Class Two

Dear Children, Parents and Carers, 

Welcome back! It's been great to see you all in school after such a long break. Our Autumn Term is now well under way - we've adjusted already to some of the changes in place throughout the day and are now getting stuck into our Year Two learning journey together. 

Here are a few helpful notes about life in Class Two:

We share the teaching of Year Two across the week as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Mrs. Aldridge

Thursday, Friday: Miss McPherson. 

We work together as team and always share the progress of our children throughout the week. 

Book bags come into school on Mondays and Fridays; we will provide a new reading book on Monday to read throughout the week and another on Friday to enjoy over the weekend. If you can try to do a little bit of reading each day it will support us greatly with progress in school. After all, practice makes perfect!  

We will keep water bottles in school throughout the week to minimise contact between school and home. These will be regularly washed and topped up with fresh water. We'll put these in book bags at home time on Fridays, please remember to bring them back the following week!

It's useful to have some wellies or outdoor shoes kept in school for those occasions when we take our learning outside. We love using our beautiful grounds (whatever the weather!) and outdoor footwear can be kept in a bag on our pegs.

We have PE lessons twice a week on Wednesday and Thursday. Please bring PE kits on Wednesday and we will return them on Thursday afternoon. This should be a white T-shirt and black shorts or jogging bottoms with plimsolls for indoor and trainers (or outdoor shoes) for outdoors. 

In year two we have daily Worship and a phonics, maths and English lesson each morning. Worship on a Friday is particularly special when we're joined by Fr. Tom. We then explore Science, RE, Computing, Music, PSHE and Art in the afternoons - it's a busy day all round! 

This term we will explore:

Maths: Numbers to 50, addition and subtraction

Writing: Consistently using punctuation; capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We'll begin to extend our sentences using conjunctions such as 'and', 'because', 'so' and 'but.'

Science: Animals including Humans

RE: Creation - Who made the world?

Topic: This half term is a History topic exploring significant events in the past, such as The Great Fire of London, Guy Fawkes and the Titanic.

Our handwriting will be a big focus in Year 2 as we move into a cursive style, joining up the letters we have learnt.  There is more information about this on our website. 

We hope this overview gives an idea of what your children will be up to this term. We're thrilled to have them back with us in school and look forward to getting to know each of them better. Please do come and see us at drop-off time or home time if you have any questions, or if you prefer, you can arrange to telephone us in school. 

From Mrs. Aldridge and Miss McPherson