Every Wednesday and Thursday.
Quiz every Friday.
Set on Monday, to be returned the following Monday via Purple Mash.
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely festive break and enjoyed time with your families. We thoroughly enjoyed our first term in Year 2 and are looking forward to the Spring term, helping your child to grow academically, socially and emotionally whilst building up their confidence and resilience.
We look forward to continuing working extremely hard to focus on our vision – Respect, Resilience; Love of Learning; Excellence and Achievement. Our vision is for every child and adult to thrive and achieve their full potential – following our mission:
Jesus holds my hand and guides me on my way: The Holy Spirt Way
We know your child will enjoy every step of our learning as much as I will, and I wish them every success in the year ahead!
Miss Kelly and Mr Bevan
This half-term unit is a study of The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck by Beatrix Potter. The sequence of learning will develop children’s understanding of the story, characters, themes and language. The children are taught to apply what they have learnt to their own writing, making choices to affect their reader’s thoughts and feelings. All learning culminates in a final piece of work, where the children apply all that they have learned about this story to create a story about an animal character from their experience or imagination. The children will then use the structure of the Jemima story to introduce their character and describe a difficult situation that gets solved.
We will be covering the following units during the Spring term.
Multiplication and division, statistics, lengths and height, properties of shape and fractions.
To support your child at home, please practice basic skills such as addition and subtraction facts and multiplication on SUMDOG and TT Rockstars. Details available from staff if logins have been lost.
Our first ‘Come and See’ topic is Books
Know and understand:
• About the different books used at home and in school – Explore
• The books used in Church on Sunday by the parish family – Reveal
Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above – Respond.
Our topic this term is habitats. Pupils discover some of the life processes that all living things share. They then learn that all animals and plants live in habitats which meet their needs. They explore the habitat around their school before investigating microhabitats. In order to deepen their understanding of microhabitats, they make a wormery. They go on to learn about two very different world habitats (the Arctic and the Sahara). The unit then explores the food chains which link plants and animals within a habitat.
The unit begins with an introduction to the seven continents, what they are called and where they are in relation to one another. Pupils need to be able to recognise the shape of each continent so they can recognise and locate them on a world map. The second lesson introduces pupils to the five oceans, what they are called and where they are in relation to one another. Pupils are taught the difference between an ocean and a sea and how to locate them on the world map. They also learn about the animal life that exists in each of the five oceans. Lessons 3-9 then focus on each of the seven continents in turn, beginning with the continent that the pupils live in – Europe. During each of these lessons, pupils learn about countries, capital cities, famous landmarks, landscapes, climate and native animals in each continent. Each of these lessons begins with a discussion on how you would travel to each of these continents from your local area. After pupils have ‘visited’ each continent, they complete a page of their ‘passport’ to demonstrate what they have learnt.
Attendance and Punctuality
It is extremely important that your child attends school and is on time every day, so they do not miss out on important learning. Excellent attendance and punctuality is the key to our children’s success. Please help your child to strive for excellent attendance.
Uniform and PE Kit
Please ensure your child has the correct, full school uniform every day, and PE kits are brought into school every Wednesday and Thursday.
Please remember to put your child’s name on every piece of uniform, PE kit and coat.
Reading at home
A little reminder: Children are expected to bring their reading books into school every day so we can hear them read at any time. We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but we do ask that you make every effort to read at least 4 times per week with them and make a comment in their reading records. Dojo’s will be rewarded for reading at home!
Reading at home doesn’t always mean school reading books; it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books, a recipe or instructions from a board game.
Please continue to look at our class Dojo to find out what we have been up to and any class information and updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please drop me a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Don’t forget to bring water bottles in every day – it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on all bottles and wash them every day.
Please remember to bring a healthy snack for break times.
Return to school
Thursday, 5th January 2023
Break up for the half term
Friday 10th February 2023
Return to school
Monday 20th February 2023
Break up for Easter
Wednesday 5th April 2023
Return to school
Tuesday 18th April 2023
We hope you have found this information useful and your child enjoys all our learning in Year 2 this year as much as we will.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Kelly, Mr Bevan, Miss Fandaoutsaki and Miss Colleran