A very warm welcome to year 2. We are very much looking forward to the year ahead. We are always available to discuss any concerns and to answer any questions you may have at the end of each day. Please make an appointment with either one of the class teachers if you wish to have a more detailed discussion.
Adults in the classroom
Mrs Hehir - Class Teacher: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.
Mrs Lake - Class Teacher: Thursdays and Fridays.
This half tern out topic is the "Great Fire of London". In the second half of the Autumn Term we will be leaning about India.
We will be learning how to write a range of different texts including narratives, poetry and real events. We will plan our writing, writing down key ideas and new vocabulary. We will check that our writing makes sense and begin to proofread for errors that we can correct ourselves such as full stops and capital letters. We will also be practising our handwriting.
We will be learning how to read and write numbers to 100, the place value of each digit in a two digit number, comparing and ordering numbers and counting in steps of 2,3,5 and 10. We will be using concrete and written methods to add and subtract 1 and 2 digit numbers. Please help your children to learn their 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home.
PE will take place outdoors on a Tuesday with an outside agency ELMES and with class teacher on Wednesdays for indoor gymnastics. PE kit is a plain white or green t shirt with a pair of black or green shorts. In the winter children can wear plain black or green jogging bottoms and a jumper.
Please be on time. Children are expected to read at home alongside an adult. Please let us know how this is going by filling in their reading journals. These are expected to come to school daily. Homework is set on Friday and is due in on Wednesdays. We encourage independence and responsibility in Year 2. We ask children to hand things in on time and to remember their belongings every day. We ask you to support us in this by encouraging them to manage themselves at home and complete as much homework independently as possible.
Please read with your child daily. Homework may consist of a short English and Maths task, times tables practise and spellings. Spellings will be a combination of personalised spellings from the children's writing in their books, spellings linked to the rule we are leaning that particular week as well as some common exception words which the children need to learn by the end of year 2.