Year 2 Newsletter

Hello and welcome back after the Christmas holidays. We are set to have a very busy Spring term and the children have come back to school with lots of enthusiasm for learning, which is wonderful. 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 Dragon Machine

Story writing based upon model text

Major Glad, Major Dizzy

Recount of historical events based upon model text

 

Numeracy Money

Multiplication and Division

Statistics

 Shape

Fractions

Science Living things and their habitats Living things and their habitats
Topic Towers, Tunnels and Turrets Beachcombers
PE Tag Rugby

Gymnastics

Tennis

Dance

RE Islam

Prayer at home Does praying at regular intervals help a Muslim in his or her everyday life?

Easter – The Resurrection Salvation How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after his crucifixion?
PSHE Going for Goals Relationships
Upcoming dates for parents

Key Stage 1 SATs will take place throughout the month of May. In preparation for this, there will be a workshop for parents on 7th February at 8.30am. We are also going on our first school trip this half term to Houghton Tower in Preston. The date of the trip will be confirmed next week. We will be leaving school as soon as we have completed the register so please ensure you get to school on time. We are very excited.

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. The children will now start to receive extra homework to help with times tables and quick recall in maths.

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.

O Barrett

Year 2 Class Teacher