Welcome to Year 2
The teachers in year 2 this year are, Mrs Watson (2P), Mrs Robson (2P), Miss Goswami (2T) and Mr Arch (2L). You may also work with Miss Kavanagh, Mrs Dosanjh, Mrs Lowes and Mrs Ebling.
The topic for this term is "Growing and Changing", We will be exploring this topic in lots of exciting ways in all our subjects. For example, we will investigate plants and life cycles in Science; Research and compare West Bridgford with another Country and look at the life of a significant individual through the life of Florence Nightingale. We will also explore a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Please keep an eye out for our classroom displays and on the windows to see examples of the children's work.
PE will still happen on Tuesday or Wednesday, but we also have swimming starting this half term on Friday mornings and we also have some Tennis, so our PE sessions will be more flexible this term. Therefore, we would ask you to ensure that your PE kit is in school at all times as we may need to change our days.
We will be giving out MyMaths and spelling homework every week. All the children have been given log in details for MyMaths and so far, it has been successful, but please let us know if you have any problems.
We will carry on giving out spelling sets every week and testing these on a Friday morning. These have been very successful so far and the children really seem to look forward to seeing how they have done. Thank you for all the support and practise that you are doing at home.
We will continue to have daily guided reading sessions (ensuring every child receives a guided reading session with the teacher once a week) and please remember that books can be changed at any time.
Support at home
Any extra support that you can give your child at home to support their learning is fantastic. We know that it can sometimes be hard to know what to focus on or what activities to do. We encourage you to come in and have a chat if you are unsure but below are just a few ideas that we know really help the children at school.
Timestables and divisions - we focus on 2, 5 and 10 in Year 2.
Time - being able to read a clock to the nearest quarter of an hour but mainly o'clock and half past.
Reading - many studies have concluded that 10 minutes reading a day has a huge positive impact on a childs educational development, as well as being a fun activity to do!
Handwriting - we use the Cursive writing style and the website below has some great support ideas.