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Year 2

Hello and welcome to Year 2!

 

We hope everyone had a wonderful half-term and you are all ready for more learning challenges in Year 2.

 

 

Year 2 Curriculum.

 

This half term we will study The Great Fire of London.  We are going to share a learning day with another local school to try to bring the 'history off the page' for the children.  I am sure this will be a day of exciting activities for the children and more information will follow. In Science we will look at the different habitats of different creatures.

 

Other Useful Information

 

PE

Games is now on a Monday morning and we are looking forward to learning with a PE coach.  On Thursday we will have gym. Please ensure kits are in school every day though. 

 

 

Reading Books

Reading books will come home on a Wednesday.  Please return reading books and reading records to school each Wednesday to be changed.  The children will have a mix of books that are either new to them or will have already been read at school.  Please do record every time your child reads with you. The reading records will be returned on a Thursday.  A sticker will be placed in the book if a child has read aloud 4 or more times that week and a certificate will be given after 10 stickers are earned in Year 2. Please do take the opportunity to talk about the story with your child. Comprehension of the text is as important as reading the words so please ask them questions about the plot, characters and why things happened.

 

Library

Our class library slot is on a Thursday so please return any books on a Thursday so that your child may choose two more books to enjoy each week. 

 

Words for Writing and Home Learning

A list of words will come home on a Friday for the spellings to be learnt for a test on the following Thursday.  Most lists will be based on a phonic pattern with the aim being for the children to learn the phonic patterns as well as the words.  A second piece of home learning will also come home on a Friday to be returned the following Thursday.  This will usually be maths or english but could be any subject.

 

First Half term daily reminder

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PE Games                                 

Reading books and

Reading records to school

Library books

Home Learning to school

Spelling test day

PE - Gym

Home learning sent home

New spellings sent home

 

 

Snacks and water bottles

Please provide a snack for your child to eat in the morning and bear in mind that we would like this to be a healthy option of fruit or vegetables.  The children will still be given a healthy snack each afternoon so there is no need to provide an afternoon snack.  Please also send in a water bottle for use in the classroom which is separate to the bottle in their lunch box. Please do not send in any nut products in lunch boxes or as a snack.

 

Bookbags

We would really appreciate it if your child could have a school book bag to bring all their home learning, spellings and books to and from school.  We like the book bags to go in drawers in the classroom so that the children do not need to go to the cloakroom to collect things.  

 

Please do ensure that everything is named.  We will do our best then to try to reunite any lost property with it's rightful owner!

 

If you have any questions to concerns please do not hesitate to make an appointment or catch us on the playground at the end of the day.

 

We are looking forward to working with your children and having a wonderful year.

 

Mrs Franklin and Mrs Harper.

 

'Working together to be the best we can.'

 

 

 

Phonics and Reading Evening Presentation - November 2018

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