Welcome to the Year 2 Page!
We hope that you had an enjoyable Christmas break and we look forward to a busy Spring term in Year 2.
Our topic work this term will centre around transport. Firstly we will be learning about key events and figures in the history of flight. We will be designing and making our own fabric hot air balloon. After this we will be looking at the history of the Titanic. In Science, we will be learning about everyday materials and why they are suitable according to their properties. To support this, we have arranged a trip to Thinktank in Birmingham.
Below are the PE times for the different classes;
2H – Indoor PE Tuesday afternoon and Outdoor PE Thursday afternoon
2P – Indoor PE Friday afternoon and Outdoor PE Thursday afternoon
2WV – Indoor PE Friday afternoon and Outdoor PE Tuesday afternoon
Please ensure children have the correct P.E kit in school all week as we often have opportunities throughout the year to take part in physical activities. Please also make sure that all items are clearly named.
Reading is a very high priority in Year 2 and we would urge you to hear your child read as often as possible. As well as encouraging your child to become a fluent and expressive reader, talking about what they have read and asking your child questions about their books will also help them to understand. We will continue to hear your child read in school regularly. In English, we will be studying a range of traditional Grimm’s fairy tales. The children will be developing their story writing skills using the vocabulary and exploiting the clear story structures of this genre. To support the children’s learning we will also be having an exciting opportunity to work with some drama experts from the Courtyard. In addition, we will continue to teach phonic skills to enable your child to both read with increasing fluency and spell unfamiliar words.
We will continue to develop our core number and calculation skills in Maths, with a growing emphasis on being able to apply these skills and knowledge in a range of problem-solving contexts. Building a rapid recall of basic number facts remains central to our children’s progression, so please continue to support your children with their times tables and number bond learning.
Your child will receive spellings and alternate English and Maths homework 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.
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 another exciting term.
Mrs Welsh, Mrs Vedmore, Mrs. Hudson and Miss Parrett