Welcome to Year 2
Mrs Dunt and Miss Blair welcome you and your children to Year 2, together with Miss Turner and Mrs Brooker we are looking forward to a successful and happy year, full of enjoyable learning.
We are really looking forward to teaching you this year! Mrs Dunt is going to be teaching 2D this year with help from Miss Turner as her Teaching Assistant. Miss Blair is going to be teaching 2B this year with help from Mrs Brooker as her Teaching Assistant. Mrs Woolf is also going to be helping in Year 2 across both classes as an additional teacher.
Topics for the Term
Our topic this term is ‘The toys are back in town’. The children will be learning about old and new toys by comparing what they are made of and how they have changed.
We will be naming the countries of the UK including the capital cities, and finding these on a map. In science we will be focusing on how we group animals, and what is special about that group.
In our Maths, we are consolidating our knowledge of numers 0 to 20, including how to spell the number words. We will be using numbers to 100 through tens and ones, money, addition and subtraction. Counting in 2s. 5s and 10s will be a starting point for times tables.
English will focus on simple sentences using capital letters, conjunctions, adjectives and full stops. Emphasis will be put on letter formation, always starting on the line to lead in and lead out. This often naturally leads their handwriting to join and become fully cursive. We will be reading a variety of stories connected to the topic. It is important for children to be read to; a bedtime story is a valuable way of sharing vocabulary, and by asking questions, it shows how much your child understands.
Outdoor P.E: Friday afternoon.
For Outdoor P.E. the children will need trainers and a tracksuit including a warm jacket, especially as the weather turns colder in Term 2. Davington kits are available at the school office. Please ensure children with shoulder length hair or longer have their hair tied back. If your child has pierced ears, their earrings will need to be removed before this session. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in a suitable bag and labelled clearly with their full name and class.
All children need to be read with regularly at home. If you hear your child read, please write in their reading record book. There are rewards to collect for children who have read three times a week, consistently. The expectation is that the children should eventually become more independent in changing their own books once they have read, and their teacher will allow this to happen at specified times during the day.
The children will be given their group spelling words to learn on a Friday. They will have a short spelling quiz on the following Friday. This will begin on Friday 25th September.
It is important that children drink plenty of water throughout the day. In order to do this, please provide your child with a named water bottle that they can use during the day. Please make sure this does not leak and has a ‘sports top’ lid. These can be bought in the school office. The children are strongly encouraged to drink water, not squash.
Break Time Snacks
Key Stage One children are currently offered a piece of fruit every break time. This will be continuing this year. If you would rather provide your child with their own snack, please refer to the Parent Handbook for guidance as we like to ensure that we are promoting healthy eating within the school.
Arriving at school
We have an ‘open door’ policy and are always ready to discuss any urgent problems with you in the morning when you bring your child to school. However, if you want to have a longer discussion about your child, please make an appointment to talk to us via phonecall after school – thank you.
Collecting your child
At the end of the school day your child will be taken to their designated area on the playground. The children are instructed to remain with school staff until they see the adult responsible for collecting them and a member of staff has approved. Arriving on time is extremely important. Please ensure that the class teacher is aware if someone else is collecting your child. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
ALL items of clothing MUST be named, including PE kit and plimsoles.
Mrs Dunt and Miss Blair
Year 2 Class Teachers