We hope that the children have enjoyed their first couple of weeks back as much as we have! We are quickly getting to know the children and have been impressed by their attitude towards their learning.
This term our topic is The Great Fire of London! We will be learning different facts, writing diaries, looking at maps and developing lots of our historical enquiry skills to help us to answer ‘Who was to blame for The Great Fire of London?’
We are looking forward to the History off the Page Day and our ‘living museum’. We can’t wait to see the children (and staff!) dressed up for the day.
We will be going to Forest School on a Tuesday so please make sure all children have named wellies in school.
We will have PE on a Thursday. Please ensure all kit and bags are labelled with names and that the children have spare socks too.
We will shortly be putting up a signup sheet for class helpers on our notice board, please sign up here if you would like to help in class. Thank you for your kind offers of help so far – we really appreciate it!
We will also be sending home Rainbow Words with a letter reminding / explaining how these work. Please practise these at home with your child.
Thank you for your support,
The Year 2 Team:
Mrs Plester & Mrs Langston – Seal Class
Mrs Thompson & Mrs Pryde – Penguin Class
Wormley’s Got Talent
Auditions will be held in our houses during the afternoon of Monday 2nd July. 3 acts will then be chosen to compete in the final on Friday 13th July at 1.30pm.
If your child’s act requires costumes or props then please bring these in.
Year 2 trip
On Tuesday 3rd July Year 2 will be visiting Southend Sealife Centre to enhance our learning about habitats. Please provide your child with a packed lunch in a disposable plastic bag, a disposable water bottle and ensure they have a hat and sun cream applied.
Summer concert- Tuesday 24th July 1.30pm
This year’s theme is dance styles. We have chosen ‘Disco’. The children will need to be provided with:
Boys- Black shorts/trousers and a short sleeved white shirt
Girls- black shorts/leggings and a sparkly top.
Costumes will need to be brought in a named carrier bag on Friday 20th July.
A note will be sent home in book bags.
The summer concert will be followed by a summer fair on the field.
In Maths we are focusing on fluency within the four main calculations e.g subtraction, addition, multiplication and division. Please ensure you are practising your times tables at home each week. The aim is for your child to recall these quickly and fluently.
In English we are learning a story of ‘Anancy and and the magic pot’ linking to our Caribbean Geography topic. The children will have the opportunity to write their own folktale focusing on using a range of punctuation accurately.
Our afternoon sessions will focus on a secret Caribbean island. The children will find out about human and physical features, different types of jobs and houses and compare these with Wormley. We will also be creating our own moving image using a lever as part of D&T.
In R.E we will be exploring ultimate questions and thinking about what Christians think about God.
We break up for the summer holidays on Wednesday 25th July at 1.30pm.
Year 2 SATS will commence weeks beginning 14th and 21st May.
Please find a timetable below of which test the children will be sitting on which day.
|Arithmetic test||Tuesday 15th May|
|Reading Paper 1||Thursday 17th May|
|Reading paper 2||Monday 21st May|
|Reasoning paper||Tuesday 22nd May|
|Spelling & Grammar||Wednesday 23rd May|
The children have been working so hard and this is a chance to show off what they have learnt in year 1 and 2. Please note the tests will only form a small part of their day, the rest of the day will be normal curriculum time (plus juice and biscuits!)
Topics this term are ‘Habitats and living things’ and ‘Wonderful Wormley’.
The children have really enjoyed exploring their local area focusing on shops and amnesties and investigating which insects and mini-beasts are within the school grounds.
Our class test this half term has been George and the Knight. The children have further developed their reading skills and this week have produced some fantastic informal and formal letters taking on the role of a character in the text.
In Maths we have been revising previous learning for example place value methods to solve calculation and applying this to word problems. Please continue to practise the times tables at home.
Please ensure that sun cream is applied before school and that children bring a hat and a water bottle to school every day.
Royal Wedding Tea Party
To celebrate the Royal wedding as a school we are throwing a tea party in the afternoon of Friday 18th May. Please make a food/drink contribution and hand these to the class teacher or members of staff at the office. Children may wear red, white or blue to school this day.
Letters will be sent home reminding your child which colour T-shirt to wear on Friday 25th May 2018. KS1 events will start at 1.30pm We will look forward to hearing you cheer us on!
Firstly thank you for all those who were able to attend our SATs information meetings. We hope you found this useful. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
What we are learning this half term:
The week commencing the 12th March 2018 is Science week. The whole school focus is Space.
We have already started our topic as we have so many fun things to learn. We have had some fantastic home learning linked to this already….
So far we have learnt about what our solar system is made up of, about why planet Earth is a great place to live as well as learning about the sun and the moon. Next week we will be making models of these out of play dough and learning about how night and day are created.
Well done to all of Year 2 for your amazing recital of ‘Aliens stole my underpants’. We were really proud of your enthusiastic performances!
From now until Easter our topic is ‘instructions’. The children will explore features of instructions before creating their own.
We are continuing with our reading challenge so please continue to read every night.
So far this half term we have covered division and fractions of shape and number. We had a great time creating our own fraction pizzas. Take a look at these….
For the rest of the term we are covering ‘time’. We will be learning to tell the time to the nearest 15 minutes so please practise this with your child at home. We will then be moving on to statistics, shape and direction.
Our R.E topic will be salvation. The children will be focusing on learning about service and Maundy Thursday.
Please remember to practise your spellings, times tables and rainbow words.
Home learning is due in on Monday 26th March.
Caio for now!
Miss Marks, Mrs Harwood and Mrs Randall
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Christmas spent with family and friends and are looking forward to a short term ahead.
Our topics this term are:
History- Who was the lady of the lamp?
In Maths we are covering calculation with a focus on mental fluency and number magnitude. By the end of this week your child would have been given times tables to learn at home ready for a weekly test. By the end of year 1 the children need to be confident in counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and now in year 2 need to apply this to times tables.
In English we are developing and applying our use of grammar by knowing what verbs, adverbs, nouns and adjectives are. We are also writing a biography and descriptions linked to our history topic. One of our main focuses in writing across all of our subjects is the correct use of full stops and capital letters so please reinforce this at home. Again, a weekly spelling test will take place and these word lists will be sent home with the times tables.
Guided reading is again a huge focus in class and takes place every day. We are exploring comprehension texts to help us develop our understanding and our ability to answer questions accurately.
IT IS A REQUIREMENT THAT YOUR CHILD READS EVERY NIGHT. It is a year 2 expectation that your child is able to read 90 words per minute of an age related text to be working at the expected standard. Please remember to sign reading records as we keep a log of who has read in class.
Cosy up with a book before bed time and enjoy the experience with your child!
Collaborative Inference Day
On Monday 29th January the children will become reading detectives and will take part in a fun filled investigative day. They will develop their collaborative and inference skills by solving clues to reveal a mystery person. For this day the children may come into school dressed as detectives to really get into role! #poirot
Keep checking the blog to find out more information regarding our SAT’s information evening. A letter will be sent out this half term with a date and times.
Miss Marks, Mrs Harwood and Mrs King