Welcome to Year 2!
Teacher: Miss Allen
TA Support: Mrs Samecki
End of Year 2 Objectives
These are the objectives that we aim to meet by the end of Year 2 for the key areas.
Summer Term 2021
I hope you all had a lovely Easter break! We are looking forward to the new term and all of the exciting work we will be doing! I would just like to remind you that children must have their diaries in school every day, and should be bringing in homework and kit on the appropriate days.
Topics this half term
Our topics for this term are ‘The 7 wonders of Nottingham‘ where we will be diving in to the local history. After that, we will be (virtually) exploring the Tropical Shores of the Caribbean and discovering the wonders of the carnival and the amazing animals and people living there!
Please make sure that you read with your child at least 4 times per week. Rewards are given at the end of each half term for children who read 4 times or more each week but this must be signed by an adult in reading diaries. Reading diaries are checked every Friday.
Every Tuesday, children will be taking part in P.E. sessions. Please make sure that your child is wearing the appropriate, labelled kit on this day! Please can children also bring a pair of trainers to change into on Thursdays.
Forest school will take place on Friday afternoons. Though we are trying to limit the amount of belongings brought in from home, your child must bring in a pair of wellies with their name on in order to participate in the Forest School sessions. If they wish, they may bring in some over trousers and other waterproofs which can be worn over the top of the school uniform, along with scarves, gloves and hats in the colder months.
Homework this year will be given out on Thursdays via Class Dojo. This needs to be completed to the best of your child's abilities - the homework intends to revise work already completed in lessons but if your child needs support or guidance please show this in a different colour where possible! Feel free to make any notes on it so that we know how to support them further in their learning of the topic. The completed homework will then need to be submitted via scanning or taking a picture, and uploading this to Class Dojo.
In Year 2, children need to know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables! Please try and practice this at home too. This could be counting steps in multiples while walking or going up the stairs, counting money or even just making a poster to have them displayed around the house!
Due to the current circumstances, the government have decided to postpone SATS testing in Year 2 and 6, therefore we will not be doing any official testing. However, we will still be using past papers and other pieces of work as well as my teacher assessment to inform their end of year/end of KS1 results.
HOME LEARNING LINKS!
As this is a SATs year at school, it's important to keep learning and revising what we've learned, particularly if you are unable to attend school. Below are some of our favourite links we recommend to support learning at home.
We love Forest School!
Wow! We had lots of fun designing our own easter eggs. We had a lot of fun trying to find them in Forest School too!
As part of our 'All About Me' topic, we learned about what we need to stay healthy and then made a self-portrait out of things in our environment!