Year 2 Letters Home

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! We hope you had a peaceful Christmas and happy New Year. Once again, we would like to thank you for your kind messages and support during our last term. They were greatly appreciated.

We have had lots of exciting changes happen so far; Miss Curson and Miss Calton are now on maternity leave and we wish lots of luck to Mrs Norwood who has started a new adventure in Bedford. We are delighted to welcome new members to our team and can confirm year 2 yellow will now be taught by Mr Rideout (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) and by Mrs Myers and Mrs Gray (Monday and Thursday.) Year 2 blue will continue to be taught by Miss Jackman, supported by Ms Arbon, Miss Holmes, Miss Fairless and Mrs Loosley.

This term, our theme of learning is all about ‘Explorers’ and this will be the focus in our English writing, geography (Continents and oceans) and computing lessons (Effective searching.)

In Maths, the children will continue to learn multiplication and division, 2D and 3D shapes and their properties and fractions.  

In RE, the children will explore ‘The Chosen People’ and ‘The Good News’ through reading Bible stories such as, Moses and Abraham and we will celebrate the season of Lent leading to Easter. We are also hoping to have a Jewish focus week which we will confirm dates closer to the time. 

Our PE days are still on Monday and Friday for year 2 yellow and Monday and Wednesday for year 2 blue; your child will continue to come into school in their PE kit on those days to ensure nothing extra is coming into class e.g. PE bags and we still ask that you dress in extra layers on those cold days.

Both classes will continue to have guided reading sessions at the start of the week and there will be a new take-away menu of homework ideas uploaded onto the school website and Jigsaw app for you to complete each week. Unfortunately, we still cannot accept home learning into school but please do feel free to send pictures of any lovely work you do at home.

Whilst COVID 19 regulations and routines are still in place, we will endeavour to keep you updates as much as possible should anything change throughout this term via Dojo, the school Jigsaw app and the website. If you have any questions until then, please do not hesitate to get in touch sooner.

We are excited to start a brand new term and hope you are too,

Kind Regards,

Year 2 Team