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 Tuesday. We are going to be practicing football 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 circle time everyday and will be going home on Fridays with someone who has impressed him during the week.

Literacy

This term we will be reading about WW1 using stories by Michael Morpurgo to inspire our writing. We will focus on reading and writing creating stories and applying our grammar knowledge. In the lead up to Christmas we will be Looking at the story Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs we will use this to base letter writing an instructional writing on.

Religious Education.

in R.E. we will be looking at special days. We will start by studying Diwali then we will look at advent and Christmas around the world. We will compare and contrast the way these celebrations are done in different christian countries.

Topic

Our topic this term is what a wonderful world. Through this topic we will be studying the names of continents and oceans around the world. The children will the do some local geography studies and finally we will compare our local area to a small community in Kenya. We have started the topic by making playdough globes to help us understand where different continents are.

Maths

This half term we will be looking at multiplication and division. We will be focusing on the 2,3,5 and 10 times tables. The children will also be continuing to practice their maths passports everyday to improve their mental arithmetic.