Welcome to Year 2 - Miss Bryan, Miss Elliott, Mrs Bell, Ms Bancroft & Ms Olive
Welcome back! We hope you have had a fun filled and relaxing Whit break and are looking forward to the final half term ahead.
May we take this opportunity to say an enormous well don’t to Year 2 for all their hard work throughout the year but especially last half term. It was a busy half term with lots of SAT’s practise and the children should be very proud of themselves for all their efforts and achievements.
As we enter our final half term here’s a look ahead at what we will be up to.
Project (English & Topic): Land Ahoy!
This half term Year 2 will continue to sail away with our enjoyable topic 'Land Ahoy'. We will explore lots of different genres of writing as we take on the role of our very own pirates. Excitingly we will be visited by some very famous pirates who will be teaching us how to charm the seas by creating and singing our very own sea shanties. Buckle up me harties we in for an exciting voyage!
In Maths this half term we will be focusing on mass. Please support your child at home with this by investigating and weighing lots of different items.
Weekly times tables challenges will continue to take place every Friday. You can also help your child at home by completing the activities sent home with them. Don’t forget to explore the Singapore Maths videos under the Parents/Carers section on this website!
Year 2 have PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled.
PE kits are compulsory for Health and Safety purposes.
Our upcoming RE topic will be ‘Understanding Christianity’ where will explore stories from the bible and their morals and values.
Reading at Home
Please continue to help your child become a confident and fluent reader by ensuring they read at least 3x at home per week. Don’t forget to sign your child’s reading record to say they have read at home. Our aim is encourage children to develop a love of reading and so please support your child to find a text that they enjoy. This could be a book, a newspaper, a comic, an online article etc.
All children have a reading folder that they should take home with them every night. If your child does not have their reading folder then please remind them to get them from the classroom. In Guided Reading sessions at school, children will be working hard to explore a variety of texts and answer questions about what they have read. You can further help your child at home by asking them questions about the book they are reading. Please do not hesitate to ask a staff member if you require further advice on this.
Well done to all the children that met their reading target and earned their place at the Starbooks movie afternoon. To ensure your child is in with a chance to attend the next Starbooks treat and enjoy an activity of their choice, please help them to read at least 3 times a week at home so that they get their golden ticket!
Weekly spellings will be given out to each child on a Friday. Children will have a full week to learn their spellings and they will be tested the following Friday.
Children will be given their homework at the start of each term which will link to our topic work. Children will have the full half term to work on at least 3 tasks. Children can bring their homework in at various points before the end deadline. Children’s work will be celebrated in class and in our homework celebration assembly.
Water bottles can be brought into the classroom and stored. Children will be reminded to take their water bottle home at the end of the day to wash it out at home. It is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day.
Your child has key words in which they need to practise reading and spelling. The Year 2 key words can be found on the left of this page or at the front of their reading record book. You can include reading and spelling these words into your child's reading and spelling routine.
You should have received a letter informing you of your child’s login information to access the online resource containing Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar tests. Please speak to your class teacher to get a copy of individual usernames and passwords. You can also find a Year 2 grammar glossary on the left of the page which will explain the meaning of the words found in the grammar tests. Please also find additional Year 2 grammar tests you may complete with your child on the left of this page.