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.
For the first half of the Spring Term our topic will be a Geography focus as we investigate our local area by using maps, planning routes and identifying various features of our local landscape. Linked to this we will also be creating art work in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. During the second half of the Spring Term we will begin to look at the history of our local area as we research what life was like in Walkden 100 years ago. As part of this work we will be visiting Walkden Library on Monday 24th February to look at all of the old maps and photographs which they have.
Class Assembly Date -
Friday 28th February
Class Charity Update -
Thank you all for purchasing tickets, photographs and DVD downloads of our Nativity 'A Midwife Crisis'. On Thursday 6th February a representative from our class charity 'Guide Dogs' will be coming into Year 2 for us to present them with the money that we have raised. They will also be bringing a working Guide Dog with them and the children will be using pre written questions to find out more about our chosen charity and the work that they do.
* 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 Wednesday. 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