Welcome back from the holidays! Our new topic is Land, Sea and Sky. You can find information about the terms events and updates by clicking the button above.
Welcome back. We hope you have had a restful break. We are looking forward to a fantastic term ahead. Please take note of the important messages below, most of which are specific to Year 2.
When dropping off your children in the morning, they should be escorted through the gates, but should go into their classroom on their own, in order to build their independence. The school gates open at 8:35 and it is important that children are ready for the start of their lessons as soon as possible! At the end of the day children can be picked up from the main playground. Parents Evening is only a few weeks away and we expect all of our parents to make themselves available for these meetings. Please sign up via ParentMail in the next few days.
We had a great first term in school and the Year 2 children have shown an increased amount of independence as the year has progressed. Homework is produced to a good standard in all three classes and children are beginning to develop a mature approach to their learning!
Our first, whole school, topic of the term is ‘Big Questions’ where we will concentrate morality which is one of our qualities for life.
Our main Year 2 topic for the Spring Term is ‘Land, Sea and Sky’. The children will be learning about biology, with particular interest in habitats, characteristics of animals, and food chains. We will be going on a number of educational visits as part of this topic so parent volunteers will be necessary. Please speak to your child’s class-teacher if you are willing to help out with these.
In English we will be writing a letter based on how litter affects the environment. We will also be visiting several outdoor spaces to look at habitats. Shakespeare will also be present this term, as we look at one of Shakespeare’s well known plays ‘The Tempest’. This is a great chance for the children to use drama in their learning, and they will write a narrative based on the story.
Homework will be given on a Tuesday and the children will have until the following Monday to bring it back. This will be a piece of Maths or English homework and a creative piece of homework linked to Topic or Science. Please support your children with their homework and help them to develop a sense of responsibility around getting work done on time. The children will also bring a reading book home each week and will have a reading journal where they should write some comments on what they have read and it is important that these are signed by you.
The children will have PE twice a week and we would appreciate it if they could bring their kits in on a Monday and take them home on a Friday. If you could take the time to clearly label your child’s uniform and PE kit this would be extremely helpful.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to come and speak to us.
Chris, Rose and Gemma (Year 2 Teachers)
We are looking forward to a fantastic term, filled with exciting learning and amazing educational visits around London.
Here you will be able to find out a little bit more about what the children will be learning this term.
In Maths we will be looking at place value, addition, subtraction, and division. Your children will receive homework for mental maths as this is one part of mathematics which is extremely important.
Your child will given a Mathletics username and password which they can use to log on in the next few weeks. Mathletics can be used to support your child's learning in class.
You can get to the web-site by clicking the following link http://uk.mathletics.com/signin/
Please encourage the children to use Mathletics as often as possible! It is a great learning tool and the more they use it, the more points and certificates they can gain!
Our first topic of the year is ‘A Better World’ where we will concentrate on water and how it can affect different societies around the world.
Our main topic for the Autumn Term is ‘Time Detectives’. The children will be learning about archaeology, palaeontology and geology, with a particular focus on Ancient Egypt. We will be going on a number of educational visits as part of this topic so parent volunteers will be necessary. Please speak to your child’s teacher if you are willing to help out with these.
In English we will be writing a story based on the great tale of Joseph which links with our topic. We will also be going to watch a theatre production of the story, later in the term. There will also be a chance to write a report on some exciting artefacts that have been discovered in Britannia Village!
Homework and reading books.
Homework and reading at home is extremely important to help your child make as much progress as possible. The children will be given homework on Tuesday and will have until the following Monday to complete it. The homework for this term will be labelled with the expectations for each day and will be focused on Maths, spelling and handwriting. Please help your child to complete their homework each day!
The children also have a reading journal for Year 2. They can take a book home from their class book corner and when they have finished reading it they should make a comment about the book in their reading journal. They can then take a new book from the book corner. The children can only take books home if they have their book bags with them so please ensure this happens every day. The children will also take a phonics book home each Friday if they are in a phonics group.
Our PE days are subject to change so please ensure that the children bring in their PE kits on Monday and leave them in school until Friday. If the children have an after school sports club please make sure they bring their PE kit back in the following day.
Any other questions please come and speak to us.
Chris, Rose and Gemma