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 first topic will be ‘Land Ahoy’ where the children will have the opportunity to learn all about Captain James Cook and his historical expeditions. We will then look at the life of a Pirates, the oceans, seas and continents they travelled, how to use a map and what is important when choosing the best boat for a pirate crew. This will be an amazing, colourful topic and we are very excited to be teaching it.
In Maths, we are working on our number and place value skills which will include looking at numbers up to 100. We will also be building on our addition and subtraction skills. After this we will move on to money and then start learning how to multiply and divide.
We will be voting in our class School Council representatives during Autumn term.
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 times tables 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/