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Monday 6th September 2021

Dear Parents, Welcome to year 2! We are so excited to get back to normality and start a fantastic year with your child. In this letter we will inform you of the exciting learning we have planned for the Autumn term and introduce you to the year 2 teams.

Year 2 Yellow will be with Miss Curson, Ms McGovern (Class Teachers), Mrs Myers, Mrs Doherty and Miss Nicholson (Learning Support Assistants.)

Year 2 Blue will be with Mrs Odell, Mrs Box (Class Teachers), Mrs Reeve and Mrs Arbon (Learning Support Assistants.)

This term our theme is all about ‘Our Local Area’. We will be exploring the grounds of our school and town in Geography, using maps and aerial photographs to identify key physical and human features. We will look at our wider surroundings in RE, focusing on New Beginnings and discussing The Creation Story.

In Art and Design and Technology, we will look at the techniques and colours used to express emotions by artists such as, Yayoi Kusama, Robert and Sonia Delaunay and Wassily Kandinsky as well as moving mechanisms. This will then be linked to our Science learning on Everyday Materials to create their own artwork and models.

We are exploring time, money and place value in Maths, challenging ourselves using addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. We will develop our writing skills in English looking at both fiction (story writing) and non-fiction texts (poetry, prayers).

Our PE days are on Wednesday and Friday for Year 2 Yellow and Monday and Wednesday for Year 2 Blue; as a school, we are continuing to allow children to come into school in their PE kits on these days only. Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit (navy shorts and white t-shirt or the school logo joggers and sweatshirt) other sports wear is not acceptable. As we approach the cooler months, we will still be taking the children outside for some PE lessons, so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

Children will receive a red home learning book and a termly takeaway menu full of home learning ideas. As a guideline, we suggest one item to be completed each week in their red home-learning book and returned to us to be marked every Monday (first return date to be the 20th September).

Children will also have weekly guided reading sessions in groups, which will include a worksheet linked to the book we send home. Year 2 Yellow will do this on Fridays (starting 10th September) and will require the guided reading book and completed worksheet to be returned the following Friday. Year 2 Blue will do this on Mondays (starting 13th September) and will ask that books and completed worksheets be returned the following Monday.

We hope you are looking forward to starting the new term as much as we are. Please check class Dojo for any changes, updates and more information about what is happening in year 2 and do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any other questions.

Kind Regards,

The Year 2 Team