Welcome to Year 2!
Welcome to our Year 2 class page. Our Year 2 class teachers are Mrs Malcolm and Miss Gravell, Mrs Jordan is our teaching assistant. In Year 2 we work hard to always try our best, learn new things everyday and become super independent learners. We will update this page with some of our exciting learning that we would love to share with you at home - so make sure you keep checking for updates!
Mrs Malcolm & Miss Gravell
Wow, what a fantastic first half term we have had in Year 2! The children have all settled in brilliantly and are working hard with all of their new Year 2 challenges. Thank you to all the parents who attended Parent's Evening - it was great to meet you all and share your children's work with you. If you were unable to attend and would like to arrange a time to meet, please contact the office and Mrs Ainscough or Mrs Hollinshead will be able to organise this.
We have a busy time ahead this half term with lots of exciting learning before Christmas. Please check the newsletter for important dates.
The children have really enjoyed earning their dojo points and being able to celebrate this with you at home. Thank you to all the parents who have signed up to our class on Class Dojo. If you are yet to sign up and would like to, or need some assistance in doing so, please let me know. I will post any key class information and dates on there along with sharing some of the work we have been doing.
Please find below our Curriculum Map for this half term.
Many thanks, Mrs Malcolm
This half term our topics have been ‘The Place Where I Live’ and ‘Fighting Fit’.
During our topic of ‘The Place Where I Live’, the children learned about where they live, how the place where we live was different in the past and areas where we can play. The children then designed their own play area for their location and shared their design with the class. We used the computers to explore what Leyland was like in the past through the Leyland Historical website and sorted photographs along a timeline. We looked at how art has been influenced by environments and focused on the art work by LS Lowry. The children explored and formed opinions about his work, used pencils to draw stick figures and used paints to copy one of his pictures. We also enjoyed our annual visit from the Lancashire Fire Service to teach us about fire safety.
This half term our focus has been ‘Fighting Fit’ where we have been learning all about health, healthy eating and animal survival and growth through. The children are learning that humans have offspring which grow into adults and are finding out about and describing the basic needs of humans for survival (water, food and air). We are also learning about ‘Health – How we Grow and Stay Healthy’. The children will describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed continuing to learn their English texts and skills through Talk4Writing. We have written our own narratives based on the story of ‘The Pirates Next Door’, an information page all about our school, a tale with a twist based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and we are currently writing an instruction text about ‘How to Catch Santa’ before moving on to Christmas poetry.
This half term the children enjoyed a whole school ‘Science Week’. We enjoyed making our own ice cream, creating secret messages using lemon juice, making a coke and mentos rocket and exploring science in nature through a forest day. We were especially excited when the Life Education Bus came to visit to teach us all about feelings.
We would like to say a warm welcome to all our new Year 2 children and parents. Your children are now in their third year of primary school and we are very excited to be working with them as they learn lots of new things during this next year. We have listed some key information for Year 2 below which we hope will be useful to you.
All children in Year 2 need to have full indoor and outdoor PE kits in school at all times. A list of the items needed can be found in the uniform list in the parents section of this website. PE lessons will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays but kits may be needed at other times during the week. Please ensure all items of PE kit are clearly labelled to avoid items going missing.
Homework will be sent home every Thursday to be returned by the following Tuesday. Our homework will consist of a Maths and an English task which will be appropriate for the children's current stage in their learning. Homework tasks are an opportunity for your child to practise new skills and therefore we encourage the children to try and complete these independently.
All children have been sent home with a reading book and a reading diary. Books will be changed twice a week once your child has completed the book - more information has been included in the front of the reading diary.
We encourage the children to bring in water bottles filled with fresh water each day (no juice please). Children will be allowed to drink regularly throughout the day to avoid dehydration and support concentration. Water bottles can be purchased from the school office for £1.50, or you can provide one from home - please ensure your child's name is clearly written on their water bottle.
Snack remains at 20p for a slice or toast or a bag of fruit. We have a class box for snack money and purses to keep it safe during the day.
If you would like your child to have a carton of milk each day, you will need to register with 'Cool Milk'. The price is around £5 per term - for more information, please contact the office.
We will regularly update this webpage with details and information of all the exciting work we will be getting up to over the year. However, if you have any questions or would like to talk to us please catch us after school or contact the school office.
Mrs Malcolm & Miss Gravell