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.
Year 2 is jam packed full of terrific topics which we explore through our core book. Our reading area changes throughout the year to reflect our topic where we recreate the world within our book in our own classroom!
We begin the year by learning about The Great Fire of London and what diary is better to read from than that of Samuel Pepys. We explore extracts from his diary to gain a true understanding and insight of this tragic event in 1666.
In the Spring term we go on a journey and learn about Explorers! We compare two of the greatest explorers there were, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. Our core book ‘A Place to Call Home’ by Alexis Deacon is also about exploring but from the perspective of some rather small and furry characters!
Finally in the Summer term we delve into Castles. Our core book is themed around a magnificent castle and our book corner allows the children to immerse themselves in castle life! We even create castles in D&T as our final project.
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.