Welcome to Year 2 – Term 3
Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.
As a proud ‘Rights Respecting School’ we learn about the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Our class charters set out what both adults and children must do to ensure children can enjoy their rights.
Year 2 Staff
- Teachers – Mr Rayner, Miss Nicholls & Mrs Nicolle
- Support teachers – Mrs Wallace & Mrs Claridge
- LSAs – Mrs Hibbitt, Mrs Hendy & Mrs Cole
- PE Teacher – Mr Boon
Welcome back to Term 3! We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas break!
This term’s project is dinosaur themed and is called ‘Dead or Alive?’. The children will learn to identify things which are living, were once living and also objects which have never been alive. They will learn about where fossils have been found in the world and about a famous palaeontologist called Mary Anning.
Click the link to see the Year 2 Term 3 Curriculum Web which details the learning in the other subjects.
This year, our PE days will be on the following days.
- 2MR- Tuesday AM
- 2AN – Tuesday PM
- 2HN – Thursday PM
As always, please remember to name all items of clothing including PE kits, school uniform and coats.
Key Dates – TBC
Spellings – Throughout the year the children will take a weekly spelling test. Spellings will be sent home at the end of each term. Please encourage the children to practise these as often as possible.
Exception Words – Exception words are common words whose spelling may not follow the usual rules of phonics, therefore making them difficult to spell. By the end of Year 2 the children should be able to recall their correct spelling from memory. Please continue to support the children with learning the spelling of the words highlighted on the sheets given out after Parent’s Evening. An updated list will be given out at the next Parent’s Evening.
Times Tables – The children will take a weekly times tables test from Term 2 until the end of the year. For more information please see this letter which was sent home at the end of Term 1 and can also be found here – TT Rock Stars Letter.
Homework – The children will also receive weekly homework (alternating between English and Maths). This is given out on Fridays and needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday. The work set will consolidate the children’s learning from that week in school. The children should be able to complete the homework independently although some support/supervision is useful. Information on how to support the children with any arithmetic based Maths homework can be found in the Year 2 Arithmetic Booklet which was sent home at the end of Term 1 and can be found here – Year 2 Arithmetic Methods Booklet.
Reading – Please try to read with your child regularly as it really does make a huge difference. Also, please remember to write in their reading record every time you read with them along with a short comment as books can only be changed if we know they have been read. Children should read their books at least twice before bringing them in to change and be able to answer questions about the book as reading comprehension is a huge focus in Year 2. In Year 2 the children are allowed to change their own reading books, allowing them to choose books which really appeal to them. Due to restrictions on the sharing of resources, the children in each class will only be able to change their reading books on certain days.We will share this schedule with you once it has been finalised.
Maths Games – The school subscribes to a set of excellent online maths games and each child has their login stuck into their reading record. Many of the games are also tablet friendly.