Welcome to Year Two
Meet the Teaching Staff
Our names are Miss Hawkins in Major Oak class and Mrs Cox in Robin Hood class and we are lucky enough to teach Year 2. We also work alongside Mrs Fletcher, Mrs Jones, Mrs Glover and Mr Unwin.
Please click on the link below to read more information about Year 2 as well as the expectations for English and Maths.
Spring 2 Overview
This half term the children will be learning about Chocolate. We will be learning about who discovered the cocoa bean and how chocolate has changed over time. We will also be learning about the process of how chocolate is made. Look out for our WOW day when the classroom will transform into a top secret chocolate factory where the children will be busy with their own creations! We are sure you will be hearing lots about this – don’t forget your golden ticket!
In English, we will be focussing on fiction and non-fiction texts linked to chocolate and sharing the well-loved story, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. We will be reading and writing explanation texts as well as looking at improving our basic writing skills. We will do some work on poetry and look at Michael Rosen’s ‘Chocolate Cake’ poem.
In Maths, our number focus will be revision of the 4 operations. As well as this we will be learning more about measures and estimating. Please continue to encourage your child to use Doodlemaths regularly. Occasionally we will be setting tasks for your child to do at home that link to the work we have been covering in school.
In Science we are focusing on ‘Animals including Humans’ which includes looking at the basic needs of humans and the importance of exercise and a healthy diet.
In Art and Design, the children will be creating some chocolate wrapper sketching as well as designing and making their own chocolate bars. We will also be studying ‘Quentin Blake’ as an illustrator.
PE will be on Thursdays and Fridays this half term. The children will be doing multi-skills with Mr Unwin. Please ensure earrings are removed and children have indoor and outdoor kit in school at all times.
Please continue to record in your child’s school diary when they have read to be in with a chance of receiving certificates and a prize at the end of term. This term the challenge is 70 reads between 07.01.19 to 29.03.19.
This can also be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers and they will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day.
SPRING 2 HOMEWORK
Please click on the link to view our homework for this half term. In addition to the Bingo Homework, we would like the children to practise the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables as well as learn the spellings that are put in the children’s reading diaries on a weekly basis.
For this term, the weekly spellings are as follows:
PE is every Thursday and Friday. We ask the children to bring kit suitable for indoor and outdoor sessions. Please make sure each item of clothing is clearly named. This should include:
- White T-shirt
- Navy shorts (indoor PE)
- Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)
As teachers, we know that what may seem a little problem to an adult, can be a massive problem to a child – so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your child!