Dear Parents and Carers
Last term, we trialed a more flexible homework system and the feedback from parents was extremely positive. We know how busy weekends and evening can be – some more than others. To help both the children and your time with them at the weekends, we have produced a homework grid. Click the link at the end of this to take a look at the homework grid.
Some activities can be completed in a few minutes (for those extremely busy weekends) and some are much more open ended. You children can spend as much time on these as they (and you) want. The choice of the weekly homework task is entirely theirs and all we ask is that homework is handed in by Wednesday.
In most weeks, your child will have time on Friday to share and celebrate their homework with their classmates.
The homework book is kept in school and staff will stick work in when your child hands it in. Children have a plastic folder with their homework grid and any homework they complete is kept in the folder. All homework will be looked at during the class sharing session and then placed in their homework books. You will be given these at the end of the school year to see the wonderful work you have completed with your child.
Spellings are sent home Monday each week.
As always, if you have any questions about homework or spellings, please talk to your child’s teacher.
Year 2 Team
The Great Fire of London
Hello and welcome back,
We all hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you all a Happy New Year.
Year 2 have started the new year off with a bang! Firstly, we have loved hearing about all the wonderful and festive things you have been doing over the Christmas Holidays.
We have got straight back in to reading, writing and number work in Maths. Writing our New Years resolutions (make sure you ask your child what they’ve promised to do this year), remembering how to double numbers and catching up with how much the children have been reading over the holidays. Spellings for this week are: 1.1
who, whole, any, many, clothes
We also had an exciting visit from Real History Alive. We are learning about The Great Fire of London this half term. The children are very excited for what’s to come this term.
What a smashing start to the new year!
Year 2 children were lucky to have a visit from special visitors this morning. Intrepid time traveller, Daisy took us all on a historic adventure back to the year 1666!
We had a tour of medieval London in the live ‘Great Fire of London’ show and met a man called Samuel Pepys. Do you know who he is?
We enjoyed searching for clues to discover how the great fire started and destroyed so much of the old city.
Watch out for the photos of the fabulous workshops!
Tomorrow afternoon (Friday 22nd) is the day of our Winter fair. Year 2 have been writing numbers 1 – 100 on bonus balls ready for some lucky winner to win the Fantastic Prize.
Come along and visit our stall to pick a number . The winning number will be pulled out once all numbers are taken by the end of the fair.
£1 a go!
In our quality text, The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark Plop met a little boy scout and asked him what he thought of the dark.
We looked at the different activities scouts do and had a go at some of them – toasting marshmallows, putting up tents, making dens and archery.
We have been mastering spelling words with the ‘ou’ sound.
Can you think of any other words with this sound?
This half term, we have been learning about nocturnal animals and have loved reading our quality text ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’
Before we started reading it we had fun predicting what we think will happen in the story, what do you think will happen?
We are very excited to be going to the Pantomime on Thursday 7th December.
Don’t forget it will be a later collection time. Please return all slips by Wednesday 6th December
You will need to collect your child from the usual place on the KS1 Playground.
We are delighted to be able to present to you our Christmas Production of –
Christmas through the Decades
This will held in the old hall on Monday 18th December at 1.30pm
Wednesday 20th December at 9.30am
We look forward to two very enjoyable performances and hope to see you there.
2SD had an excellent time creating rockets using different materials this week.
We used a range of materials and methods to create our space art, including painting, clay modelling and collage.
Well done to 2SD for being awarded the Smartest Class of the Week!
As a reward 2SD were given some time to use the Ipads on Friday.
What a fantastic end to this half term!