Year 2 newsletter Aut 1 2022
Class 2 Newsletter
Welcome to our Y2 class. Mrs Hall is the class teacher on Monday and Tuesday. She will also take the class on a Wednesday and Thursday morning. Mrs Ward will teach the class for the remaining days.
Together we will do the best possible job we can to make sure that your children are always learning, laughing and growing together.
Please help your child to remember to bring their reading record, and reading book to school in their book bag every day. The children will bring home a reading book linked closely to their phonics progression. We will make sure that your child reads to an adult regularly throughout the week. The children will also bring home a book talk bag which contains one of our specially selected books to read together and some activities to complete upon reading. These will ensure that your child is being exposed to a wide range of books by lots of excellent authors and will support your child in developing a love of reading. During school the children will also take part in guided reading sessions and will bring these books home. It is really important that you make the time to read with your child every day at home, so that they can practise the skills that they are learning in school and become confident, fluent readers.
This year spellings will be taught and practised in school.
This term the children will be looking at woodland stories and focusing on characters and settings resulting in creating a story of their own. Grammar and punctuation will be embedded throughout. Alongside this learning, the children will be practising their handwriting. There will be a focus on making sure letters are formed correctly and are of the correct size.
After fiction writing we will move on to writing information texts about woodland animals.
This term we will be looking at place value, addition and subtraction. Towards Christmas we will be moving on to shape work.
Class 2 will participate in times tables quizzes. By the end of year 2 children need to be secure with their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We also encourage learning other times tables as well when these are secure which includes answering out of order, at speed and the division facts. Doodle tables and Doodle maths are really useful for practising these at home.
We have an exciting term planned with the overall topic of ‘Into the Wild and how we used to live’.
Our science focus will be animals and their habitats, where we will be investigating microhabitats and minibeasts. We will also be looking at woodland animals, food chains and habitats.
In Geography we will be looking at what makes up the United Kingdom, including physical and human features found in each country.
In art we will be focusing on developing our drawing skills, eventually using these to sketch owls.
In history we will be looking at shops and shopping in the past. We will be focusing on the way we used to live and what shops and shopping was like in Ashby from the 1930’s to the present day.
Within computing we will be learning how to present our work, how to be safe when using technology and use block graphs and branching databases.
Alongside the class teaching the children’s practical skills, problem solving, language and focus will be constantly challenged in the classroom during our continuous provision.
A homework grid will be given to the children and also on the website on the class 2 homework page. Children will be able to choose the piece of homework they do each week and choose how they would like to present it. Please help your child to remember to bring it into school every Monday. Homework is important as the children are practising skills taught in class.
The children should also aim to complete 10-15 minutes each day on Doodle maths.
Monday and Wednesday.
Please make sure your child comes to school in the appropriate P.E kit on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Forest schools will usually be on a Thursday afternoon. Keep an eye on diary dates and text messages for any changes.
It is almost certain that the children will have fun and get muddy!
Please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing and footwear for this. If they fail to bring the appropriate kit they will not be able to take part.
Clothes that cover arms and legs, as there are often tall grasses and nettles to contend with. Please ensure that your child always has waterproofs, as forest school will go ahead in the rain.
Waterproof footwear such as Wellies or walking boots.
Hats, gloves and scarves for winter, hats and sun cream for summer.
Finally, if you have any questions or concerns please contact the office at present.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs Hall and Mrs Ward