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Welcome to Year 2
The staff in Year 2 would like to welcome back all of the children. They have settled in really well in their first week and have really impressed us with how sensible and ready to learn they are.
The staff who will be working with your children are:
2D Mrs Davies (Year Manager and teacher) and Miss Hamilton (Teaching Assistant)
2G Miss Gill (teacher) and Mrs Kaur (Teaching Assistant)
2K Miss Kaur (teacher) and Miss Roberts-Lawlor
What we will be learning this term
Literacy: We will be reading books from the Project X series and developing phonic knowledge and comprehension skills.
We will be writing about Animals in a Non-Chronological Report and Creating a Fact File on a Project X character.
Numeracy: We will be looking at numbers to 100 and the place value of two digit numbers and understanding tens and ones. We will then learn to add and subtract two digit numbers on a number-line and begin to learn the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Science: We will be learning about Living and Non-living things and things that were Once Alive. We will then learn about Animals and their habitats and how they are adapted to survive in those habitats.
ICT: We will start the term looking at E-Safety and how to stay safe using computers. We will then look at using computers to create Pictures and Patterns using Purple Mash applications.
PE: We will be developing our throwing and catching skills and apply these in ball games. Children in 2K will have swimming lessons this Autumn term. Children in 2G will go swimming in the Spring term and children in 2D will go swimming during the Summer Term.
If you have any questions about Year 2, please don't hesitate to ask your child's teacher.
PE in Year 2
These are the times your child will have PE in Year 2
2D: Thursday and Friday (updated from Weds/Thurs)
2G: Monday and Friday
2K: Thursday (Swimming) and Friday
Please make sure your child has their kit ready in school throughout the term, it will be sent home for washing at the end of the half term. All jewellery including earrings should be removed for PE in line with school policy. Thanks for your help with this.
Reading with your child
It can not be over-stated how important reading is for your child's development. Better readers are naturally better writers, and are able to learn more easily, so we would encourage you to read with your child as much as possible.
If you can encourage your child to spend some time every day reading this will make a big difference to how well they do at school, far more than computer games!!
It is also important to not only listen to your child read, but also ask them questions about the book they are reading to check they have understood what they have read.
Some good questions for a fiction text (story) you might ask are:
Who are the characters in the story?
Where is the story set?
How do you think the character feels?
What do you think will happen next in the story? Why?
Who is your favourite character? Why do you like them?
Which new words have you found in the book? What do they mean?
Can you tell me what happened in the book?
If you could change the ending, what would you like to have happened?
What made the characters do what they did?
Who do you think might like this book?
For a non-fiction book (Information book):
Can you tell me an interesting fact you found out in the book?
How is the book organised?
How do the contents page and index work?
Why did you choose this book?
What is this page about?
What new words have you found? How can we find out what they mean?
Talking about the book with your child is as important as listening to them read. Thank you for any time you can give to reading with your child.
It has been lovely to see that most of the new Year 2 children have arrived in the Year group with a smart PE uniform and PE bag.
Could I remind parents who might not know the uniform that children should wear:
* White polo shirt/t-shirt
*Black shorts or leggings
*Trainers (pumps are only allowed indoors- trainers can be worn inside and out)
PE bags need to be kept in school throughout the term and will be sent home for washing at the end of the term.
Jewellery of any kind SHOULD NOT BE WORN for PE. Your child will be asked to remove all jewellery. Earrings can be particularly dangerous if worn in PE, as stated in the school policy:
Parents should be aware that the backs of earrings can cause injury to children when they are participating in active games.
Please remove Jewellery before your child's PE lesson.
All children in Year 2 will go swimming this year as part of the National Curriculum. The children always enjoy their trips to the swimming pool and it is both a fun and important experience for them as they learn to swim.
We would encourage you to help support your child learning to swim by taking them swimming outside of school as this will accelerate their learning and build their water confidence. It's also great fun too!
For swimming your child will need:
*For girls a costume
*For boys swimming trunks (NOT SPORTS SHORTS)- they must be designed for swimming
Children should wear a swimming cap ideally so their hair does not get in their eyes as they swim, particularly those with long hair.
Once again, ALL JEWELLERY MUST BE REMOVED FOR SWIMMING.
In Year 2 children will be asked to complete homework activities as set by their class teacher. This homework will support their work in class and is designed to give the children the opportunity to practise what they are learning as well as involve parents in this learning.
We actively encourage the children to involve parents with this homework, guiding them when they find things challenging, so thank you in advance for your help with this.
Children are likely to bring home activities such as:
Thank you for your support with homework- it does make a big difference.