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Year 2

Welcome to Year Two! We have a very busy and exciting term ahead of us. I am really looking forward to all the fantastic work we are going to produce together.  

This term, the title of our theme is ‘Leaving a Legacy’.

The main focus of our theme this term will be History but we will also be doing DT, Art and ICT. We will be thinking about how transport has changed over time and looking at the key events of the Great Fire of London. Our theme after ‘Leaving a Legacy’ will change to focus on Geography.

If there is anything else you would like to know about our theme, please ask.  I am more than happy to discuss the work we will be completing.

Supporting your child at home

There is an expectation that children will read at home daily. Please ensure that you note what has been read in your child’s reading diaries and send these to school every day. A member of the Year Two teaching team will check reading diaries regularly and a reward system will be used to help children celebrate the books they have read.

Spelling books need to be in school everyday as we work in them during lessons. Spelling homework will be given out on Tuesdays starting from 20th September. This will be a list of spellings and an activity that helps to learn these for a revision activity in class on Monday. If you would like some additional ideas on how to help your child learn their spellings, please ask.

To avoid children worrying please inform us if there are any difficulties completing learning activities at home.

Other classroom Information

I would really like to get back to using book bags in school instead of backpacks. Backpacks take up a lot of space and can get damaged in school. Please bring a book bag to school with a book and reading record in every day. If you cannot find your child’s book bag, please let me know

Please come to school dressed in your PE kit on Wednesday. Some lessons will take place outside so please ensure your child has appropriate clothes relevant to the weather conditions. We will also be completing the daily mile outside every day before lunch. As we are only small in Year 2, the distance we cover will be limited to 10 minutes of movement and there is no expectation to run the whole distance.  

School water bottles are welcome in school at all times - please ensure these only contain water unless other arrangements have been made with the class teacher/ head teacher.

Please refer to the school website about uniform. The children always return to school looking incredibly smart and I look forward to seeing this continuing throughout the year.  Please ensure your child has a tie if they are wearing winter uniform.

Thank you for your continued support. I am sure we will have a fantastic year and have a lot of fun (there will be a lot of work as well).

The Year 2 teaching team (Mrs Nash, Mrs Rayment, Mrs Dejewska, Mrs D’Agostino and Miss Sullivan).