As you may already be aware, year 2 snacks of fruit or vegetables are provided every day by the school. Therefore, it is not necessary that you provide your child with a snack as this causes a build up of spare snacks that are wasted and thrown away.
Thank you for your continued support,
Year 2 team
We hope you all had a wonderful Summer with your family and friends! We are so impressed with the way the children have settled back into school after having such a long time away from learning. We’ve had a wonderful first week back and are looking forward to the year ahead. We have lots of exciting things to learn this half term and can’t wait to get started.
This past week we have been looking at our class book ‘Here we are’. We have continued reading this book and have been doing some writing
focusing on letter formation, punctuation and sentence structure. Following on from this, we are beginning our Fiction topic based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, where we will be learning and reciting the tale and making changes to create our own journey story!
Last week in maths we carried out some exciting maths investigations which were based on our fluency with numbers to 20. This week, we are recapping our fluency with numbers up to 100 and beginning to develop our understanding of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Our first history topic is local history. Next week (Monday 21st September) we will be looking at similarities and differences between modern day Broxbourne and Wormley Broxbourne and Wormley in the past. History topic this term is ‘Who was to blame for the Great Fire of London?’ where we will be developing lots of our historical enquiry skills. We will be having a History off the Page coming in on Wednesday 23rd September where we will all go back in time to experience what it was like during that time. More information will follow.
Our RE topic is sources of wisdom where we will be exploring and retelling Christian stories.
Unfortunately due to coronavirus we are unable to have parent carers in at the moment to help with rainbow words or hearing readers in class please. When we are able to have parent helpers we will post a signup sheet up for parent helpers on our notice board.
Your child will have been sent home with a new reading book last week. Please ensure you are reading with your child every night and that reading records are signed by an adult. Thank you.
A home learning chart has been sent home in a yellow book this week, so keep your eye out for this in bookbags! Home Learning will be due in the last week before half term. All details can be found on the chart once this is sent home.
Our PE day is on a Tuesday. This will take place in the afternoon. Please ensure your child’s arrives to school in their PE kit.
Mrs Harwood, Mrs Hansford, Miss Dunn
Mrs Pryde & Miss Whippy
Just a reminder that our SATs information talk is on Monday 24th February. Please send your slips back confirming whether you are attending the 2.30pm talk or the 5.30pm talk.
Year 2 have had a fantastic half term-we can’t believe how quickly it’s gone!
We are looking forward to sharing all of their wonderful learning with you at our Parent Consultations. (Wednesday 12th February 5-8pm and Thursday 13th February 3.30-5.30pm)
We have loved learning about Castles & Knights and the children have written some fantastic finding tales based upon this topic, as well as Biographies of Billy the Knight and King Arthur. Next half term we will be reading ‘George & the Knight’ as well as other dragon stories.
The children have wowed us with their knowledge of Florence Nightingale and we have already seen some amazing home learning linked to this topic! Thank you for your support with this.
When we return after half term we will be making lamps by applying our understanding of the suitability of different materials. Keep your eyes peeled for pictures!
We have been impressed by the children’s calculation strategies and will continue to build upon these next half term. In the first week back we will be learning to tell the time to the nearest 15 minutes. Please support with this at home.
Our Reading Challenge Term has been a success so far-please continue to read daily at home-the more you read the higher the chance of winning a raffle prize!
We hope you have a wonderful half term with your families!
Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break with your family and friends. We are looking forward to the term ahead.
We are kicking off the half term by using clues and problem solving to find the missing present that one of the Wise Men has lost on their journey. We will be creating crowns using 2D shapes, considering which 3D shape the present could be and using symmetry to identify which wrapping paper the gift is wrapped in.
We will then be continuing with learning various mental strategies for calculating using 2-digit numbers. This will include addition and subtraction. We’ll continue to practise our numbers bonds to 10, 20 and 100 as well as our 2x, 5x and 10x tables.
In English we are stepping inside the castle walls to learn all about Knights! We will be writing WANTED posters for Knights courageous enough to save the Princess, describing characters that we might find inside a castle such as trolls, witches, wizards, dragons and learning the story of ‘Billy the Not So Brave Knight’. We will use this story to help us write our very own finding tale.
Our topic this term is ‘Who was the Lady of the Lamp?’ where we will explore the life and work of Florence Nightingale. We will consider the impact that she had on nursing and how nursing has changed over time. We are sure that the children will be very interested and excited about this topic.
In Science we will be exploring different natural and man-made materials and their uses. We will be sorting, classifying and describing properties of materials and using our knowledge to find the most suitable material to make a lamp (just like Florence Nightingale’s!)
Spellings & Times tables:
Spellings & Times tables will be sent out by the end of the first week back. Don’t forget to use TT Rockstars to practise those calculations! Please also continue to practise Rainbow Words as these are being assessed weekly in class.
Thank you for your continued support! The Year 2 team 🙂