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Welcome to the Year 2 page.  Our class teachers are Mrs Webb and Mrs Sandiford.

Year 2 Routines

Reading – We will listen to each child read in Guided Reading groups once per week. Additional one to one reading may take place during the week.

Each day, children take their independent reading book home as we encourage daily reading. A reading log is kept in Reading Records so that we know reading has been completed.

In line with the national curriculum, we will ask for independent reading books to be read twice before changing them. This is to develop fluency in reading and to support comprehension skills. When children have read the book twice, we will issue the next independent reading book.

To encourage reading at home, each time your child reads their name is entered in a weekly draw where a small prize can be won.  In addition to this, each child who reads 3 or more times a week will receive an extra 10 minutes playtime on a Friday afternoon.

If you wish to record your child’s reading on a weekend, please use the top of the book response box. We encourage your child to draw a picture or write a response to their favourite books of the week and their completion of this page in their reading record is recognised with and rewarded.

Also, if your child reads any other books at home please record these as they will count towards extra playtime!

Spellings  –  Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and they will be checked on the following Friday in a spelling test. Spellings will be practised daily in school.

Homework –  Homework books are sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday this is to ensure there is enough time to mark homework and give children appropriate feedback and support where necessary. Any books handed in after Wednesday will be marked the following week. Homework is a mixture of a termly Topic piece and practical Maths.

PE – PE will be on Monday and Thursday.  Your child needs a white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls.

During Autumn Term PE kits will be required Wednesdays for Dance!

Staffing – Mrs Webb teaches the class Monday to Thursday each week, and Mrs Sandiford teaches on a Friday. Mrs Macdonald and Mrs Smith are our Teaching Assistants that also work in Year 2.

Our topics covered in Year 2 are:

Autumn 1

Treasure Island

Autumn 2

People of the Past

Spring 1

People, Plants and Pets

Spring 2

People Plants and Pets

Summer 1

From A to B

Summer 2

Going For Gold!

 

 

Flash is on the lookout for some weekend homes again this year! If you are free to have Flash come and stay for the weekend, please let a member of the Year 2 team know!

 

A.F.Harrold Visit!

We had a fantastic time learning to write poetry with A.F.Harrold. We loved hearing his poems and did a super job creating a poem about our dream school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a super day dressed up as pirates for our Treasure Island entry point! Check out our fantastic costumes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We made some super treasure maps and were amazed by some fantastic homework!

 

Plastic Pollution!

As part of our pirate topic and our work with Erasmus + we have been exploring plastic pollution in our sea. We have been looking at how we can recycle plastic and have started an art project made out of 100% recycled materials. 

Step 1:

We have taken unwanted plastic carrier bags and glued them onto some mount card which we have saved from being thrown away!

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Step 2:

We painted our plastic boards with green, blue, white and black paint mixed with PVA glue.

We had an amazing time learning all about pirates at Skegness Aquarium!