out what plants need to grow and stay healthy and will be doing an investigation to find out if plants will grow in different conditions.

 

I have attached the Autumn term curriculum newsletter below smiley

Class 2 have been busy sharing their seaside projects with us in school ... they are amazing!

Class 2 have been busy sharing their seaside projects with us in school ... they are amazing! 1
Class 2 have been busy sharing their seaside projects with us in school ... they are amazing! 2
Class 2 have been busy sharing their seaside projects with us in school ... they are amazing! 3
Class 2 have been busy sharing their seaside projects with us in school ... they are amazing! 4
Class 2 have been busy sharing their seaside projects with us in school ... they are amazing! 5
Class 2 have been busy sharing their seaside projects with us in school ... they are amazing! 6

Home Learning

You will receive two home learning tasks each week. One 15 minute grammar task and one 15 minute maths task.

 

Grammar homework will be sent home on a Wednesday and will be due in the following Wednesday.

 

Maths homework will be sent home on a Friday and will be due in the following Friday.

 

Homework given will always be related to, or an extension of the work we are covering in class that week. Children can hand their homework books in at anytime during the week. Completed homework should be put in the homework boxes outside Class 2.

 

Times Tables

We will practice our times tables daily in school. Children are required to know their 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x tables in Year 2. Here are some ways you can also practice at home:

  • Listening to songs
  • Times table quizzes
  • Speed times tables (time how long to answer 10 questions and see if you can beat your time)
  • Online games/apps
  • Practice workbooks
  • Games/flashcards

 

Children will be tested on their times tables weekly in school.

 

Spellings/Phonics/Handwriting

We will have phonics sessions Monday-Thursday for 20-30 minutes each morning. Children will have a weekly spelling test on a Friday (I have sent a separate letter home about spellings this half term) In Year 2, children are expected to write in cursive, joined up writing. We will practice this daily in class but any additional practice at home would be valuable (even practising the weekly spelling words in cursive writing a couple of times a week).

 

Reading

In Year 2, you should be reading for a minimum of 15 minutes each day. Please make sure any reading that you do at home is recorded by an adult in your Home School Diary as it is likely we will be moderated in the summer term and the diaries may be collected as part of our recording evidence). Children will read at school in a guided group once a week and will also be listened to individually.

 

PE

This half term, we will have PE on Friday afternoons with Dave. However, please make sure PE kits are in school each day in the event that there are any last minute timetable changes. Thank-you!

 

Lunch/Snack money

Snack time, lunches, playtimes etc are all the same in Year 2 as they were in Year 1. Please make sure that your snack money is kept in a labelled purse or named envelope. You can keep your purse in your tray in the classroom. If you are having a packed lunch then you can put your lunch box on the lunch box trolley in the Year 2 area.

 

Water Bottles

Please make sure your water bottle is labelled. You can keep your water bottle on the lunch box trolley and you can go and have a drink at any time during the day. You can refill your water bottle from the water fountain outside Class R.

 

I am super excited about our new year together and I am looking forward to being your class teacher! If you have any questions or your parents are concerned about anything, please come and see me anytime! Year 2 is going to be a great year full of new things to learn about and share!

 

Miss Hill and Mrs Platt

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