Willow - 2
Miss Shepherd and Mr D’Souza – Year 2
The other adults in this class are: Mrs Morrish and Mrs Warren
Important information for the week
Welcome to Year 2! It’s been lovely to see the children back at school and we’ve really enjoyed getting to know them these last couple of weeks.
Please ensure if your child has an inhaler or other medication that it is named and given to Miss Shepherd to be stored in school.
This term we will be swimming on Thursday afternoons. Please ensure your child has a named swimming kit in every Thursday.
PE is taught on Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure your child has a pair of trainers and spare socks in their PE kit and that all kit is named. On Wednesdays the children can come into school wearing their PE kit.
The curriculum for this term
This term we’ll be learning a range of topics, including:
– World Geography (working with maps, globes and other tools) – the children will become familiar with the geography of the UK and learn the seven continents and five oceans.
– The human body and the five senses that provide information on the world around us.
– Animals and their needs.
– Art: the elements of colour, shape and line.
– RE: Faith and community, creation stories, and the harvest.
Important dates for the term
Friday 23rd October – Half Term begins
w/b Monday 23 November – Parents Meeting Week
Friday 18th December – School Term ends
Current home-learning expectations
The children will be given new spellings to learn each Friday. These are expected to be practised daily in their spelling book and will be tested each Friday. Please see the front cover of their spelling book for fun ways to practise spellings with your child.
The children all have a login for Timestable rockstars. Please ensure your child practises these for 15 minutes a week. I have set the tables so they have access to the tables which they are working on in maths.
This year it is extra vital that the children continue to read at home, and the school has introduced new ‘reading rivers’ to make the experience of recording their reading fun and flexible. The children should aim to complete one reading river each week, to be reviewed on Fridays.
The children made puppets and retold the story of the Hare and Tortoise, and practised working collaboratively. The first two weeks of term we’ve focused on getting to know the children, fostering perseverance and a ‘growth mindset’, and creating a strong class culture of teamwork.