Welcome to the start of Autumn Term of Year 2
The Year 2 team would like to welcome you back after what we hope was a wonderful Summer break. We have so many exciting things planned for the year ahead and we are looking forward to getting to know the children better.
Our team is made up of Mrs Brock, Mrs McAloon and Mrs Hughes. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Stanley and Mrs Collins. We are very lucky to have other adults also helping in our class on other days.
This term we’re going to be learning about 'Our Environment' in our Combined Studies work for the first half term and then Victorians in the final term. In Combined Studies the children will get the opportunity to learn about their local area, with a few trips out to places nearby. We will be learning more about the United Kingdom and the countries that are within it. We will also be spending some time thinking about how environments can vary from one another.
In Literacy we are going to start the year by looking at letter writing and then traditional tales. We are really excited to read lots of postcards that we have been sent over the holidays. We really want the children to know the purpose of a letter and the way in which it is laid out on a page. If the children could learn their home addresses, that would be brilliant.
Reading - The way in which we conduct Guided Reading is that every Monday all children work within small groups, led by an adult, to read, discuss and answer questions based on their understanding of the book. Later in the week they have opportunities to complete other comprehension related tasks and questions which support their reading comprehension. Please continue to read regularly with your child and sign their reading record book.
Grammar – The children are participating in regular Grammar lessons to support their understanding of punctuation and word classes. We try to incorporate this into the other lessons as much as possible. The children are given weekly spellings, which relate to rules that we are working on in class. Please make sure that the children get regular practice of these.
In Maths, we are starting the year by looking at place value and how numbers relate to each other. We will be using lots of practical equipment to support the children's learning and will be encouraging discussion as much as possible.
We really hope this first term is a brilliant one for the children and that they feel settled into year 2 quickly.