I hope that you have all had a fantastic summer break and are all refreshed for the start of the new term.
Our first topic is Australia, to support this we will be visiting Kirkely Hall Zoological gardens on Wednesday 20th September.
Just got back from Kirkley Hall. We had a fabulous time.
As part of our PSHE topic we are going to be learning about Finance. To support us with this we are lucky to have some input from the TSB bank, Year 1 and 2 will be taking part in workshops organised by a team from the TSB. Year 1 will have their workshop on Wednesday 13th September and Year 2 on Thursday 14th September. Hopefully the children will gain lots of knowledge and understanding of money from these sessions! Please ask them all about what they have learned.
We expect all our children to read every evening and at weekends. In Year 2, 10 minutes should be a minimum but, if your child can't put their book down because they are so engrossed.... let them continue, that's the magic of reading. Please ensure you sign the reading logs to confirm this reading is taking place.
Book we love and would recommend
Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown
The Story of The Tree Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson
Esiotrot by Roald Dahl
The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith
The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch series by Ronda Armitage
Bills New Frock By Anne Fine
Stranger Danger by Anne Fine
The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo
Dolphin Boy by Michael Morpurgo
The Twits by Roald Dahl
Autumn Term Topic
This term Year 2 will be looking at Australia as our main topic. We will be locating Australia, looking at the different territories. We will be learning about what it might be like as a child to live in Australia and compare this with life in the UK. Amazing Australian animals will be studied, to support this we will be visiting Kirkley Hall. We will learn about the landmarks and features of Australia and also find out about its climate.
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Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
Homework will be given out on a Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. At the moment one week will be maths, the next literacy. After Christmas both maths and literacy will be given out weekly.
Please support your child with this as it will help them in school. All work sent home will be to reinforce what we have been doing in class, so should not be too onerous.
New spellings will be given out each Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday. It would be appreciated if you could spend time, daily if possible learning these spellings. It may be useful to learn 3 spellings each day, recapping the previous days spellings as you go along, making the task more manageable.
As you will see from the lists there are weeks when new pattern spelling lists are not given out as the children will be tested on previous weeks' spellings and high frequency words (common words which the children need to be able to spell within writing tasks). This is to ensure retention and will help to consolidate spelling patterns and conventions in preparation for SATs.
Thank you for your support in this.
A fantastic morning has been enjoyed by the children learning all about Remembrance day and the significance of the poppy. For more photographs see the year 2 gallery!