Miss Holmes' Class

Year 2

Welcome back everyone!

I hope you had a restful break and are refreshed and ready to start your final term as Year 2's!

Use the link below to see what we will be studying this term:

 

A few things that you may find useful to know.

 

 Our topic this term is time travellers where we will become history detectives to find out what daily life was like for our grandparents when they were young. We will be identifying similarities and differences between our lives and our grandparents lives and using this to find out how things have developed and changed. This topic will be covered through many subjects and curriculum areas. 

We would love your participation in this topic by sharing stories from when you were young, showing your child photographs and exploring things (such as toys and music) that you had as a child. 

 

P.E. kits are required for dance and multi-skills sessions on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. However it would be useful for P.E. kits to remain in school all week in case of possible changes.

 

The children have a fortnightly forest school session on a Thursday afternoon. We go out in all weathers so please come prepared with warm clothes, wellies and waterproofs! 

 

Mr Bennett from the Shropshire Music Service will provide a weekly music session and singing practice on Tuesday afternoons.

 

 

Homework

Homework will be set on a Wednesday and needs to be returned by the following Monday to provide time for marking and adding the next piece. Homework provides a great opportunity for your child to share their learning in school with you at home and therefore it should be a shared exercise.

 

Spellings will be set and tested weekly and will reflect work in Phonics. Children will be given the opportunity to practise spellings in school using the look, cover, say, write and check method. Please encourage the use of this strategy when practising spellings at home.

 

Please encourage your child to read every day and share their books with you at home. Reading diaries are for you to make comments on your child's reading as well as for the adults in school and therefore need to be in school every day. The children also receive a raffle ticket for each time that they have read with an adult at home, giving them the chance to win a prize at the end of each week. The more raffle tickets, the more chance of winning! 

 

 It is important to keep practising maths facts in order to develop mental maths skills. Please encourage your child to practise recall of number bonds, addition and subtraction facts and 2, 5 and 10 times tables. 

 

 

Feel free to come and speak to me if you have anything you wish to discuss.

 

Sarah Holmes