Welcome to Year 2!
Hello to all the grown-ups and children of Seahorse & Stingrays class
Seahorse Class - Miss Sarah McClintock - supported by Mrs Jo Ward and Mrs Sarah Hustwitt
Stingrays Class - Mrs Anne Mason - supported by Miss Abi Knowles and Miss Sarah-Jane Major
Please read with your child regularly, we have found that this is invaluable when we monitor the children's progress.
We will continue to plan the English in very much the same way as it has been done in Year 1. We will take good quality texts, full of rich language and work on these for 2 or 3 weeks. The children will regularly have the opportunity to employ all that they have learnt in a longer writing session. We are keen to build on the developments made in Year 1 in terms of supporting the children in being independent learners.
As with the English, we will continue to have daily whole-class teaching sessions. The children will also be taught in a small group once a week. We can track their progress very effectively and provide them with differentiated work that meets their needs. There will be independent maths tasks the children will be invited to complete with a chance for them to demonstrate how they can use and apply what they have learnt. We will have ‘learning review’ sessions periodically so that the children can share their ideas with their peers.
This term our topic is: The Great Fire of London, we will be looking at some historical figures and learning about life in 1666. Our topic will begin with a Wow Day linked to how buildings were constructed at that time and introducing key people from the Great Fire.
P.E. - twice a week, on a Wednesday and Friday. Please leave your child’s kit in school until half term. We will set up a system for the children to bring P.E. kit to you that no longer fits them. If your child has long-hair please make sure it is tied back. If your child has pierced ears, please ensure that the earrings are removed or there is tape available so your child can cover them.
We will continue to send home a sheet with 2 "must do" tasks and a selection of others that you may like to try with your child. There will be 2 or 3 weeks to complete the tasks and return their homework books to share with the class.
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