Children in this class are aged between and 6 and 7 years of age.
Teachers: Class 3 - Miss Borrell & Class 4 - Mrs Jolleys
Teaching Assistant: Miss Potter & Miss Burrows
Year 2 is an important year for it is the year when children should become competent and confident in all areas, but particularly in reading, writing and maths. We will be working hard learning new skills and then applying them across all their lessons.
Our topic this half term is Towers and Turrets. Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer’s aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower then meet Rapunzel who lives in a tall, tall tower. Let’s build a brand new one… Whose is the tallest? Can you measure it?
Watch out for the angry troll underneath…he likes to gobble up little girls and boys! Make sure your bridge is sturdy enough to take the weight and get us safely to the other side.
And finally…meet three little pigs who need your help to build a strong fortress. Inside its strong walls they’ll be safe from the big, bad wolf! No huffing and puffing will blow your fortress down!
In maths we will continue to work on our addition and subtraction skills along with learning how to multiply using our multiplication facts and we will learn to use arrays. This half term we will be practicing telling the time, measuring using mm, cm and meters and also recognizing money. Please help us at home by quizzing children and discussing their learning.
Homework will be sent out every Thursday and is expected to be returned the following Monday (or earlier). Homework returned on time will earn children You’ve Been Spotteds and points. Children that do not return homework on time will be required to complete the homework in their own time. Homework will consist of maths practice and spelling practice.
PE will take place on Monday afternoons. PE Kits must be in school on the first day of term and they must remain in school for the whole term. All jewellery, including earrings, must be removed (covering with a plaster is not allowed). All children must take part in PE and forgetting kit twice or more will result in lunch time detentions.
Reading Books must be in school every day and will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Children are expected to read at home daily – can you please make sure reading records are dated and signed each time you read at home. At the back of each book are the learning opportunities for the level of book your child is on.
Our 'Author of the half term' is Rhonda Armitage. Rhonda is best known for her stories about the Lighthouse Keeper. Her books are illustrated by her husband David Armitage. Learn more about Rhonda and her books here https://www.rondaarmitage.co.uk/. We will also be reading a variety of books by Tom Fletcher and Quentin Blake.