Welcome to Year 2-2019/20
Welcome to the Year 2 webpage which will be updated throughout the year with our class curriculum and news, updates and photographs of the exciting things that we have been getting up to.
During the Autumn Term our topic will be a Geography focus which requires us to compare our country to that of a contrasting locality and this year we will be comparing England to Africa, and in particular, Kenya. As part of our topic and to enrich the learning experience for the children and African drumming and dance company will be coming to spend the day with us. A letter with all the details of this will be sent home. Our topic also provides vast opportunities for writing and we will be using texts such as Handa's Surprisa, The Ugly Five and Lila and The Secret Rain as a basis for our writing.
Class Assembly Date -
Friday 11th October
* Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and returned on a Tuesday. Homework will be predominately Maths at the beginning of the year and will link directly to the work that the children have been completing in class that week, although some of it may be consolidation of previous learning. As the year progresses the children will bring home grammar and comprehension tasks and also SATs style questions to support them in preparing for their SATs tests in May.
* Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and tested the following Friday. It is crucial in Year 2 that your children learn their spellings in order for them to reach end of year expectations. Weekly spellings can be accessed via Spelling Shed. Your child's login details can be found in their reading planner. Lists of all Year 1/2 spellings which they will be tested on can be found at the bottom of this page.
* P.E. lessons will be on Tuesday and Thursday. If your child wears earrings they will need to be removed by yourself or them prior to the sessions. Children are unable to participate when wearing earrings or any other kind of jewellery.
* Reading books need to be in school every day. Your child will read of specific days each week both individually and as part of Guided Reading sessions. Please ensure that your child reads at least 4 times at home each week and that this is recorded in their planner.
We are very much looking forward to working with your child during their time in Year 2. If your ever have an questions and queries, please do not hesitate to ask.
Mrs Sharrock and the Year 2 Team