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Welcome to Year 2!

 

Class 2

 

Welcome back! I hope you are all feeling refreshed ready for a busy Summer term! 

Our topic for the Summer is 'Explore the world', please see the topic web at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

Communication Book and book bags:
Please could you ensure your child brings their book bag into school each day. Book bags should contain your child's green 'Communication Book' and reading book. Please check your child's book bag each evening for letters that may have been handed out that day.


Reading books:
Reading books will be changed when the Communication Book is signed to say your child has finished their book. Please could you aim to read with your child every day, even for just 5 to 10 minutes! Every little bit of reading practise will help your child develop their reading skills- not just word recognition or sound blending techniques, but their comprehension of the text they are reading. The children will be given a level for their comprehension skills so, as well as hearing them read every day, asking questions to check their understanding of the text is really helpful too!

The children will be heard reading during weekly RWI and Literacy and Language sessions, as well as individually by Miss Hale, Mrs Griffith or a volunteer as often as possible.

 

English:

RWI and Literacy and Language lessons, will run daily as well as an additional English lesson where children will focus on Grammar and spellings. To help children with their writing it is important that they are reading and practising their spellings as often as possible.

In addition, children may like to work on their handwriting, with joining their letters being the main focus in Year 2.

The English focus for the Summer Term is instruction writing (non-fiction) and traditional tales (fiction).

 

Maths:
In Maths we have been working hard on our place value and how this can help us to add and subtract two-digit numbers mentally up to 100. We have also been working on learning how to spelling the numbers from 1-100.

 

During the first half of the Summer Term our focus will be on shape. We will then be moving onto multiplication and division. We have been listening to the timetables songs on Education City in preparation for this. You can also find these on the Education City website at home!

 

Science:
In the Summer Term we will cover the topics ‘Animals and Humans’ and ‘Plants’.


PE:
Please make sure you have your PE kit in school for the whole week. It is recommended that you have your indoor and outdoor kit, including joggers and a jumper so we can go outside as much as possible.

This term we also have Forest school on a Wednesday afternoon. This means children will need to also bring in a Forest school kit on this day.

Homework:
Homework will be set on a Thursday and will need to be completed and handed in on the following Monday. Sheets that are stuck in the children’s homework books are compulsory, however, any loose sheets are optional and can be completed and handed in for Dojos.

 

Spellings:

Spellings will be handed out on a Friday, with words being tested on the following Friday.
Children also have a list of Year 2 Common Exception words that we have been working on during lesson times, however, it will benefit your child’s writing if they were also practising these at home.

To support your learning at home, you will be able to find lots of English, Maths and Science activities on Education City.

 

You can find your child's targets for this term in their Communication books. 

 

Class Rep:

Our Class Rep for 2016/17 is Mrs. Gilson.  Our class rep will remind you of useful information and events such as Class assemblies, trips and parents’ evenings, if you provide them with your email address.

 

My door is always open and I am happy to chat with you about our topics and any work that we are covering in class.  Please don’t hesitate to come and find me if you wish to discuss anything! Remember to look in the ‘Gallery’ to see our latest photographs.

 

Many thanks,

Miss Hale

 

 

Diary Dates:

Monday, 24th April - Summer Term starts

Thursday, 25th May - May Fayre

29th May-2nd June - Half Term Week

 

WB 10th July - Parents' Evenings

Move-up days for Year 3! - TBC

Friday 21st July - End of Term

Have a look at what we have been doing in Class 2!

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