Year 2

Staff

Teachers

  • Mr Blom – 2B Class Teacher
  • Mrs Mills – 2M Class Teacher

Teacher Assistant

  • Nicola Bryant, Teaching Assistant
  • Rosie Johnson, Teaching Assistant
  • Loraine Smith, Teaching Assistant
  • Caroline Duncan, Teaching Assistant
  • Debbie Faircloth, Teaching Assistant
  • Nita Shah, Teaching Assistant
  • Amanda Gaughan, Teaching Assistant

We hope that you have all had a relaxing half term and are now ready for the challenges of the Spring Term in Year Two.  Thank you for all your support at home last term learning all of those spellings and practicing the Good Times Challenge.   This term we are going to enjoy learning all about our new topic: Intrepid Explorers. Please read this letter carefully as it is designed to give you information about the curriculum this term, some general information and useful dates for your diary.

Year 2 Curriculum

Attached to this letter is a curriculum map, which provides an overview of our learning focus for this half term.  We are studying information texts in English, looking at Polar Lands and other environments in Geography and using magnifiers to explore the world around us in Science.

Spelling Bookmarks and Good Times Challenge Grids

The spelling bookmarks will be continuing this half term.  Each bookmark has key words to learn as well as the spelling pattern that has been learnt that week. The good times challenge grids will continue and we encourage you to practice these with your children.

Reading books and book bag

We hope that you have been enjoying the rich collection of literature that is available to children at school and in local libraries. 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. Please continue to read with your child and share the story together, encouraging your child to talk about what is happening in the pictures, asking questions and predicting what might happen next (see reverse).

Learning at home

Home Learning Grid

Over the term the children have thoroughly enjoyed sharing their homework tasks with the class. It has generated great conversations and inspired creativity!

This week your children will have the new Home Learning Grid. We hope you continue to enjoy reading and choosing different options to complete. We are looking forward to celebrating the children’s different pieces of work as they start to come in over the next few weeks.

Year 2 Spring 1 Home Learning Grid

School Uniform and P.E Kits

Please ensure that your child’s school uniform and P.E kit is clearly labelled. This is particularly important when we change for P.E lessons as various items of clothing often get muddled up or mislaid! Please ensure that your child has a full P.E kit that can be kept in school (T-shirt, shorts and well-fitting plimsolls/trainers). It is also a good idea to keep a spare pair of sock in the P.E bags, especially if your child wears tights to school.

Dates

  • Thursday 7th March – World Book Day (Children dress up as characters from a favourite story)
  • Thursday 14th March – Science Trip to Winchester Science Centre
  • Monday 18th March –  Parent Consultations
  • Thursday 21st March –  Parent Consultations
  • Friday 29th March – 2M cake sale after school 

Class Assemblies

  • 2M: Friday 5th April at 9.15am

Reflection Videos

Autumn Term 2018

 

Summer Term 1 2018

Summer Term 1 2018

Spring Term 2 2018

Spring Term 1 2018

Autumn Term 2 2017

Autumn Term 1 2017