Welcome to Year 2!
We had a great day outdoors today!
We spent the whole day outside doing outdoor learning, from maths to science investigations and art.
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
Spring Term Topic
This term Year 2 will be looking at CRACKING IDEAS - INVENTORS as our main topic. We will be looking at George Stephenson, inventor of the public railway, Joseph Swan and Charles Babbage.....do you know what these people invented? Can you do some research to find out?
We will be inventing our own magnetic winding mechanism/game as part of our DT focus this term.
Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let you Teacher know!
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
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!
As part of our RE curriculum we have been learning about Hinduism. We had fun learning about the puja and acting this out.....for pictures see our gallery!
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 spelling lists are not given out as the children will be tested on previous weeks' spellings. 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.