The Year 2 Team
Miss Prince (teacher), Mrs Free (HLTA), Mrs O'Neill (TA)
Spring 1: Eureka!
Explorers... Travelling Triumphs
Welcome back after a much needed Christmas break. I hope you all enjoyed the time off and are coming back eager to learn.
This term we will be going around the world and beyond with some famous explorers, scientists and engineers. We will look at how transport has changed and who the daring and innovative people were behind the things we have today.
Please see the curriculum leaflet below for a more detailed overview.
Forest School - this will be on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has wellies and appropriate clothing in school for this (coats/waterproof trousers if desired). The school does have some waterproof trousers but they are on the smaller side.
P.E. - P.E. this term will be on a WEDNESDAY (OOA) and a FRIDAY (indoor dance). The children can come into school on a Friday dressed in their PE kit, with their uniform in their PE bag ready to change into after. Please ensure your child has warm clothing (school hoodie, tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt) for outdoor PE and suitable trainers.
Please can the children have their PE kit in school all week in case of timetable changes.
Reading - it is important that you hear your child read as often as possible. In order to develop their independence skills, the children are responsible for changing their own reading book daily (when necessary). They are encouraged to put their reading folder into the reading tray at the start of the day and change their book at an appropriate time. The focus in year 2 is comprehension, so the children need to be confident in de-coding to have the best possible chance at this. There will be a list of questions you can ask your child when your hearing them read below. Any questions about reading, please do come and see me.
Homework - this will be sent out on a Tuesday and be due back in the following Monday. Homework consists of: daily reading (please record your comments in reading record books), weekly spellings, a piece of maths homework (Mathletics & Times Tables Rockstars). There will also be reading comprehensions some weeks - these can be done on the sheets. Please spend time learning 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables, common exception words and working on telling the time.
There is a topic grid available for homework this half term. Please encourage your child to select one thing per week at the most. (Please see below for a digital copy of this)
Please can we remind you there is a strict no nut policy in school due to severe allergies.