Year 2 January 2018
Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas!
The children all look very smart in their uniforms once again. Please ensure your children have spare shoes and also warm clothes for outside as the weather remains cold. Could you please make sure all items of clothing are clearly named, as many children wear the same clothing brands?
PE and games will be twice weekly. Netball with Mr Graham will be on Mondays, and will be outside when the weather is fit. Gymnastics will be on Fridays in the hall. Some children do still not have PE kit in school and I do not have spare kits, so please make sure your child has a set please.
Our Topic this term is Polar Regions. We will be learning about the Arctic and the Antarctic. We will be finding out about the landscape, weather, people and many of the animals that live there. We will be learning about expeditions to the poles and famous explorers. Our Science lessons will include learning about insulation, and how ice melts when various things are added to it. We will also study how animals obtain their food, and learn about basic food chains.
Our Read Write Inc phonics scheme will include daily reading, and spelling, as well as continuing phonic skills. Please continue to read with your child as often as you can, if only for a short time. If you have any questions regarding this or other matters please see me at the end of the day.
I am looking forward to another fantastic term with your children!
Year 2 Class Teacher
Welcome back as Year 2 children! I am really looking forward to teaching your children. This year I will be joined by Mrs White, who some children will know from last year. She will be our full time Teaching Assistant.
Our Topic work will cover learning all about the Great Fire of London, and also comparing London then to as it is at present. In English we will begin with some instruction writing, and then using a short novel, Toby and the Great Fire of London, to explore characters and also write our own story based on this book.
We will continue with Read, Write Inc Phonics, Spellings and reading daily. This year there will be a huge focus on reading and also reading comprehension. We will be teaching more guided reading, but will still read with some children individually. Please continue to read and share books at home with your child. They will be awarded a house point if they read with you three times and you sign their book each time.
PE will now be taught twice weekly, with Mr Graham on Monday each week and myself on Fridays. Please ensure your child has kit in school, including trainers and jogging bottoms, jumpers etc as the weather gets colder. We will be taking the children outside whenever possible. It is part of the curriculum and the children will take part unless we have requests from parents not to.
Finally, we have been given super new water bottles by the PTA. Please ensure your child brings their bottle in daily as we are not able to supply hygienic cups in large quantities for drinks.
I am sure we are going to have an amazing year!
Year 2 Teacher and Key Stage 1 leader.
Pleasae download the topic web here