Welcome to Year 2
Please find below some information about Year
Welcome to Year 2!
Flamingoland Zoo trip: our new date is booked for Monday 23rd April.
Story time: The last session is this Friday. Everyone is welcome to join us in the classroom after drop-off on Friday to read stories to the children. You are invited to bring a book to share with the children or borrow one of ours! Also, don't forget to return the star reading challenge sheets before Friday, thank you.
Mrs Clare Pearson is covering Mrs. Nicholson's teaching in 2F, while Mrs. Nicholson covers full time in 3W during Mrs. Wooldridge's absence.
wc 19th March
What a busy and quick half term!
In English we will be editing a section of the Tinga Tinga tales written last week, looking at ways to improve our writing. In spelling we will look at the suffixes -ful and -less, how these suffixes change the meanings of words and the spelling rules.
We will continue our art project 'Tinga Art', looking at African patterns and paintings in the style of the Tinga Tales art. This week we will add patterns to our background colour washes before adding an African animal silhouette.
In Maths we continue our unit on fractions, moving on to finding a fraction of an amount or quantity. For example, we can find half by sharing into two groups, we can find a quarter by sharing into 4 groups. We have talked about the number at the bottom of a fraction being called the 'denominator' and the number at the top is the 'numerator'. We will also review lots of areas of maths we have covered this year with a maths assessment activity.
In PE it will be dance the final dance session with Mr. Simms. We also plan to fit in some golden mile laps thinking of sports relief this week.
There are a few web sites with maths games you could look at:
Letters and Forms
Mrs. Balding teaches in 2B and Mrs. Flatters in 2F, with teaching assistants Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Smith. On Tuesday afternoons Mrs. Cartwright and Mr. Simms teach the Year 2 classes. Mrs. Nicholson teaches in 2F on Wednesdays (and every other Friday).
Children will take part in guided reading activities every day in school, with at least two adult-led sessions a week. Each week your child will bring home a guided reading book and a choice book (these are levelled books which the children choose themselves). Please use the reading diary to let us know how your child is getting on at home.
In addition to reading we will send home tasks which support our work in English and Maths or Topic. We will send home spelling homework each week.
Please use the link to access the word mat the children use in school to support spelling:
PE and Forest Schools
Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. We plan to get outside as much as possible for PE so please could you send in a pair of outside PE shoes/trainers if you haven’t already. As the weather gets colder you may also wish to send in jogging bottoms and an extra jumper.
Forest Schools will take place on Friday afternoons, once a fortnight.
Please bring in bookbags, a water bottle and coat every day. We will send home book bags each evening. Children do not need to bring a pencil case, however they may be brought in and can be used for some afternoon activities (and need to be small enough to fit in drawers!).
Medicines and Illness
Please ask at the office if you have any queries regarding medicines or need to update your child’s healthcare plan. Please remember to leave 48 hours clear of sickness/diarrhoea before returning to school.
As we don't check bookbags, please let your child know if there is a letter or slip that they need to hand to their teacher in the morning. Thank you.
As always, if you have any queries or concerns please come and talk to us, or send in a note or email to the office.
The Year Two Team