Welcome to Year 2
Autumn Term 2018
Welcome to our Year 2 newsletter
Welcome back, we hope you all had a lovely holiday and are ready for a fun and exciting term. Our topic this term will be ‘Towers, Tunnels & Turrets’. We will be focussing on Henry VIII as our key person, looking at the book ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne. Reminder: We will be visiting Farnborough Vue Cinema, as part of the film festival opportunity offered to us by the ‘INTO FILM’. Thank you for sending in your reply slips.
Within the next couple of weeks, singing auditions will be being held for roles in the Christmas play. Your child may bring home words to practise, please keep these in their book bags. Please keep an eye out for costume requests, which will arrive as soon as the cast has been chosen.
Keep an eye on our Year 2 notice board (by the front entrance), as this is where we will provide you with additional information. In here, we will also keep you updated with what we are learning each week in English and Mathematics.
During Autumn 2 in Mathematics, we will be continuing to look at the key operations of addition and subtraction as well as looking at measurement (money), Multiplication, and Division.
In English, we will be looking at the book ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne focussing on a range of objectives. We will also be concentrating on handwriting, which will be a big focus for the children throughout their work this year. We will be encouraging the children to self-correct, punctuate and proof read to check for errors in their writing in order to achieve end of year age related expectations.
Thank you for your continued support in hearing your child read at home. Book club (guided reading) will continue to take place and your child will have their books changed on their given day. The children may bring home different coloured sticker books as they move up through the colours.
The children will continue to practice spelling weekly key words in class; this will sometimes include homophones, the use of suffixes and spelling rules. The children will need to ensure their spelling books are in their book bags every day. Please continue to practice these words at home.
Willow class student teacher: This half term, Willow will have a trainee teacher, Mr Watson, from Winchester University completing part of his PGCE.
PE Days: Due to timetable changes for the Christmas play, both Sycamore and Willow will be doing PE on Thursday mornings.
Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is clearly marked with their name. If children have longer hair, please make sure they have this tied back on P.E days or provide them with hair bands to allow this to happen. If your child has pierced ears, please also remove these on P.E days.
Library: Sycamore and Willow: Friday afternoon
Please note; we will only be able to issue a new book if the previous one has been returned. A charge of £5.00 is made for lost books.
Open door Policy: We hope that if you have any worries or concerns about your child that you feel we need to know about, you will come and speak to us as soon as it is convenient for you or make an appointment for a chat. We are always happy to see if we can help and we would like to make the transition from Year 1 to Year 2 as easy as possible.
Mrs Fowler, Mr Holden, Mrs Smith, Mrs Oliver and Mrs McArdell