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Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 page. The teaching team for the upcoming year will be:

Teachers: Mrs Talley (Foxes) and Miss Watson (Pandas)

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Robbins, Miss Randall and Miss Knowles

Our main topic for the Summer term will be ‘Titanic'. We will use this topic to inspire our writing and will be reading a range of texts to find out information as well as creating non-chronological reports. We will also be reading The Fox and The  Star and using this story to write poems, persuasive letters and stories from a character's point of view.

As part of our science learning, we will be learning about healthy living and about life cycles of humans, animals and plants.

In maths we will be revisiting the different methods we have been learning for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be focussing on choosing the most efficient method to solve different problems and working on checking the accuracy of our calculations. We will also be looking at units of measure and money through our problem solving activities.

As usual the home learning tasks will be linked to our main topic and will be given out during the first week of the half term. The homework will include a reading task, a writing task, a maths task and at least one task that involves making/drawing/creating something for a class display. Children should aim to complete at least one piece of homework each week and should have completed at least 5 pieces by the end of the half term. Sometimes, there might be a specific task that needs to be completed ready for a particular day/week, but in this case we will send a separate sheet home. We really enjoyed seeing the children's castle models and posters. They worked very hard on them and you can still see some of them displayed outside Year 2.

Please make sure your child brings their reading book into school every day and that they are reading regularly at home. They will have a chance to change their reading book every day but should be encouraged to revisit their book several times before they change it. The children will also be given an opportunity to visit our school library on a Monday, during which time they will be able to select one free-reading book of their choice. We will be listening to the children read regularly in class and will listen to them on a one-to-one basis in order to determine if they might be ready to move up to a new colour band.

Our PE days this year will be Tuesday and Friday. However please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school every day as there may be occasions when our PE slot may need to be changed at short notice. Girls will need to have long hair tied back and earrings must be removed or covered with tape for PE.

Year 2 had a wonderful visit to the Titanic Exhibit at the Sea City Museum in Southampton this week. They were excited to learn all about the story of the crew and loved exploring the exhibition as well as taking part in a range of activities that involved some science (floating and sinking), decision-making (who should be given a place on the life boat), role play (dressing up as passengers and crew) amongst others. The staff at the museum were very impressed at how much knowledge the children have already gained after just a few days and complimented them on their super questioning skills. We will upload some of the pictures of our visit very soon.

Feel free to have a look at our other trip/open morning pictures in the gallery section.

Mrs Talley and Miss Watson.

If you require any further information about the new National Curriculum please click here.