Mrs Crenol is our class Teaching Assistant, she works Tuesday-Friday.
Miss Heal, a Teaching Assistant, helps in our class on Monday morning and Wednesday morning.
Miss Cooper teaches us on Tuesday Afternoon (Phonics, Multiplication Challenge & Music/Art) and she also teaches us from 10am until lunchtime on a Wednesday (Maths & Art).
Our topic in the Autumn term was On this day... a History based topic!
Our topic for the the Spring Term was Julia Donaldson a Science driven topic!
Our Summer topic is Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... a Geography based topic!
Please have a look at our Topic Web to see an overview of some of the exciting things we will get up to!
This will be handed out on a Friday and is due back on Wednesdays. The homework will be linked to what the children have been learning about that week or will prepare them for what they are about to learn.
The 'Multiplication and Division Challenge' takes place on a Tuesday afternoon with Miss Cooper. The children are speed tested for 3 minutes on their times tables (one per week e.g. 2s) and once they score high enough will move on to learn the next times table. This is to improve the children's fluency. There will be practice sheets for the children to take home if they desire- which we will be encouraging!
Spellings are also handed out on Fridays ready for a test the following Friday. Please make sure the children are practising their spellings every week.
Year 2 have been chosen to trail a 'Writing at Home' initiative. At home there is a lot of emphasis on the children reading daily to improve their reading skills and knowledge. However, we do not ask the children to write at home. It is the same as with reading the more the children write the more progress they will make. Therefore, writing journals (which the children have decorated) have been sent home to encourage the children to have a special place to write. The children can write in these as often as they wish, they will not be marked. The journals will be collected towards the end of every half-term to see how the children have got on and what they are writing about. They can write about anything... stories, recounts, menus, football scores, presentations, explanations, facts, gymnastic reports, family, friends, poems, animals & the list can go on! Please encourage your child to look after these journals and write neatly in them (can they join their writing up!). I hope you will support your children with this journal and if you have any questions then do not hesitate to contact me.
Please continue to try and read with your child 5 times a week, this can be for 10minutes whilst they settle into bed! Please remember to sign your child's reading record so we know they have read! We will continue to change books daily!
The Spring and Summer 1 Presentation List went home on Friday 15th December. The presentation can be anything up to 10 minutes long and be about something of interest to your child. These presentations take the place of show and tell and are only in-front of the class. Please ensure your child is preparing their presentation with your help and not the other way around!
Please see below for the new Spring Term and Summer Term 1 lists.
9th April- INSET Day
10th April- Children return to school
25th April- Mass
7th May- Bank Holiday Monday
25th May- Class Assembly @ 9am
25th May- Break-up for Half-Term
4th June- Children return to School
20th June- Mass
18th July- Whole School Mass
20th July- Last day of the Summer Term