Year 2 Curriculum

                         Year 2 Newsletter

Hello and welcome back after the Easter holidays. We are set to have a very busy Summer term as we prepare for our KS1 SATs! This newsletter gives you an idea of some of the interesting and fun things we will be doing in class. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to come and see me. It is usually best to catch me at the end of the day or arrange a meeting.

Our topics this term

Subject Half Term 1 Half Term 2
Literacy The Pied Piper

Postcard/Letter

Information Book

The Pirate Cruncher

Description

Narrative

Numeracy  Shape

Fractions

Measurement – Length and Height

 Position and Direction

Time

Measurement – Mass, Capacity, Temperature

 

Science Plants Animals
Topic Beat, Band, Boogie Land Ahoy
PE Invasion Games

Dance

Net and Wall

Gymnastics

RE How it is done in Christianity and Islam What happens in a Church/ Mosque?
PSHE Good to be me Changes
Upcoming dates for parents

Key Stage 1 SATs will take place at the end of this half term. In preparation for this, I will be sending home maths questions and some comprehension questions for you to complete in your own time at home with the children. The children will complete one test per day, and we will be holding the majority of the SATs tests in the last week before we break up. Please ensure all children get in to school on time and have a decent breakfast so they are fully prepared.

Homework

The children will be set work to do at home throughout the year to reinforce the literacy, numeracy and topic skills taught in the classroom. Homework is sent home on a Friday and must be returned by Thursday the following week.

PE

PE will be on Thursdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has a PE kit which is kept in school. The PE kit should be a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. On these days, children must have earrings removed and long hair must be tied back. This is part of our PE policy and in line with health and safety. Children without kits will be unable to take part in lessons.

Book Bags

Reading is one of our key priorities in school. We hear children read daily in school but it is reading at home that makes a huge difference to their learning. We encourage the children to read as much as possible at home and we are happy to change reading books as often as your child reads their book. In order for the book to be changed, a comment must be made in the reading diary by an adult. We will send reading records home as soon as they arrive in school.

I look forward to working with your child throughout the year and keeping you updated on the fantastic things we are doing in class. Again, please do not hesitate to come and see me or one of the other members of staff in Year 2 if you have any questions or concerns.

N Dunne

Year 2 Class Teacher and KS1 Lead

Dear parent and carers,

On Thursday, 6 June our wonderful friend and treasured colleague Mrs Sadia Ahmed passed away.

Sadia was the life and soul of our school and she leaves behind a huge hole in the heart of Longsight Community Primary. Sadia was an amazing teacher and her children are a testament to her determination that all our children achieved their potential.

She was a wonderfully kind, open-hearted friend whose sense of humour still make us smile now even while we are all grieving. I know she welcomed all parents with open arms and that you will all miss her as much as we will. Please talk to your children about Mrs Ahmed as I know they may have questions. A book of condolence will be open this week for you to share your messages and memories.

We are heart-broken for the life not yet lived, but grateful for the life she did live. Rest in peace our beloved friend.

Mrs Rukhsana Ahmed and all the staff and friends of Longsight Community Primary.