2L Miss N Lewis
2HP Mrs N Hamer& Mrs J Preece
2C Miss J Chandler
Welcome back to Year 2, we hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas holidays.
The expectation in Year 2 is for the children to read five times independently at home as part of their homework. Reading books are able to be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Children will bring home a bug club reading book and at times other books including a phonics book and/or reading for pleasure book. If your child finishes a book before the set changing days, there are activities to complete inside the cover of the book, extra online books are available via bug club or they could read a book from home for pleasure. Reading diaries will be monitored weekly. House points and raffle tickets for the reading draw will awarded for five or more signatures.
Text we are currently reading:
Texts we have already covered this year:
For this term our focus in English is writing based around some beautiful picture books including 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson, The Great Fire of London' by Emma Adams and James Weston Lewis and we will also be completing a non-fiction unit related to Big Cats. The children will be completing sentence stacking lessons, working towards producing a detailed and exciting story or fact-filled non-chronological report.
Texts we have covered so far this year:
This term, we will continue work related to place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as shape related activities. Times tables and number bonds continue to be an important focus in Year 2. Please encourage your child to practise their tables as often as possible, both mentally and using their TT Rockstars log in. Please contact their class teacher if you need a reminder of the password for this, these will however be found stuck inside your child's maths homework book.
Children will be completing weekly Frog Maths test to check their recall of multiplication facts. Children will have the opportunity to practise these questions prior to the test through their maths homework activity. Maths homework books will be monitored weekly, they should be handed in on a Wednesday and a new sheet will be given out each Friday. In addition to this, the children have MathShed homework, this will be set weekly so keep checking the website using their QR code.
Our science focus during the first half term is Animals including Humans. Children will habitats and the animals we find in them.
P.E. and Swimming
P.E kits are still required to be worn to school on the day of your child’s P.E. lesson. Just a reminder that the school P.E. kit consists of plain black shorts or joggers, a black sweatshirt or hoody and white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers. As the weather gets warmer, please remember that children will need sun cream and a hat. Please ensure that if your child wears earrings to school, these are either able to be removed by the child themselves or taped up with tape provided from home.
-All Year 2 children will be doing outdoor PE on a Monday.
-2HP and 2L will also have outdoor PE on a Wednesday so will be required to wear their PE kit to school on this day, also.
-2C are swimming and therefore will need their swimming kit in school each Wednesday.