We hope that you and your children had a very enjoyable Summer break and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of a new term. The children are eager to continue their journey to develop new skills in Year 2 and are excited about their learning.
The Autumn term is always a crucial time for children in Year 2. Our theme for this term is ‘Up, up and away!’ and as part of their learning children will have the opportunity to take part in an enrichment day at RAF Cosford. In Science, children will learn about uses of everyday materials. As part of the Up, up and away theme children will develop their painting and design a kite!
In Maths we will start by continuing their understanding of place value and children will begin to extend their skills in adding two numbers together. As mathematicians in Year 2 the children will be counting forwards and backwards in ones, twos, fives and tens up to 100 will begin to quickly recite the
number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.
In English, we will be concentrating on applying our spelling, grammar and punctuation skills in writing, and develop interesting sentences by using connectives and adjectives to improve their writing.
For more details about our learning this term please click on the Autumn Term Curriculum Overview.
Throughout the term, children will have a weekly spelling test. This will be on a Tuesday and new spellings will be given out on the same day.
Pupils will remain in their classes for the majority of lessons, with the exception of phonics for which they will be ability set and may change teacher/classrooms.
Your child will continue to have their purple homework books to develop their creative skills as well consolidating their learning in the classroom at home.
Please continue to support your child’s reading at home as much as possible. We remind you that children’s books need to be in school every day. We would also encourage you to write a comment in their home/school diary, building their confidence and the link between home and school. Any extra practise at home is always welcome!
Children need to keep a P.E kit in school but generally children in Year 2 will have P.E on alternate days each week. The days are Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. In the interests of safety no jewellery, including earrings and bangles, should be worn on PE days.
Please ensure all uniform (including PE kit and pumps/trainers) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there was a lot of lost property left in school at the end of the Summer term and we are aware how expensive it is!
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
We have much to be excited about for the Autumn Term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress.
Mr Sandhi – 2S Miss Devi – 2D Miss Payton – Year 2 support
Year 2 had a fantastic experience in exploring their new topic ‘Up, up and away!’ The children were dressed in their chosen costumes and discussed their favourite flying toy.
They also participated various activities including a mock flight to Paris, building and painting their own wooden aeroplane, researching information with non-fiction books and the internet. They also watched clips from the film ‘Up’. In the afternoon, the children created Pointillism hot air balloons and ended the day by releasing the balloons into the sky. A couple of days later, we received a call from Bilston to confirm that a pink balloon arrived in her garden!
2H created these fabulous castles as a home learning project. They are super and thanks to parents for your support with our project.
Year 2 have enjoyed a fabulous visit from Well and Karen from the Happening History Company. Our topic is Castles and we have been learning about the first castles, life in castles, who lived in them and what rooms were inside and what they were used for. We had such a great day and experienced wearing armour, we dressed as servants, noblemen and ladies in their particular clothes, we ground wheat to make flour using heavy stones and created butter using butter churns. We learnt that medieval people created the material linen for their clothes by weaving wool and rich people wove silk from the silk worm and dyed it to make their beautiful clothes. Our photos demonstrate the great learning that went on.
Well and Karen emailed us the following day and said,
‘The children were brilliant, they had great knowledge and listened well. We were amazed they could remember the name linen, that almost never happens! They asked really good questions and were obviously keen to learn. They are a credit to the school!’
Getting ready to welcome our lovely mums, nans and people who care for us to
our Mother’s Day assembly.
We created an Acrostic Mother’s Day poem together to share about how we feel about our Mums.
Photos from 2017/2018
Year 2 enjoyed a ‘Royal Wedding’ celebration day. We all dressed up in red, white and blue and learnt about a traditional church wedding. We also designed wedding dresses, commemorative mugs and wedding cakes. The school cook made us delicious cake to eat too!
Year 2 have visited Warwick Castle and had a fabulous day. We saw first-hand what a castle really looked like and went in the Great Hall to see the weapons, armour and shields that were used a long time ago. We experienced an Archer shooting arrows, the trebuchet working and birds of prey flying through the air.
In the Kingmaker exhibition we learnt about life long ago and how Knights prepared for battle.
Spyro – the Bearded Dragon came to visit year 2.
Year 2 created fabulous Lighthouses for their home learning.