Autumn Term in Year 2!
We’re so pleased to welcome you all to the first half term in year 2.
We will open the unit door at 8:45 each morning and our day will start at 8:55. Children are encouraged to walk up the steps from the KS1 playground by themselves in the morning as they did last year. We will be at the top of the steps to greet them. Our day finishes at 3:15. If you need to let us know about any changes to collection arrangements please email us or use the small whiteboards on the outside of the classroom window. In the afternoon we will leave school via the front pedestrian gate. Please wait for us on the pavement.
Our first Cornerstones project is ‘Towers, Tunnels and Turrets’ which focuses on developing our historical knowledge of castles and comparing towers, tunnels and bridges in Geography. We will also be working as designers to consider purpose and structure before we build and test our own constructions!
Reading is still an important part of our day and over the coming weeks we will introduce daily guided reading sessions alongside individual reading throughout the week. Our class novel is ‘The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me’ by Roald Dahl. Please continue to read at home as much as possible and talk about and enjoy books with others. Please bring your reading book and reading diaries to school daily.
As writers, we will be learning and innovating a journey story – ‘Billy the Brave Knight’. We will be learning about the features and structure of a journey story and will continue to reinforce our ‘every time’ toolkit for writing; these are the things we need to remember to do every time we write. (To use punctuation, finger spaces, neat handwriting and to spell common words correctly.)
As mathematicians, we will learn about place value for numbers between 10 and 100 and calculations within 20. To help at home, please practise counting on and back in ones from 10 to 20, making sure to say ‘teen’ clearly, then in tens to and from 100 noticing the difference with the ‘ty’ sound.
Our PE will be on a Wednesday for the first half and we will be taking part in Relax Kids sessions in the hall. Please make sure PE kits are in school ready and please make sure water bottles are in school everyday too.
If the weather remains warm, please apply sun screen before school and bring a (named) sun hat.
Please check the Home Learning section of our website every Friday so you can practise your spellings and mental maths ready for the test the following Friday. Don’t forget to also have a look at the class blog, where photos and learning are uploaded each week.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you have any questions, messages or anything to celebrate. It’s great to hear from you.
We’re really looking forward to enjoying many outside learning opportunities for as long as the warmer remains with us!
Miss Maitland and Mrs Clark