Welcome to Year 2!
Miss Wall is our Year 2 class teacher and Mrs Wadlow is our teaching assistant.
Our topic this term is 'Land Ahoy!'
This term we are going to be thinking about different aspects of the sea, including looking at HMS Titanic, Grace Darling and Pirates! We will be ordering events and comparing life in the past compared to ours today. We will also be looking at treasure maps and talking about what each of the different symbols represents, as well as using our art skills to create our own pirate flag! We will discover a message in a bottle and think about what it would be like to be trapped on a desert island, writing our own letter to send out to get people to save us from our desert island!
In English we will be creating our own desert island and writing a non-chronological report using facts about it. We will explore the key features and words and understand their purpose. We will also be looking at the children's story of Peter Pan and exploring the characters and settings. We will retell the story by sequencing events.
In Maths we will be recapping some of our learning from the whole of Year 2 to get us ready for Year 3! We will look at many different aspects including the four operations, statistics, measure, position and time so we are really confident with our understanding.
HomEWORK AND HOME READING
It is our aim to provide regular homework, which prepares your child for an activity, reinforces work in class or gives the opportunity to develop essential skills through open-ended exploration on a particular theme. It will also give you the opportunity to see what your child is currently learning in school and become involved in this.
Homework is set on a THURSDAY and is due in the following TUESDAY. Our homework will be set online each week for your child to complete and will be a file uploaded that will require you to complete a task online.
Pupils are expected to read at least 3 times a week. Each child will be given 3 reading books on a FRIDAY and these are to be returned the following FRIDAY to be changed. A reading record will be given to record your child's reads and to make any comments about what they have read.
P.E. is on a FRIDAY. Children are to come to school in their P.E. kits and remain in them throughout the day. P.E lessons are often outside, so please make sure that pupils have the appropriate clothing!
Forest School is alternate THURSDAYS, starting every first Thursday of a new term. Children are to come to school in their Forest School clothes (but normal shoes) and remain in them all day. Please ensure the children are wearing old jeans and a long-sleeved top and have wellies in a bag to change into.