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 and Mrs Jones.
Summer 1 Overview
This half term the children will be learning about Rainforests. We will be locating where they are in the world as well as comparing them to our local area.
In English, we will be writing non-chronological reports about Rainforests and also using this theme as a setting for some descriptive story writing. We will continue reading as a class rather than in groups and will be focusing a lot on reading comprehension by using the text to answer questions. We will continue to listen to your child read individually at least once per half term in order to assess their book band level.
In Maths, we will be revising all areas we have covered so far, including the four operations, money, time, measure, fractions 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 will be concentrating on ‘Plants’ and this ties in really well with our Rainforest topic.
In Design, the children will be designing and making their own clay rainforest animal. .
PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays this half term. 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 16.04.18 and 13.07.18.
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.
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 Year 1 and 2 spellings in the children’s reading diaries.
PE is every Monday and Wednesday. 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!