We hope that you and your children have had a very enjoyable summer holiday, and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of a new term.
The autumn term is always a busy time for children in Year 2. Our theme for learning this term is SPACE and we are looking forward to our trip to The National Space Centre. In English, we will be sharing stories with a Space theme while also concentrating on spelling, grammar and punctuation (GPS). In Maths, we will be recalling number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 while also securing children’s knowledge of place value, addition and subtraction. In Science, we will be studying ‘Animals including Humans’ exploring how we grow, looking at diet and exercise too and thinking about how Major Tim Peake and other astronauts kept fit and well in Space. In History we are finding out all about Space travel, who Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong were and learning about the first animals on the moon! In Geography we are learning about different environments and we shall travel in an imaginary rocket to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features. We shall also be learning how to draw simple maps.
PE sessions for Year 2 will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times labelled to ensure that it does not get mislaid. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Children in Year 2 receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out on Friday and tested the following Friday. Children are expected to read their reading book every night and they have their Reading Eggs, RM Easimaths and Times tables Rockstars logins too. Also each term a home learning challenge will be given for you and your child to work together creatively.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
Photos from 2017/2018
Year 2 enjoyed a ‘Royal Wedding’ celebration day. We all dressed up in red, white and blue and learnt about a traditional church wedding. We also designed wedding dresses, commemorative mugs and wedding cakes. The school cook made us delicious cake to eat too!
Year 2 have visited Warwick Castle and had a fabulous day. We saw first-hand what a castle really looked like and went in the Great Hall to see the weapons, armour and shields that were used a long time ago. We experienced an Archer shooting arrows, the trebuchet working and birds of prey flying through the air.
In the Kingmaker exhibition we learnt about life long ago and how Knights prepared for battle.
Spyro – the Bearded Dragon came to visit year 2.
Year 2 created fabulous Lighthouses for their home learning.