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.
Autumn 1 Overview
This half term the children will be learning about being British and British traditions. We will be locating the countries, cities and capital cities within the UK on a map as well as identifying British landmarks.
In English, we will be focussing on stories linked to Paddington Bear and Katie in London. We will also be following and writing instructions for making marmalade sandwiches. As well as this we will be reading and writing some list poems for what may be found in Paddington’s suitcase and the Queen’s handbag!
In Maths, we will be looking at place value by learning what digits within numbers are worth as well as addition and subtraction. The children will be learning how to write numbers as digits as well as words and will be comparing and ordering numbers using the greater than and less than symbols. 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 Art and Design, the children will be doing some observational sketching of different landmarks and some portraits of the Queen.
PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays this half term. The children will be doing multi-skills with Mr Unwin as well as some country dancing! 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 90 reads between 05.09.18 and 07.12.18.
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.
AUTUMN 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 Year 1 and 2 spellings in the children’s reading diaries.
PE is every Monday and Thursday. 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!