Your Year 2 team this year are:
Miss Bryan (Monday & Tuesday)
Miss Elliott (Wednesday - Friday)
Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Bell & Mrs Farrell
Miss Craig (Tuesday & Thursday)
Project (English & Topic): Castles!
This term we are starting our new topic of Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. We will be looking at numerous non-fiction texts about castles and writing non-chronological reports about their structure and use. We will also be reading a selection of stories about castles and retelling them in our own words, in addition to learning about historical figures who built and lived in castles around the world.
We will be having a trip to Skipton Castle on Monday 29th April so that the children can study a castle in real life, looking at its features and historical use.
This half term our new topic is; shape, data handling and graphs. We will also be revisiting our topic of calculations to ensure the children are fully confident on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Don't forget to also keep practising your timetables. By the end of Year 2 children should know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables in and out of order.
PE will take place on a Wednesday and Thursday. If you wish to wash your child’s PE kit weekly they may take their kit home on a Wednesday night, however, they will need to bring them back into school ready for the following Thursday.
This half term in RE we will be thinking about the question, ‘Why is Church a special place for Christians?’ To help answer this question we will be visiting some of the different churches in the area.
Reading at Home:
A little reminder - Children are expected to bring their books in everyday so they can be heard read at any time. We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them, and make a comment in their reading records. Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game. Children who read 5 times a week all half term will win a prize.
Homework will continue to be given out once a week on a Friday and due to be handed in the following Friday. It is vital that these are completed as this is one of the best ways to support your child in the run up to SAT’s. We thoroughly enjoy looking at all your hard-work and wonderful creations. Children who do not complete their homework are now asked to attend homework club every Friday instead of Golden Time. If you need any support with completing tasks set then please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.
Spag.com continues to be a huge success and the children are making rapid progress in Grammar. Well done Year 2 and keep up all your hard work. Remember to check each week for the new test set
During May, we will be carrying out the Year 2 SATs, covering Reading, Maths, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. The children are continuing to work hard to prepare for them and the next stage in their school life. Therefore, it is vital that they are in school every day and on time.
Please attend the SAT’s parent workshop 2pm – 3pm Wednesday 24th April