Welcome to Year 2. We hope you have had a fantastic Christmas break. We are looking forward to a wonderful term, which promises to be exciting and eventful. We have a very busy term planned for the year 2 children and hopefully they can meet the high expectations expected.
Our topic for this half term is ‘Traditional Tales!’. It is a fantastic topic which will be linked to our literacy tree books across the first half term. As part of our geography lessons we will be learning all about magical mapping.
Our science unit this half term is living things and their habitats. Children will explore and compare differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive.
After the February half term our topic will be ‘Disasters!’. This is a new topic this year linked to our literacy tree books and will also provide us with lots of new learning opportunities. As part of our history we will focus on the Great Fire of London.
Every child has been given a reading book and record to bring home, which needs to be returned to school every week. If could please sign the reading record each week it would be very much appreciated. There are also some hints and tips for reading with your child at home that will hopefully help.
Homework will be given out every Friday, alternative weeks for English and Maths. This should be returned to school the following week. Any child who does not return their homework will have to stay in at break time to complete it.
Spellings will be given out every Friday and need to be learnt for our spelling test on the following Friday.
Our PE sessions with the support of Mr Berry will be every Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Children will need a full PE kit (white and blue Sylvester t-shirt, shorts and black pumps) for these sessions. PE kits can be left in school on children’s pegs but please make sure they have your child’s name on them. All children must wear the correct PE kit for lessons. Pumps or Trainers can also be worn to take part in our daily mile.
We will also be continuing the times table club to ensure children are practising and applying their multiplication knowledge. Children will have 5 minutes to answer 10 questions for 10 times table. As the children pass each club they will progress onto the next set of multiplications.
If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to ask at any time. If you would prefer to make an appointment to speak to me, just let me know.