Year 2

Hello and welcome back! We hope you had a lovely 6 weeks off and that you’re all feeling refreshed and ready for a brand new school year. We’re already really excited for the year ahead!

This half term, our main topic of “Fire & Fantasy” will feed into many of our lessons across the curriculum. In History, we’ll learn about when, where and why the Great Fire of London happened as well as comparing the differences between London then and now. We’ll use our detective skills to ask and answer questions using artefacts and sources.

In Art, we’ll be using the Great Fire of London as a stimulus for paintings and sculptures and, in DT, we’ll get into character of the bakers and make our own products.

In Literacy, year 2 will also be creating fact files and writing diary entries as well as creating their own fantasy style twist on a traditional tale.

In Maths Year 2 will be:

  • Reading and writing numbers in numerals and words
  • Recognising the place value of each digit in 2 digit numbers
  • Identifying and representing numbers in a variety of ways
  • Comparing and ordering numbers
  • Counting in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0
  • Counting in 10s from any number
  • Recalling addition and subtraction facts within 20

In Science, our topic is Marvellous Materials. Year 2 will:

  • Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses
  • find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Reading books and records

There are several times during the week when your child is asked for their reading book and/or record. This includes new spellings, book change and adults reading 1:1 with them.

Please ensure that your child remembers to bring their book and record to school every day.

If you have any problems, concerns or questions please do not hesitate to see one of us before school at 8:55am or after school at 3.30pm.

Miss C Gibson & Mrs J Wood

Class Teachers

Year 2 Teacher
Miss C Gibson

Support Teachers
Mrs J Wood

Important Dates

Tuesday 12th September
Fire Brigade visit

Friday 20th October
Half term

Monday 30th October
Back to school

Wednesday 1st November
Parent’s consultation meetings

Parent sessions this year will take place on:
Wednesday 15th November
Thursday 15th March
Tuesday 26th June

Class Newsletter

Class Information

P.E. Information

P.E. Days: Monday and Tuesday

Please ensure that your child has a named P.E. kit in school at all times.

Library Books Information

Library day: Wednesday

Reading Books Information

Book change: Thursday/Friday

Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day.

Homework Information

Please hand homework books in on a Thursday to be handed back out on a Friday.

In Year 2, spellings will be sent home in your child’s reading record on a Monday or Tuesday and tested the following Monday.

All spellings can also be found on the class pages on the website.

Headlice

To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

For more information, visit this great website: www.onceaweektakeapeek.ie

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