Welcome to Year 2!
The teachers are Miss Burnett in Enormous Crocodiles and Miss Blackhurst in BFG who are both really excited for the year ahead! Amy will be working in both classes 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 Tuesdays. Miss Griffiths will also be working with both classes on Tuesdays and BFG on Wednesday.
If you ever need to speak to us about anything, big or small, please come find us on the playground or ask to make an appointment with the office.
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 8.40 and finishes at 3.00 for group A children and 3:15 for group B children.
Our writing is inspired by some fantastic texts such as Tin Forest, Traction Man and Pattan’s Pumpkin. 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.
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: Behind the Scenes?
Term 2: Who is important to my city?
Term 3: What could Traction Man’s playground be made of?
Term 4: What is home?
Term 5: How do plants grow? and How do we live a healthy life?
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.