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Year 2

Year 2 - Term 4

 

Year 2 Staff

  • Teachers - Mr Rayner, Mrs Claridge, Mr Whiddington & Miss Reid
  • LSAs - Mrs Hogg, Mrs Ashwin, Mrs Driscoll, Mr Gonzalez, Mrs Katuszka, Mrs Pomphrey, Mrs Saeed, Mrs Hibbitt.
  • PE Teachers - Mr Boon & Mr Evans

 

Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

As a proud 'Rights Respecting School' we learn about the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Our class charters set out what both adults and children must do to ensure children can enjoy their rights.

 

Welcome back to Term 4! We hope you had an enjoyable break!

 

Term 3 & 4's Geography themed enquiry is called 'How are all forests the same?'. The children will learn about the world's continents and oceans, the location of the Equator and how climates vary around the world. They will study and compare a number of forests around the world including The Amazon Rainforest and the Daintree Rainforest to name a few!

 

Please see the Year 2 Term 4 Medium Term Plan which details the learning taking place in all subjects.

 

Key Dates

Other events taking place this term include:

  • Wednesday 27th March - Class Photos
  • Thursday 28th March - INSET Day

 

PE

All children will need a PE kit consisting of:

  • White T-Shirt
  • Black/Navy Shorts/Tracksuit Bottoms/ Leggins/ Skorts
  • Trainers/Daps 

 

This year, our PE days will be on the following days.

  • 2W - Tuesday AM - Mr Evans
  • 2VR - Tuesday AM - Mr Boon
  • 2CR - Tuesday PM - Mr Evans

As always, please remember to name all items of clothing including PE kits, school uniform and coats.

 

Home Learning

 

Reading- Please try to read with your child regularly as it really does make a huge difference. Also, please remember to write in their reading record every time you read with them along with a short comment as books can only be changed if we know they have been read. Children should read their books at least twice before bringing them in to change and be able to answer questions about the book as reading comprehension is a huge focus in Year 2. Finally, in Year 2, children are allowed to change their own reading books, allowing them to choose books which really appeal to them. Due to sharing a library, each class has allocated days on which they can change their books (See below).

  • 2W - Book changing on Mondays & Thursdays
  • 2CR - Book changing on Tuesdays & Fridays
  • 2VR - Book changing on Wednesdays & Fridays

 

Spellings - Throughout the year the children will take a weekly spelling test. Spellings will be sent home at the end of each term. Please encourage the children to practise these as often as possible. The school subscribes to the Spelling Shed online learning platform which provides the children with online games to help them practise their weekly spellings. Logins can be found stuck in the children's reading records.

 

Times Tables – The children will take a weekly times tables test from Term 4 until the end of the year. For more information please see this letter which was given out at the recent Parent's Evening and can also be found here – Times Table Rock Stars Information Letter

 

Exception Words - Exception words are common words whose spelling may not follow the usual rules of phonics, therefore making them difficult to spell. By the end of Year 2 the children should be able to recall their correct spelling from memory. Please continue to support the children with learning the spelling of the words highlighted on the sheets given out at Parent's Evening.

 

Homework - The children will also receive weekly homework. This is given out on Fridays and needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday. The work set will consolidate the children's learning from that week in school. The children should be able to complete the homework independently although some support/supervision is useful.