Mrs Butler, Mrs Page and Mrs Stopford
Welcome to year 2
A very warm welcome to parents and children in class 2B. We will be learning about lots of exciting things during this term and I hope we will have lots of fun!
Please ensure that your child returns their reading books (including class reading books and library books) in their bag each Thursday.
**We have a new online reading scheme**
There will be a letter in your bag today, 28th September, about our new reading online reading scheme. There should also be some instructions on how to navigate the website. The letter has your logon details. Let the office know if you have a problem logging on. Each week, Mrs Butler will assign a new book (or two). There are two types of book:
Rocket Phonics: You should be able to read this yourself, fluently, and you should be able to answer most of the quiz questions correctly.
Galaxy: These books are a little more tricky and so the book should be shared between you and an adult.
You can earn stars and rewards. Let me know what you think about the books.
Other books you will have: Library book and Oxford Reading Tree Books. Please remember to return these on Thursdays. We have to clean and quarantine them for a period of time before they can be shared again.
Our Learning this term
RE - we will be:
learning about Old Testament stories and prayers and we will explore some important images of God found in the scriptures. In our class worship, we will pray together. The focuses will include feast days, families, ideas from our learning in RE, values and virtues and other subjects that the children suggest. Towards the end of the autumn term, we will be learning about the symbols and characters of the liturgical Season of Advent. It will focus on Advent being a season of preparation for Christmas through the story of John the Baptist.
Collective worship is crucial to the spiritual life of our school and to pupils’ moral and spiritual development. Taking part in daily collective worship helps build community cohesion by creating a consistent structure around the core values and symbols of Christianity. Children will be supported in planning collective worship and will take on different roles in our acts of worship, e.g. sharing prayers, reading scripture, reflecting.
English Reading - We will be:
And lots more!
English Writing – We will be:
And lots more!
Maths We will be learning about:
Number and Place value
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
Science We will be:
Golden thread We will be:
learning about how our actions can change our planet and cause harm. Our focus is on the problem of litter and the impact of litter (specifically, plastics) on a marine environment.
In Art & Design we will be:
Reading books and maths and English homework will be given out on Mondays and are to be returned on Thursdays. Thank you for your support. PE timetable to be confirmed.