Below are some general reminders and some information that will be of use during the year.
School starts at 8:50am and the register is taken at 8:55am. Please ensure your child arrives before this time. School finishes at 3:30pm and you may pick your child up from the Year 2 classroom.
Children will receive their spellings on a Friday afternoon and will be tested on these the following Friday. We ask you don’t return the spelling sheets but still use these to practise a few each night with your child. In addition to spellings and daily reading, your child will also bring home timetables facts or similar to learn for a test the following Friday.
We cannot emphasise how important it is to read with your child daily and discuss the text. We ask you do this little and often and recommend ten minutes a night. Please sign your child’s reading diary indicating the book has been read and may be ready for changing.
Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school. Our PE lessons will be on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons this year, although these times are sometimes subject to change at short notice. Children wearing earrings in school on these days must be able to remove them independently or they may not be able to take part. Please also ensure children with long hair have it tied up for these days.
Other useful information
Please ensure all your child’s clothing is clearly labelled as things can easily get misplaced. Please ensure your child wears a warm, waterproof coat and sensible shoes. Please ensure your child has a suitable water bottle as we encourage children to keep hydrated throughout the day. Fresh fruit is provided for all KS1 children during morning and afternoon break and milk can be ordered directly from Cool Milk at www.coolmilk.com.
We thank-you for your continued support and will do our best to make sure this year is a happy, enjoyable and successful year for your child as they move through Year 2. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via a brief word with the member of staff on the door in the morning, in the afternoon or via the school office.
We had a special visitor in class today! Plop the little owl who was afraid of the dark came to talk to us! We put him in the hotseat and asked him all sorts of fantastic questions!
We had a go at being archeologiests today! We found all sorts of things to do with our topic The Great Fire of London!
In Literacy today we used our silly 'spotter glasses' to see if we could spot good features in a piece of writing.
Then we used them to see if we could spot any in our own writing and if we had any mistakes we needed to edit and improve on!!
Today we looked at verbs- we played charades to see if our friends could guess the 'doing word' then we had a go at matching up our verbs with some good adverbs!
This week we've used smarties to create tally charts and bar charts!
We had so much fun in forest school this afternoon! The children created some fantastic sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy!
We've been busy designing and making our very own toy fire engines this half term!
In Year 2 we love to act out stories, talk about characters and read a range of different texts!
We used sweets to help us divide in Maths today!
We pretended our classroom was a post-office to conduct a mass investigation! We learnt how to order and compare mass and measure grams and kilograms on the measuring scales.
We've been very busy in Geography this half term learning all about the Countries and Cities of the UK
We've been learning all about the artist Keith Haring.
We created chalk drawings and prints in the style of his work.