The Year 2 team would like to welcome you and your children to the new school year. Our topic this half term is called ‘Land Ahoy’. We would like to say thank you to all those who did their Land Ahoy homework packs over the Summer holidays.
As part of this topic, the children will be learning what life was like onboard sailing ships and investigating materials considering which will float and which will sink!
In literacy, we will be writing recounts about our exciting trip to the HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool on the 12thth September. We will also be exploring the story `The Snail and the Whale` by Julia Donaldson.
We have P.E. at least once a week. The days for this do change every half term but we will let you know when this is. This half term P.E. will be on a Wednesday but we would like the children to bring in their P.E. Kits on a Monday morning and take them home on a Friday afternoon. P.E. kits consist of a coloured t-shirt depending on which house your child is in (red for Riverside, blue for Transporter, green for Dorman and yellow for Albert), black shorts and P.E. shoes for outside.
Could you please make sure your child’s name is written inside their cardigans and jumpers as well as their P.E. Kits.
In Year 2 the children will receive homework every Friday. This homework must be returned by Wednesday so that it can be marked and returned to the children on Friday. The children will also be receiving spelling homework this term.
If you have any questions about homework, or need any advice, please come and speak to us.
Additionally, if you need any language support, please let us know; we have Punjabi/Urdu speakers available and Mrs Thomas will be only too happy to help with Arabic and Farsi.
Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school every day and, if possible, try to hear them read every night. Talk about the book and what happened, encourage your child to answer simple questions and link the story/events to their everyday life.
We change home reading books regularly but the children can ask for a new book at any time.
We will be taking the children to visit the HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool on Tuesday 12th September. We will be sending a letter and consent form for the trip home with the children. Can you please try to get this signed and returned to school promptly.
Click on the links below to play some interactive learning games with your children. There are also some useful sites for parents too.
BBC KS1 Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/
BBC KS1 Bitesize Science Clips: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/science_6_7.shtml
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