Welcome to Year 2!
We have a superb team in Year 2. Mrs Kernan teaches 2K, Miss Potter teaches 2P and Miss Drew and Mrs Field teach 2DF. We are lucky to have Mrs Lock, Mrs Kempson and Mr Bond working with us in Year 2 this year. Our wonderful teaching assistants are: Miss Carr, Mrs White, Mrs Upstone and Miss Bensley. If you need to speak to us for a quick chat then please feel free to pop in at the start of the day. If you have a query requiring more than just a quick chat then please ask for an appointment with us and we will be happy to find a suitable day and time for you that does not clash with after school club and meetings.
Autumn Term 2017
This term our topic is ‘A Healthy Lunch’. We will be reading lots of The Lighthouse Keeper stories about Mr Grinling and his wife, who has to make Mr Grinling’s lunch every day. The children will have the chance to come up with their own healthy lunch stories and instructions inspired by Mr Grinling. In science we will be learning about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and we will be thinking about how Mr Grinling can be the healthiest lighthouse keeper possible!
We will also be very busy in other areas of the curriculum, including some fun art days and studying plants in science. As well as this, we look forward to the things we have planned for Autumn Term 2 including our ‘Post Office and Letters’ topic and some fun Christmas festivities. Please see the Curriculum Overview link below for more details.
Please note that all 3 classes have PE on Mondays and Thursdays. Please make sure your child has the correct PE kit in school, including jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt/jumper/fleece. Also please ensure hair is tied up and earrings are removed or covered in tape. We have 30 of the same kits in each class so we would really appreciate it if all uniform and PE kit was named. We have permanent markers in school that you are welcome to borrow. Thank you in advance for your help with this.
Each child will have an individual reading book which they will read both at home and at school. In year 2, most of the teaching of reading occurs in lessons or in Guided Reading sessions. This is where the teacher sits with a group of 6 children and teaches strategies for reading and ensures understanding of the book through questioning and making predictions. Individual children are also listened to at this time. This is a very effective method of working but does mean that your child will not be heard read from their individual reading book every day. Classroom assistants and volunteers do hear children read regularly but the individual books will be most valuable if your child is heard to read at home for a few minutes each day and the book is discussed with them. You are invited to make comments about your child’s reading in the Reading Diary but please refrain from using green pen. When your child has finished their reading book, they can put it in the ‘Change Book Box’. This box will be out in the classrooms on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please remember that your child can also read any book or magazine from home, especially if they have finished their school book and are waiting for it to be changed.
Children are expected to practise weekly spellings at home as well as reading as often as possible. The children will have their spelling test every Friday. We will be introducing new Home Learning Books to set some exciting homework tasks. We look forward to seeing your creative Home Learning and will be able to share some of the books in our Home Learning Celebration assemblies.