Welcome to Year 2
A very warm welcome to Year 2! We hope you all had a wonderful summer and made lovely memories with your families. We are excited for the start of this academic year and as you will see below we have lots to look forward to.
Who’s in our team?
- Miss Stone 2S Class Teacher
- Mrs Begum 2B Class Teacher
- Mrs Lund Teaching Assistant
- Mrs Hussey Teaching Assistant
Mrs Workman and Mrs Kilminster also support with children in Year 2’s learning
Mrs Bennett and Miss Hill will be teaching when Miss Stone and Mrs Begum have Planning, Preparation and Assessment time.
Autumn Term Topic 'A Dragon's Dilemma'
This term has a history focus learning about the role of the Monarchy and studying significant Kings and Queens. We will learn about castles and their defenses and find out how castles changed over time. Our learning of this will be enhanced by an exciting trip to Berkeley Castle! Later in the term, we will move on to learn about The Plague and The Great Fire of London and comparing our lives to what life was like back then.
Reading in Year 2
As usual your child will be bringing home new reading books once a week which will then be changed weekly. Your child must read at home at least five times a week to earn a reading point. Please record that you have done so in their yellow reading record to evidence this. Please can you make sure your reading books are brought into school every day so we are able to continue reading the same book with child, change them when needed and we add up their reading points towards the Bookworm Awards.
From Week 3 onwards, homework will be set on Wednesdays and work needs to be returned by the following Monday.
PE this term
This half term P.E. will take place on a Friday afternoon and will be run by Miss Stone and Mrs Begum. Bring your child to school in full P.E. kit on Fridays, appropriately dressed for the season (please check the forecast!). The children will wear their kit all day so no need for a change of clothes.
Items to bring in to school
Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school at all times. Please make sure all items are named (especially jumpers, hats/gloves etc) as it is much harder for unnamed items to be returned to their rightful owners. We always have a lot of unnamed and thus unclaimed jumpers, especially as the weather improves in the warmer months when children take off their jumpers in the playground. Please also ensure that toys and belongings from home are not brought into school as these cause upset to the children if they are lost or broken and can also disrupt their learning.
Fruit and Milk
Your child will be offered fresh fruit/veg every day at break/snack time. This is free of charge. Please ensure that if your child brings their own snack, it must be a healthy choice e.g. fruit and please remember that we are a nut free school. You also have the option to order a daily carton of milk for your child via the www.coolmilk.com website.
Thank you for your cooperation and support! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
The Year 2 team - Miss Stone and Mrs Begum