Year 2 / Blwyddyn 2
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Blwyddyn 2 / Year 2
Year 2 Teacher: Mrs Coley
TA: Mrs Jardine
PPA: Miss Miles
I hope you have had a lovely time over the summer and I am sure you are now ready to start the new school year, so welcome to Year 2.
Here are important reminders and information about the children’s day and what they will need.
School day: School starts at 9am and ends at 3:10pm, children will be dismissed on to the same yard as children enter in the morning. Breakfast club is available from 8.15am and after school club is available for children who wish to attend. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you would like more information.
Fruit/Drink: Fruit is available for the children; fruit costs £1 a week or 20p a day. We kindly ask that fruit money for the week is brought into school on a Monday in an envelope with your child’s name, year group and amount clearly labelled on it. Children will have milk everyday however, children are able to bring their own water bottles to school. Please ensure bottles are filled with water only.
Dinner: Dinner money for the week should be brought to school on a Monday in an envelope with your child’s name, year group and amount clearly labelled on it. Any money that is not in a clearly labelled envelope / money bag will not be accepted.
P.E: Year 2 will have PE on a Tuesday; your child will need a t-shirt and shorts / joggers and suitable footwear to change into. Some P.E lessons will take place outside so please ensure that your child has suitable clothing. Please make sure that your child’s name is on their P.E clothes and school clothes for when they are changing. If your child is unable to participate in a P.E lesson please speak to me or send a note with reasons why into school.
Book bags and reading: Book bags will be sent home daily with reading records and reading books or sound work. Book bags and reading records need to be returned to school daily. Reading with your child is very important; we would encourage you to comment and sign the record book.
Homework: Homework books will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned on Monday. Homework will be sent weekly with an alternate focus on language work and number work.
Letters: This year we will be sending letters and information home via SCHOOP. If you have not already downloaded SCHOOP please download from Google play or apple app store. The school code is: 7749.
As part of the Foundation Phase Curriculum children are encouraged to be independent learners. They are encouraged to try as many activities as possible. This independence begins once your child enters the school, therefore, we ask that you leave your child enter the school building independently. We apologise in advance if your child comes home ‘messy’, this will be because they have been actively involved in their learning. Some activities may take place outside so please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing.
We thank you for your continued support which gives your child the best possible education. If you feel that you have any qualities, skills or resources that would benefit your child’s learning environment please speak to a member of staff in the Foundation Phase.
Finally, if you have any questions or concerns please come and see me, I am always available to talk to you. I look forward to working with you this year and following and encouraging your child’s learning journey.
Thank you, Mrs Coley
Autumn Term 2018
This term we will be learning about…
Number and place value - estimating
Addition and subtraction – addition pairs and number bonds
Mental multiplication and division – doubling numbers to 20-100
2D shapes – sorting shapes and their properties
Basic line symmetry
Sorting using Venn and Caroll diagrams
Place value in 2 digit numbers, ordering and comparing
Counting on and back
Problem solving in all areas – working systematically
This term we will be learning…
Read Write Inc sounds and words to develop spelling strategies
Pie Corbett style to create a series of events / recount using role play
To create a booklet to present information on a chosen topic
To write a letter
To make a poster to persuade the reader
Rhyming words through poetry and write a free verse
Grammar, spelling and punctuation rules.
This half term we are taking a trip to the past to discover what life was like at the time when we were born.
We will learn:
How babies change and grow over time
About our childhood
About objects from the past to help us remember about special times
About our family and share happy memories
How objects from the past were used
Songs and games from the past.
- Homework will be given out on a Friday and it is to be completed by Wednesday please.
- Reading books every day.
- Spelling will be given out on a Monday and there will be a spelling test on the words on Friday.
- Don't forget coats in the cold weather.
- Fruit money (£1.00 per week).
- Dinner money to be brought in on Monday.
- P.E. is on Tuesday (Please try to bring in a PE kit).