Hello and a Warm Welcome to the Autumn Term!
Hi there!! I hope that you have all had a wonderful summer with your family. I can't contain my excitement about this upcoming year! First of all, it is thrilling to be teaching in Year 2 and also working with your wonderful children. This is a really special year for Year 2. It prepares the children for the challenges of Key Stage Two and also introduces them to becoming more independent with their first school residential, amongst other things. Obviously, the work will be more challenging as there will be lots of focus on Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, writing skills and mastery in Mathematics and English.
We have a very busy half term. I have booked our first class educational visit on Tuesday 19th September to Weaver Hall Museum, Northwich to learn all about our new topic. A letter will follow shortly.
On this page you will find lots of information, events and news about the class, our topics and most importantly the wonderful work we produce! You will also find important information about our daily routines, homework and dates for your diaries.
If you have concerns, questions or worries please feel free to pop in and see me, either before or after school or you can leave a message via email, phone or in the class message book located in the school office. My door is always open.
Our New Learning Environment
Please click here for this year's curriculum map!
Our New Topic for the Autumn Term is...
The Great Fire Of London
We will be learning about when, where and how the fire started. We will be gripped by this significant historic event from the 17th Century! Our research will contrast fire-safety from the past with today. By studying the buildings of the period, we will create our own buildings. Other parts of our topic will focus on studying the rhymes and songs of the time; studying St Paul’s Cathedral and making sketches, prints, clay sculptures and 3D models inspired by this great building. Enthused by the famous diarists Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, we will write diaries and read them at our class assembly! We will be learning about the food of the time and even bake our own bread! Our work will be very much cross-curricular by embedding our learning into English, Mathematics, Science, Art, DT and Music. I am really looking forward to learning alongside the children!
Our recent visit to Weaver Hall Museum to learn more about
The Great Fire of London
Our Class Author
Reading is such an important part of a child's learning. Most importantly, it should be enjoyable and fun! Each half term, we will focus on an author from our Year 2 Reading Spine. This half term it is the wonderful author....Anthony Browne who is a British writer and illustrator of children's books, primarily picture books, with nearly forty titles to his name. Watch this space as we research his work and find out lots about him.
A Special Request...
We are going to do some lovely writing about our summer holidays. I would be really obliged if you could send in a photograph of your child taken during the holidays. It could be a snapshot of them on holiday, at the zoo, at the park or just chilling. Thanks in anticipation.
To protect their smart, new school uniform, could you please send in an old shirt which the children can decorate and use for Art/DT work. Thank you.
Times Table Practice
Click on the link below to help with your multiplication practice. There are lots of games to choose from...
Latest Year 2 Events
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Year 2 Educational Visit
Tuesday 19th September 2017
Letter to follow shortly.
Please could you ensure that kits are brought in on a Monday, and remain in school until the Friday.
Children should have both an indoor and outdoor kit in case of inclement weather during the colder months.
Hair should tied back and all jewellery, including earrings, must be removed for P.E.
Children will continue their weekly guided reading session. Reading Diaries will be collected in once per week on a Thursday to communicate with parents. Teacher comments will be written or stuck into the reading diaries to reflect the learning from the guided reading session that week.
Children are responsible for changing their own reading book should they need to. Please could you try your very best to read with the children at least 3 times each week. It is crucial that children have this time to continue their progress at home also.
Children in Year 2 receive the following homework:
English (on a fortnightly rotation)
Maths (on a fortnightly rotation)
Spellings (on a weekly basis)
High Frequency Words - the children will practice the first 100 and next 200 words in school.
Learning Log (on a half term basis)
All homework should be handed on time unless otherwise agreed with the class teacher.