Year 2

Welcome back!

We hope that you had a lovely half term. We have a fun-packed half term ahead including CHRISTMAS! This half term our topic will be ‘The Great Fire of London.’ For the first week of term we will be completing a mini project on the tragic Exeter Fire at the Clarence Hotel. In literacy we will be writing newspaper reports. In science we are continuing to learn about food chains and habitats and we are very excited about our DT project! We will be designing and making replica houses as we might have seen in the Great Fire of London. In music we will be continuing to learn to play our recorders and how to read music. 

2RB and 2N
The year 2 teachers are Mrs Bromhead- Smith and Mrs Rorstard, and Miss Neely. The teaching assistants working in our team are, Miss Huxham, Miss Lee and Mrs Hewlett. 
PE
PE kits are needed for Year 2 on a Thursday. 
Forest School
Forest School this term will be taught on Tuesday afternoons with Mrs Haggerty, Miss Neely and Mrs Rorstad. 
Each group will swap teachers each week. Mrs Haggerty will focus on bug hotels and making for the farmers fayre, Mrs Rorstad will be focusing on design and technology and Miss Neely will teaching about food chains and habitats. 
 

Please don't hesitate to pop in to speak to us if you have any concerns. With your support, we make a great team!

 

BE EVERYTHING YOU CAN BE!

(Our school motto)

Remember that home learning is due in each week on a Wednesday. We ask that you complete the weekly spellings for our dictation on Wednesday and that children read 3 times per week at home. Please sign your child's bookmark so they can move up on rocket reading chart. We are trying to encourage a healthy attitude towards challenges so please continue to support your children with their 'can do'  attitudes. We often talk about the learning pit as can be seen below.
Reading
Reading is a skill that helps children with many aspects of learning.
Do try and read with your child 3 times a week to keep up the practising to help them progress. Remember to ask your children questions throughout the stories-  Please record any reading in their reading bookmarks.
If you have any questions please see us.
Reminders:
  • When reading pink to orange books- read a book 2 or 3 times so that your child becomes confident with the text. Then you can be asking more questions about what they have read.
  • Encourage them to sound out a word using their phonics, 'sound it out'.
  • If a word is tricky, discuss how it is tricky and that we need to remember that word eg come, my, said.
  • Ask your children questions about facts from the book eg where, when, who, what, why and how? And ask your child questions wondering...do you think...How do they feel etc. 
     
Recommended websites for educational games:
https://www.timestables.co.uk/games/ - timestable games
 
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling   - spelling games
 
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - Maths and Literacy (select Maths or English and age group Key Stage 1)
 
http://www.ictgames.com/ - Maths and Literacy
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/- Maths, Literacy and Science#
 
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/- Phonics games- choose the free ones!