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Year 2

September 2019

Dear Parents

Welcome back to school. We hope that everyone had an enjoyable summer break and that your child is excited about coming back to the start of a new school year.

Classes 2B and 2M

Theme – Houses and Homes

  • Science –Materials. What are the things in our homes made from?
  • History – Homes in the past
  • Geography –Homes around the world.
  • ICT – Basic skills, e-safety, use of internet for research and Textease
  • Art/DT – Colour mixing, observational drawing, clay/collage houses
  • Music – Singing/Feel the Pulse
  • RE – What does a Muslim look like? /Harvest
  • PE – Multi skills / Basket ball
  • PSHE – Me and My Relationships
  • PE will be Tuesdays and Fridays

All children will need named pumps/trainers, white t-shirt and black shorts for PE. As the weather becomes colder, children may prefer to wear black leggings/tracksuit bottoms and school jumper.

On Tuesdays all children to come into school in their P.E kits with their uniforms in their pump bags. P.E bags to be left in school ready for the Friday lesson.

Routines

The doors will open at 8.50am. Children should bring reading wallets, spelling books and water bottles into class.

Reading:

In school your child will have a weekly guided reading session with the teacher using books which are at the appropriate level. They also have additional reading opportunities weekly in class lessons.

Reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please sign to say your child has read their book.

Please encourage your child to read a little every night; recording in the reading diary which pages your child has read. It is good to discuss the content/story with your child to ensure they fully comprehend. Also talk about any new vocabulary.

Homework:

Spelling: All children will bring home spellings to practise. These are based on the spelling patterns that are taught in class. Please practise these words with your children using the ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ method. Children are to copy the list three times then write two sentences that incorporate the spellings on their list.

In school spellings will be tested in the form of a dictation. This will include some of the new spellings and high frequency words.

Maths: All children will bring a piece of maths homework on Fridays to be completed and returned by Wednesday.

Information pack – This includes useful information on how we do letter formation and joins, number formation and key spellings that Year 2 children should know. We have also included a list of useful websites that your child can access.

Reminder:

Please remember all uniform needs to be clearly named with your child’s name.

Yours sincerely

Mrs K Brown Miss B McMurroug

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