Autumn Term in Year 2!
We’re so pleased to welcome you all to the first half term in year 2.
Our day starts at 8.55 but you can arrive at school anytime from 8:40 and our day finishes at 3:15. 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. 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 ‘Movers and Shakers’ which focuses on historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.
Reading is still an important part of our day and for most children this will continue as the Little Wandle reading sessions started in year one. For others, there will be a move to weekly 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 portal story – ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ We will be learning about the features and structure of a portal 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 addition and subtraction strategies for one and two digit numbers. 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. Please also ensure all belongings are labelled with your child’s name.
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 Knight and Mrs Clark