Welcome to Year Two!

Meet the team

miss-s-gresswell-teacher                               mrs-d-clarke-teaching-assistant                                miss-s-taylor-teaching-assistant

Miss GresswellClass Teacher              Mrs Clarke – Teaching Assistant                Miss Taylor – Teaching Assistant

 

PE Our PE sessions will be on a Thursday. We are going to be playing rounders outside 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 has been very busy this year he has even run a marathon with Miss Gresswell to raise money for Fuel for school. He has loved coming to visit it all of you this year.

Literacy

This term we will be reading The Dark by Lemony Snicket to inspire our writing. We will focus on reading and writing about how to overcome challenges and conquer our fears. The Zoo story will be used to base our letter writing on, we will also be learning about different sentence structures particularly commands, questions and exclamation sentences.

Science

For science this term we will be learning about everyday materials and their uses. We have already tested lots of different materials to see that would make a good umbrella for Paddington. Next we will look at materials that can be recycled and the benefits this could hold for the environment and our planet. Finally we will look at the materials that the houses in the fire of London were built from and decide weather or not these were the best materials for the job.

Topic

Our topic this term is the great fire of London. We will begin by watching horrible histories and creating a display for the classroom. We will then learn about significant people from the time such a Samuel Pepys and Charles II. We will finish the topic by having our own playground fire with a scout leader. You can see our display below.

Maths

This half term we will be making sure that we are secure in our knowledge of all the year 2 essentials.This ensure we are ready for year 3 we will also continue to practice our maths passports everyday.