Welcome to Year Two!

Meet the team

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Miss GresswellClass Teacher              Miss Mitchell-Class Teacher              Miss Patterson-Teaching Assistant

 

PE Our PE sessions will be on a Monday. We are going to be practicing gymnastics this half term.

Homework

A homework task for maths and spelling will be sent out each week on a Friday, this is expected to be returned the following Thursday. These tasks will link to what we have been doing in class that week. Reading books are sent home every day and we would really appreciate parents signing the reading log every night after you have heard your child read. Parents help with homework is extremely valuable as it will provide your child with the best support alongside the teaching in class.

Base Groups

The children will continue in their BASE group from Year 1. It is important that they are green in all areas to contribute to the success of their group. The children can collect BASE points for their team by displaying green behaviours. A new special BASE point has also been introduced this year.

Paddington Bear

Paddington is our class mascot and will join the children for Miss Gresswell’s circle time everyday and will be going home on Fridays with someone who has impressed him during the week. We also have a new class mascot who is part of Miss Mitchell’s circle times. This mascot will soon be named by the class.


Literacy

This term we will be reading Zoo by Anthony Browne to inspire our writing. We will focus on reading and writing about the animals and creating stories and fact files biased on the characters in the story. The Zoo story will be used to base our letter writing on, we will also be learning about different sentence structures particularly questions and statements.

Science

For science this term we will be learning about animals including humans. We will be learning about life cycles and the different stages of growing up for a range of animals. We will also think about the needs of humans and how health choices and hygiene can help humans to stay healthy.

Topic

Our topic this term is who am I humans? Through this topic we will be studying the history of space travel and humans in space. The children voted for a space themed classroom last year so this fits well with their lovely ideas. You can see our space book corner below.

Maths

This half term we will be looking at understanding place value, counting in 2s,5s,3s and 10s. We will also begin to look at addition right up to 2-digit add 2-digit numbers. The children will be continuing to practice their maths passports everyday to improve their mental arithmetic.