Welcome to Year 2
Happy New Year! We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and Santa was kind to you all.
In year 2 the children will stay as a class for all of their lessons. The class is taught by Mrs Walker from Monday until Thursday and Mrs Bouch on Friday.
We are starting the Spring term with our new topic 'Inspirational People'. We will start off thinking about what the word means and what we could be learning about. This will lead us into some work about our emergency services and their roles. To develop our history skills we will look at the Victorian nurse Florence Nightingale and note the influence she had on modern day nursing. We will then develop our understanding of different religions where we will look at the creation story from the Christian perspective and the story or Rama and Sita which is an important story to Hindus. It is a very short half term so we will be super busy!
Our Literacy and Language focus is play scripts and persuasive texts. In maths we are developing our multiplication and division skills. The children will be introduced to Times Table Rockstars this half term, something that the older children have been enjoying. Each child will get their own secure log in so they can develop their times table knowledge at home.
P.E. is on Wednesday and Thursday. Children must ensure they have the correct kit in school. This includes a white t-shirt, black or navy shorts and trainers or plimsolls. No jewellery should be worn during P.E. lessons.
Homework is given every Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Monday. Homework consists of weekly spellings and a maths activity. It is vital that your child reads every night too and their Reading Record needs to be completed each time.
Finally year 2 is a milestone in your child’s education, it marks the end of Key Stage One. In May your child will complete SATS assessments. Over the year there will be lots of opportunities to gain information about what these involve but listening to your child read each night, encouraging your child to complete homework tasks and simply talking about your child’s day is an excellent way of ensuring your child achieves the best they can.
If you have any queries or concerns do not hesitate to catch us on the playground each morning or at the end of school.
Mrs Walker and Mrs Bouch