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.
Summer 1 Overview
This half term the children will be learning about the Rainforest. We will be locating Rainforests on a World map and learning about plants and animals that live there as well as other interesting facts.
In English, we will be focussing on non-fiction texts linked to the Rainforest and writing our own non-chronological reports. We will be practising those vital writing skills with a focus on handwriting by ensuring letters are formed and joined correctly.
In Maths, our number focus will be revision of the 4 operations. As well as this we will be revising all areas of maths covered so far, like, money, time, shape, measure and data handling. 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 ‘Plants’ which links in very nicely to our Rainforest topic. We will be naming the parts of the plant as well as planting and looking after our own sunflowers. The children will also keep a diary of their observations.
In Art and Design, the children will be collaging their own Rainforest pictures as well as using clay to make their own Rainforest creature.
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 80 reads between 23.04.19 to 19.07.19.
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.
SUMMER 1 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!