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Welcome to Year 2

We would like to welcome back all the children and their families to what we hope will be an exciting year. It has been a long time since we have all been together and it has been lovely to see everyone again. We are glad to say that the children have returned to school smartly dressed, polite, positive and eager to learn.

 

There is something special about a new school year which we love. For everyone, children and staff, there is a sense of anticipation and excitement in the air as they know things will be different. Each year is the start of a new chapter and, in some cases, a new book. This past week has been no exception.  We had a few butterflies on the first morning but these have been replaced with happy smiley faces and cheery ‘Good mornings.’

Year 2 staff

Mrs Priday, Miss Walton, Miss Brewer and Mrs Jenkins will be teaching in Year 2 this year.

Miss Stroucken, Miss Francis and Mrs Mitchell will be our teaching assistants.

 

Year 2 staff

Mrs Priday, Miss Walton, Miss Brewer and Mrs Jenkins will be teaching in Year 2 this year.

Miss Stroucken, Miss Francis and Mrs Mitchell will be our teaching assistants.

Reading

Reading continues to be a priority in Year 2 and we would urge you to hear your child read as often as possible. It is important that the children are also given the opportunity to talk about what they have read and answer questions as this helps them to understand what they are reading. We will continue to hear your child read in school regularly. 

 

 Spellings

Your child will receive spellings every Friday to be tested the following Friday. If your child is absent on the day new spellings are given, please remind them that they need to collect a copy on their return. A few minutes a night spent on these, really helps children retain information for longer.

Alternate Maths and English homework will be set on Friday.

Maths

There will be an emphasis on number work this term in maths. We will be focusing on place value and number facts- children will be encouraged to apply their knowledge and use it in context.

Helping your child to learn their times tables will greatly benefit them, particularly the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

 

PE       

PE takes place for the following classes on;

2P – Monday and Friday

2W – Wednesday and Thursday

2B – Tuesday and Friday

 

Children do not need to have PE kits in school at the moment.  

 

The Great Fire of London

Our topic work this term will centre around The Great Fire of London. We will be finding out what life was like during this period of history. As the fire started in a bakery we will be making bread later in the term.

In Science, we will be learning about living things and their habitats. We will be exploring a range of habitats to find out how they are similar and different.

We will be researching a famous scientist, Rachel Carson, to find out the impact she has had on our environment.

In Computing children will be learning all about computer programming and write their own code to control objects on the screen

 

In PSHE our focus will be based around resilience and kindness.

 

Please feel welcome to discuss your child or any concerns or queries you may have throughout the year.  If you could make the teacher aware that you would like a discussion we will gladly make a time available to you, but please be aware that the start of the school day is often a very busy time and it might not always be possible to discuss your child there and then.

 

We look forward to an exciting term with all of the children.

 

Mrs Priday (2P), Miss Walton (2W), Miss Brewer (2B) and Mrs Jenkins