Welcome back to Year 2
We hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday and feel well rested and eager to take on another term of work.
Topics This Term
Our Learning Journey in Term 3 is
English – we will be using the books Ice Trap, The Great Explorer and The Emperors egg to help us with our writing.
Maths – money, multiplication and division, statistics and shape.
Computing – we will be looking at e-safety and how to stay safe online.
Science – looking at materials.
Art – developing our drawing skills.
Geography – Continents Hot and cold areas of the world
History – learning about the life of Ernest Shackleton.
PSHE – Dreams and goals.
RE – Passover Judaism.
Outdoor Learning and PE
Every Thursday afternoon we will have either PE with Mr Anderson or Outdoor Learning with Mrs Dyke. Please see previous letter for dates of these for this term.
On these days Mr Anderson and Mrs Dyke will be seeing the children out of the door at the end of the day.
Please make sure that your child has a complete PE kit in school all the time. This should consist of:
- A white T Shirt
- Black or Blue shorts
- Black Plimsoles
- Black or Blue Jogging bottoms in colder weather
Please Help Us
Please ensure that everything is named clearly. This includes uniform, P.E. kit, water bottles and lunch boxes.
The spelling list will be coming home weekly on a Friday. This will be tested on the following Friday. Please help your child to learn these.
Reading at Home
Please read with your child at home. Ask your child questions about what they have just read. It is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.
Please record when you read at home on their reading record card, with the date, title of the book and a comment (which can be as long or as short as you like!) This must be written by an adult.
It is now the children’s responsibility to come in and change their own book if they have read it. Please remind them to do this as they come in.
Reading records are collected in every Friday, merits and a special stamp are awarded if they have read at least 3 times.
Each class has a display of 10 apples that the children can work their way around. When they read at home on 3 different days in the week, they can move on to the next apple. A book of their choice will be presented to your child when he/she reaches apple number 10, in our Special Mentions assembly. The children will also earn a sticker that will go towards winning a trophy.
Special Mentions Assembly
Every other Friday afternoon is Special Mentions Assembly. Four certificates per class are handed out to children that have worked particularly hard during the weeks. If your child is going to receive one of these awards they will be given a slip on a Thursday.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Boddy, Mrs Marchant & Mrs Mans
(The Year 2 Teaching Team)