Welcome to Year 2
The Year 2 Team
Mrs Cecil (Class Teacher)
Miss Arezoo (Class Teacher)
Mrs Edgar (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Crawford (Teaching Assistant)
....our doors are always open. Please do come and see us if any matters arise. If a proper appointment is needed, please make it at the office. We have our open registration morning on a Wednesday and this is an opportunity to take a look at the work in the classroom and to take part in some topic related activities with your child. Please note, that open registration is not an appropriate time to discuss individual concerns though- your teacher will be far better able to help you during your own appointment time.
Year 2 Autumn Newsletter
Welcome to Year 2!
We hope you had a lovely summer holiday. The children have settled so well in to Year 2 already. They are all keen and eager to learn which is fantastic!
Please can children bring water in bottles for the classroom.
Please label all your child’s clothes.
Book bags need to be brought into school every day.
Our topic this term is Castles. Our key learning skills are focussed on History this half term and will move onto Art after half term. We will be learning about castle life in the middle ages. We will then move on to fictional stories set in the middle ages (e.g. the sword in the stone and how to train your dragon). The children will also have opportunities to lead their own learning to find out more about what interests them. If you have any castles books/costumes objects that would support our class learning we would love to see them! Look out for our history open afternoon coming soon where the children will be able to dress up.
Please note that our open registration morning is on WEDNESDAY. This is an ideal opportunity to discuss any issues that you want to share with us, as well as having the chance to do some morning activities with your child.
Children will be grouped across the two classes for their daily phonics sessions. They will continue to follow the Read Write Inc scheme. We will have spelling tests every two weeks taking place on a Friday. We are also putting more emphasis on the correct spelling of common exception words (see separate sheet) and using these correctly in their writing.
Maths homework will be sent home in big blue books on a Monday. Please be reassured that we do not expect this to be returned until the following Monday! Homework will consist of one piece of Maths work to complete. This will match the lessons your child has had during the week.
We encourage children to have reading experiences at home at least three times a week, for about 10-15 minutes. The research on this is rock solid- reading is hugely beneficial for brain function and crucial from a young age! If there is any way that we can support you in this, don’t hesitate to talk to us. Do use the reading diaries to keep us informed of any reading opportunities at home.
2KC will have P.E. on Monday mornings.
2LA will have P.E. on Tuesday afternoons.
2KC – Tuesday
2LA - Wednesday
If you have any queries about your child please don’t hesitate to ask, our doors are always open.
The Year 2 Team : )
Both classes have selected Articles from the United Nations Rights of the Child. These are displayed in class, where we have also signed our names to show that we will all agree to upholding these in school.