Spring (1) 2020
Welcome back I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year.
Just a reminder to label coats, jackets and any other school uniform. As the weather changes the children may want to bring in labelled with names hats, gloves and scarves.Thank you for your support.
P.E. will be on a Friday and we will start our first lesson 10th January. Please make sure your P.E. kit is in for this date. Thank you.
The children will get changed into black shorts, black pumps and white t-shirt. Please can names be put P,E. kits to make it easier for the children to make sure they have their kit back in their bag. Thank you.
Homework will be sent on a Monday/ Tuesday if an INSET day and returned the following Monday of each week. If the children complete the homework before the Monday they are more than welcome to hand it in beforehand.
We will be doing various reading opportunities throughout the week in school from guided reading, shared reading, comprehension reading and individual reading. Each child will read in school every day. The children will be given their own individual reading book and reading log to take home to share. The children will now have three books to take home.
1. A reading book matched to their phonics.
2. A Read Write Inc book which will be the book they have been reading in school matched to their phonics that they have read at least three times in school.
3. Any book that they choose. This can be a book they have previously enjoyed, read before, a chosen library book or a book that they want to read with you. The children can change these books as often as they like and will be promoted to choose independently.
All pupils have had the opportunity to create a Rock Star maths avatar in school. The pupils can use the times table rockstars programme both at home and in school. This is a programme we launched last year for Y2 - Y6 to help the children with their times tables. A note for parents that the calculations show both the multiplication and division facts.
The maths link below (Hit the Button) has a variety of interactive games that the children can play to help learn and improve their recall of maths facts.
Our topic this term will focus on 'Uses of materials'. We will learn the purpose and use of everyday materials. The pupils will be encouraged to describe materials so the following vocabulary maybe useful.
flexible, waterproof, absorb, wood, plastic, glass, brick, paper, fabric, cardboard, metal, rubber, shiny, hard, bendy.
For history this half term we will begin with learning about the life and works of Florence Nightingale. The children will learn about how this significant individual brought about changes that affect modern day nursing practice.
Year 2 Class Teacher
Year 2 Teaching Assistant