Welcome to Year 2!
In Class 2, the teacher is Mrs Jessop and the teaching assistants are Miss Ahmed and Mrs Sowerby. Please find below a brief outline of the topics to be covered this term and our daily routines in the class booklet and topic letters. We plan everything around our current topic making everything cross-curricular where possible.
This half term our topic is entitled ‘Far, Far Away’. This is a science based topic focusing on materials and we will be linking this to our history work on castles. We will be investigating the suitability of everyday materials for different tasks. We will also link our writing to stories that we will be sharing in class based on castles, dragons, princesses and knights. Towards the end of the half term, the children will be designing and creating their own castles and will have the chance to enjoy a medieval banquet.
Next half term, our topic is entitled ‘London’s Burning’. This is a history based topic looking at the events associated with the Gunpowder Plot and the Great Fire of London.
The children have settled brilliantly into their new class and have enjoyed working together on setting our class rules. Here are a few photographs from our first week
Children receive new homework every Friday and this needs to be handed in the following Thursday. All homework is based on what the children have learnt in class that week. Children should be able to attempt homework independently, but may need some adult support to help them keep on task and to answer any questions if they get stuck. Homework tasks are normally English or maths based, but can take the form of topic or research based activities. As part of their homework, children will be sent new Action Words to practise at home every fortnight.
Children receive new spellings every Friday and will be tested on the words the following Thursday. The spellings children are given link to the spelling pattern we have been learning in class that week. Please use the ‘look, cover, write, check’ method in their yellow spelling books to help the children learn their spellings. I will note any mistakes in your child’s book for further revision at home.
Please encourage your child to read their reading book as often as possible at home. It is beneficial for your child to read daily. They don’t have to complete a book each night, but a couple of pages every day is extremely valuable to making good progress in reading. Once you have marked in their reading record that the book has been completed, we will change it at school.
Our PE sessions in Year 2 are on a Wednesday and a Thursday this half term. Mr Sheahan will be teaching PE on a Thursday, but this may change after half term. Any changes will be detailed in the next topic letter.