Teaching Assistant: Miss J Rogers
A very warm welcome to Year 2!
We have got lots of exciting learning opportunities and visits planned for this year. Below I have briefly listed our routines and procedures.
Our Topic this term is….
Out of Africa
As Scientists, we will be investigating what a plant needs to grow. The children will find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. They will plant their own sunflowers in order to observe and describe how seeds grow into mature plants.
As Artists, we will be developing our skills by looking at traditional African art. We will look at print in the environment and recreate some of the beautiful artwork.
As Geographers, we will look at different landscapes and environments in order to discuss how they compare to others. We will also link this to our Science work as we will look at how animals adapt to their environment.
The topic 'Out of Africa' provides plenty of opportunities for reading and writing. This half term we will have a big focus on non-fiction writing in the forms of reports on African Life and African animals. We will also be looking at poetry and letters.
While writing each genre we will have a specific SPaG focus throughout ensuring continuity of spelling and grammar rules.
We will also continue to follow the new Read Write Inc. spelling programme.
During this half term we will continue to follow the Abacus scheme of work in order to ensure continuity and coverage.
Remember on your way to school…
Book bag,and Diary
PE kit, book bag and diary, reading scheme book to change.
Book bag, diary and homework file.
Book bag and diary
PE Kit , Book bag and diary
Remember on your way home…
Homework is regularly sent out every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. Please hand in maths homework in the plastic school bag provided.
There is a list of common exception words that are ‘Nationally’ expected to be learnt throughout Year 2. We are sending this list home for your information and recommend practising reading and spelling a few each week, at your child’s own pace. In addition, in school we will also teach spelling patterns and rules which are sent home each Wednesday in your child's log and learn book.
In Year 2, we want to create a love of reading and children who are motivated to read because they choose books which they are interested in.
This year, your children will have two books to go home with, one will be a free choice book that your child has chosen independently from their colour band box and the other will be a reading scheme book .
This book can be changed at any time by your child or an adult using our colour band boxes located in the reading area.
Reading scheme books
This book aims to challenge your child even further and will be changed every week by Miss Rogers.
Please ensure you hand these in every week on Tuesdays.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit including, a white t-shirt and black shorts on both days. As the weather becomes warmer, children may also need hooded top and trainers/pumps. Long hair must be tied back and earrings need to be taken out prior to the session. For newly peirced ears, plasters or micro pore tape must be provided from home.
Termly Topic Themes
Autumn 1 and 2 – Expelliarmus!
(Harry Potter/ Polar Express)
Spring 1 and 2 – One Giant Step
Summer 1 – Off with their Heads!
Summer 2 – Out of Africa
(Animals and culture)
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Today we went on our trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. We saw lots of amazing animals such as, Lions, Tigers, Lemurs and many more. The day was amazing and enjoyed by all.
Look in our gallery for lots of pictures from the day.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Just a quick reminder about our trip on the 9th June to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Children will need: to arrive at school at the same time as usual, a packed lunch and sensible walking shoes and coat.
The letter is below for any further details.
Easter Homework and Support Tools
Over the Easter holidays we sent home several items to support your child's learning. If there is anything else you require please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you to all the parents that attended our SATs meeting last Wednesday. It was lovely to speak to you all and answer any questions you had.
Below is our powerpoint for any parents that were unable to make the meeting. If there are any further questions regarding SATs please don't hesitate to contact me.
World Book Day
Year Two celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite characters.
Look in our gallery for more pictures.
Our day at the English Institute of Sport
All of Year two went to the EIS on the 7th February to complete a multi skills event. It was a fantastic day which was enjoyed by all the children (and adults!) who attended. The learning from the day will link to Literacy and Science work for the remainder of the half term.
Look in our gallery for more photos!
As part of our 'One Giant Step' topic, we were very lucky to have Captain Darling come in to take us on a Space Adventure and teach us some more amazing facts about Space.
We really enjoyed the day and we cannot wait to continue our learning.
Go to our gallery to see some pictures of our fantastic Space Day!
Year Two went on an exciting trip to Conisbrough Castle. We learnt lots of new facts about castles as well as completing our own game of Quidditch!
Look in our gallery for more photos from our day.
Our Wonderful Classroom
We are very proud of our classroom and the work we produce, look in our gallery for some more pictures of our exciting displays.
This is our lovely new writing area and Literacy working wall for our new topic 'Out of Africa'.
Spring Term 'One Giant Step'
This is our writing area inspired by our new Space topic.
We love using it to write lots of exciting things.
5th June- Back at School
8th June- Class Photos
9th June- Trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park
6th July- Summer Fair
18th July- Key Stage One Sports Day (pm)
21st July- Break up (1.30pm)
Reminder for YWP Trip 08.06.17