It has been an exciting few weeks back at School after the Summer Holidays and Year 2C have settled into their new classroom tremendously well!
We are lucky because we have lots of adults helping in our class. Mrs Bates and Miss Clifton help us every day, they are our learning support assistants. Miss Newman joins us in the morning for our reading sessions. For this half term, we have specialist tennis coaches teaching us PE every Wednesday afternoon. Our other PE lesson is on Friday mornings so please don’t forget to bring in your PE kit on these days! It would be very helpful if you could label everything in the PE kits. That way if clothes or shoes get mixed up they can be easily returned to their rightful owner.
It really has been a busy month so far! Our topic this term is ‘Artists’ and we are focussing on Henry Matisse and Pablo Picasso. The children will be learning how to sketch and to imitate the techniques used by Matisse and Picasso. In Science we are learning about everyday materials. Now that we are in Year 2, we are beginning to design and lead our own experiments! In RE we are learning about the creation story.
In Year 2 we have daily reading sessions, where your child will read 1:1 with an adult. It is very important that your child brings in their reading record every day, so that an adult can write a comment. It is also important that your child is read with at home. It is expected that your child reads several pages a night and talks about their book, amounting to 15-20mins each night. Please sign and make a comment, this helps us to know how your child's reading is coming along at home
We also visit the Library in Saint Margaret Mary Annexe, to choose and borrow books every two weeks.
We love to learn, grow and play together in Year 2! Please keep checking our class page for photographs of our learning and any trips we go on!