Welcome to Year 2!
As the new school year begins, the children are already settling into Year 2 and their new classroom quickly. It is lovely to see them return to their learning full of enthusiasm for the year ahead.
We have a great team of staff in Year 2. Mrs Franklin is the full time class teacher and we welcome Ms Feltwell, who will be covering PPA time on a Tuesday afternoon. Mrs Crocker will support the children in the mornings and on 2 afternoons and Mrs Ward will be working with us every afternoon.
Here is just a selection of the interesting things we will be doing or learning about during Year 2.
Katie Morag, Time, Pitch and Volume, Space, Money, Amazing Journeys, Throwing and Catching, Castles, Knights and Dragons, Festivals, Ourselves, Healthy Eating, Relationships, Plants and Animals, The Great Fire of London, Dance, Shapes,Computers, Habitats, Feelings, Changing Materials, Christianity and other religions…..and the list could continue!
We also have all our English and Maths skills to hone and perfect as well. We will spend plenty of time on phonics and we are continuing to use the Power Maths scheme familiar with the children for maths learning.
We will continue learning and teaching using the ‘carousel’ approach familiar with the children from Year 1, meaning that the children will normally complete activities which are either literacy or numeracy based in the mornings. The children will spend some of the time working with an adult each day and some time working independently. Topic, Science and most other subjects are usually in the afternoons but we try to use links between subjects whenever appropriate.
Our topic for the first half term has a geography bias based on the Katie Morag story books. In the second half term it will have a more historical theme using the topic of The Great Fire of London. Please see the Curriculum News document for more details of the learning planned for this term.
Some Practical Points
PE (Games outside)
Please send in:
Words for writing
Reading books and reading records
Library books (fortnightly)
PE (Gymnastics inside)
Reading books, records, home learning, words for writing go home.
Library books go home (fortnightly)
If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to make an appointment through the office or send an email to email@example.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible. It is important that the children are happy in school in order to make good progress so please do communicate with us.
I am looking forward to a fantastic year with your children.
“Working together to be the best we can.”