Welcome to Year 2!
The teachers are Miss Burnett in Enormous Crocodiles and Miss Ellison-Smith in BFG who are both really excited for the year ahead! Amy will be working in the class during the morning supporting lots of groups of children in their learning and with smaller groups in the afternoons from across the year group.
We are also supported by Mr Rossetti (our P.E teacher) who will be teaching P.E. on Tuesday one week, and Tuesday and Friday the following week.
Miss Griffiths will also be working with both classes throughout the week.
If you ever need to speak to us about anything, big or small, please come find us on the playground or ask us to make an appointment.
We expect to have a safe, respectful and engaged learning environment, with children developing their learning skills and enjoying their learning.
The school day starts at 8.45 and finishes at 3.15.
Our writing is inspired by some fantastic texts such as Beegu, Traction Man and Anna Hibiscus. These texts also link to our Enquiry lessons. The children will develop their creative writing skills and grammar over the year. We encourage the children to take pride in their learning and there will be a big focus on handwriting this year. Please continue to practise weekly spellings throughout the year and test your child regularly. Class spelling tests will be on Monday.
We encourage parents to read at home daily. They should read for at least 15 minutes in the evening. It really helps to develop children's learning if they are asked lots of questions about what they have just read. Please remember that this can be any book at all as we encourage children to develop a love of reading.
Children's books will be changed every Tuesday and they are able to take 3 reading books at one time.
Please ensure children bring in their book bags daily.
Over the course of the year, Year 2 will have 6 different enquiry questions. These questions will form the basis of our enquiry teaching.
The questions we will answer this term are:
Term 1: How do we live a healthy life?
Term 2: Who is important to my city?
Term 3: What could my uniform be made of?
Term 4: What is home?
Term 5: How do plants grow?
Term 6: How are schools the same?
Homework is set every Thursday and should be handed back in every Monday. Children are set homework that links to - and supports - their learning in class. If children need further help, then homework club runs after school every Thursday.
Mr Rossetti teaches P.E.
Please ensure children have their P.E kits. Children should come into school wearing their school uniform.
For P.E, children need a t-shirt in their house colour as well as shorts or jogging bottoms, and trainers or daps.