Year 2 Letters Home

Dear Parents,

Welcome to year 2! We are very excited to get to know you and your children and experience lots of lovely learning together.

This year our team consists of: Miss Curson (year 2 Yellow teacher), Miss Jackman (year 2 Blue teacher), Mrs Myers, Mrs Whitmore, Mrs Loosley and Miss Taylor (Learning Support Assistants).

This term our main unit of learning is all about ‘Explorers and Adventures’ in history. This will look into the achievements of significant figure such as, Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart and where they have travelled in the world, linking to our ‘Continents and Oceans’ learning in geography. In science we will investigate the use of a variety of materials and how they are appropriate for different uses ready to lead on to our ‘Axels and Wheels’ project in design and technology.

Our PE days are on Monday and Friday for year 2 blue and Tuesday and Friday for year 2 yellow ; whilst we try to keep these the same days each week, there may be times where we need to change so please make sure your child has a named PE kit in school at all times.

Home Learning – On Monday, children will receive a takeaway menu full of homework ideas for them to complete throughout the term. As a guideline, we would suggest one item to be completed each week in their red home-learning book and returned fortnightly to us to be marked, (first return date to be the 23 rd September.)

In addition to this, there will also be a weekly phonics sheet given out each Monday linked to what we are doing in class. Please return this the following Monday (or before) to be marked, (first return date to be the 16 th September.)

As discussed in our parents meeting, children will have weekly guided reading sessions, which will include a worksheet linked to the book we send home. Year 2 blue will continue to do these on Mondays  and will require the guided reading book and completed worksheet to be returned the following Monday. Due to changes in the timetable, year 2 yellow will now do guided reading sessions on Friday and will ask that books and completed worksheets be returned the following Friday.

Our assemblies will continue to be separate this year with the increase in classes and year 2 performing the Christmas Nativity; our first class assembly will not be until the spring term and will be confirmed in our spring newsletter. Our Nativity performances will be on Monday 9 th December and we will provide more information closer to the time. Our Year 2 Class Masses will be on Thursday 17 th October and Thursday 5 th December . You are welcome to join us from 9:30am at The Holy Family Church.

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,

Miss Curson and Miss Jackman