Year 2

Welcome To Year 2

Staff

Teachers

  • Mrs Mills – 2M

Teacher Assistant

  • Teresa Garland

Welcome Letter Spring 1 2023 for Parents

We hope that you have all had a relaxing holiday and are now ready for the challenges of the Spring Term in Year Two.  Thank you for all your support at home last term supporting your child with practising their spellings. This term we are going to enjoy learning all about our new topics: Polar Explorers and Space Cadets. Please read this carefully as it is designed to give you information about the curriculum this term, some general information and useful dates for your diary.

Spring 1 and 2 Overview 2022 to 2023

Spring 1 and 2 POS 2022 to 2023

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words

Y2 Useful Tools booklet Nelson

Book recommendations_5+ and 7+

Reading

Our goal is to create confident, fluent, independent readers. In Year 2 we will be reading The Snow Queen to support our English teaching as well as researching information books about the Polar Regions. Using VIPERS we will continue to focus on word reading to develop fluency prosody and comprehension skills. VIPERS stands for: vocabulary, infer, predict, explain, retrieve and sequence/summarise. Please continue to share a story together, encouraging your child to talk about what is happening in the pictures, asking questions and predicting what might happen next. If you feel you would like more information about books suitable for Year 2 children, feel free to talk to your class teacher who can provide you with some guidance. (See Below)

Curriculum

Attached to this letter is a curriculum map, which provides an overview of our learning focus for this half term. Our writing focus in English will be information texts and The Snow Queen will be used to continue to develop the children’s creative writing. In addition to this we will be developing their skills to research and write information texts as we explore the Polar Lands in Geography and habitats in science. In maths we will be extending the children’s knowledge to calculate multiplication and division as well as continuing to consolidate their understanding of addition and subtraction. In PE the children will be developing their movement and balancing skills through fitness and yoga lessons.

Homework

Spelling Bookmarks- The spelling bookmarks will be continuing this half term and will be given out on a Friday ready for their quiz the following Wednesday. Each bookmark has key words to learn as well as the spelling pattern to learn. Towards the end of January, the bookmark will start to include an arithmetic quiz. This is a fun activity to encourage your child to calculate number sentences and even develop a challenge where they can time themselves to see how quickly they can work out the answers!

In the coming weeks your child will have the Spring Term Home Learning grid. This continues the school’s policy for home learning by giving the children a variety of different activities for them to complete during the term. They can choose to do any or all of the tasks, at any time, during the spring term. The decision as to which home learning tasks are completed and when, can be discussed between you and your child. The children do not have to do a set number of tasks nor is there a time limit for doing each one. Your child can then share their work with the class and it will be added to the classroom display.

Whilst these activities are not a requirement, they are designed to complement and enrich the children’s learning that has taken place in the classroom

School Uniform and P.E Kits

Please ensure that your child is wearing the appropriate track suit/leggings and their school PE top. On the class PE days children should continue to come to school in their PE kit and wear suitable shoes for PE. It is good practice to make sure all uniform and P.E kit is clearly labelled. This is particularly important for jumpers/cardigans as various items of clothing often get muddled up or mislaid!

2M PE Days – Monday and Wednesday

Update and reminders

Updates and reminders

Morning Routine – Children come into class from 8:40am ready for the days learning.

Snacks – We ask that any snack you send in for break time is a piece of fruit or vegetable. There will also be some fruit provided in class for your child.

Medication – Please can you update the class teacher and school office of any changes to your child’s medication needs.

Key Dates – We very much hope to have:

Friday 27th January 2M Cake Sale 3:10pm 

Thursday 2nd March 2023 – World Book Day

Science Trip to Winchester Science Centre:

Monday 13th March 2023

 Friday 31st  March 2M Assembly 9:30am

We will continue to do our very best to ensure that these dates will go ahead as planned. However, please be aware that things may change at short notice. We appreciate your understanding and continued support.

If you have not already done so and have the time, we would welcome volunteers to help supervise the children on our school trip to the Winchester Science Centre. Please contact the office who can advise you of the necessary documentation required.

Each class has a notice board area on the window that provides important information, such as: cake sales, timetables, trip reminders, ‘special’ days. Information can also be gathered from the office when required.

Reflection Videos

2020-21 Summer

2020-21 Autumn

2020 – Summer

2020-Spring

 

2019-20 – Autumn Term

2018-19 – Summer Term 1

2018-19 – Spring Term 2

2018-19 – Spring Term 1