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Year 2

Welcome from Miss O' Donovan & Miss Buckley 

Dear Parents and Children,

Welcome to year 2.

The children have settled into year 2 very well and continue to impress us every day with their energy, enthusiasm and desire to get stuck into challenges.

Maths:

In year 2, we will be following The White Rose scheme of work. As well as challenging the children (and giving those who are ready an opportunity to move on), this scheme will also help us to identify any areas of weakness that can then be addressed in more detail.

Thematic work:

For the foreseeable, we have decided as a school, to do a series of shorter themes (2 or 3 weeks approx.) rather than one theme for the whole term. I am basing our first unit of work on a book called 'The Way Home for Wilf'. This will incorporate work on geography, nature, science, writing, art/DT while also giving the children the opportunity to develop their IT/research skills. 

PE:

Our external sports provider, Miss Berry, will continue to work with year 2 on Thursday afternoons.  All children will need to come in dressed in their outdoor PE kit. 

Forest Schools:

Starting on the 3rd November, children in year 2 will be participating in Forest Schools. Children are to come to school each Tuesday dressed in suitable outdoor clothing. It will go ahead each Tuesday afternoon, for 6 weeks, regardless of the weather. 

Lunch:

A copy of our most recent school dinner menu is displayed next to our door, complete with a picture of each option, so that all the children know what they are ordering. 

Homework:

We understand that most people are very busy with all sorts of commitments, but we would be very grateful if you could listen to your child read at least three times a week. Even though we have not yet covered multiplication in maths, the children can practice their times tables on Times Table Rockstars. The login details that they received in year 1 will still work and I also have spare copies of these details, if needed. This same password enables them to log onto Numbots. The children can also spend time practicing spellings from the year 1 and 2 word list. These words are used on a daily basis in writing across the curriculum.  See the file in Downloads for a list of the words. 

If you have any questions, please contact the office and we will answer any questions you may have as best we can. 

Kind Regards

Miss O’ Donovan & Miss Buckley