Welcome to Year 2!
Welcome back! I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break! In the spring term our topic is wriggle and crawl. We have lots of exciting activities, workshops and a trip planned for this term in order to learn more about mini beasts. We will also be having a visit this term.
The children will be reading the story the snail and the whale by Julia Donaldson this term and hopefully this exciting story will help to inspire the children's writing produced in class. The children will hopefully be able to spot their own mini beasts when out bug hunting.
Our PE days for this half term are Wednesdays and Thursdays so could you please make sure your child has there PE kit in school on these days.
Homework will not be given out on a weekly basis but homework projects will be given out each term for the children to enjoy producing topic work in a creative way. Every week the children will be expected to practise spellings, read) and practise their maths passport target. These can be recorded in their reading record books kept in their organisers so rewards can be given. Their reading book can be changed at any point in a morning coming into the classroom. They can choose a new book with you or independently. Ideally, children should be listened to read every day. We ask that children read at least three times a week at home. Please write a comment in your child's reading diary where they can earn smiley faces in class and whole school reading rewards. Any child who has not read at home will spend some of their break time reading with an adult.
As the children are now in year 2 they will be expected to complete the end of year SATs assessments. Throughout the year we will be practising and producing work which help to support this. More information will be given to parents this term on SATS and how this looks in year 2 and support that parents can provide at home.
Photos of class events, visits and successes will be shared through the Class Dojo app. Please make sure you check it regularly to see what is happening in your child’s class and use it as an opportunity to discuss with you child what they have been doing.
I thoroughly look forward to the spring term.