Week beginning Monday 16th July 2018
The Year 2 Leavers Ball is on Tuesday 17th July from 5 to 6.30pm.
The Year 2 Leavers Assembly is on Thursday 19th July from 2 – 2.45pm. Please join us in the playground after for some refreshments.
Please could all children bring their recorders into school everyday.
Our topic this term is Moving On. We will continue to prepare the children for their transition to their next school.
We will begin creating information leaflets for our school telling visitors all about it.
Our phonics focus:
We are continuing to look at alternative spellings and learn new spelling rules. We will also be learning how to improve our visual memory and exploring strategies for remembering how words are spelt.
We will be focusing on place value and 3-digit numbers.
Things to do at home
Practise recalling 2, 3, 5, 10 times tables
Tell the time to 5 minute intervals.
Look at tricky spellings in your reading book and try and visualise and memorise the shape of longer words. Then practise them by writing them in different ways.
Look at family photos and see how you have changed and grown.
A typical day in Year 2
Start of the day
At 8.45am we arrive at school, find our name card or peg in. Hang up our book bags and have the chance to go to the book corner and change our reading book. We find the table where our group are working, sit down and quietly begin our task.
An important part of our learning takes place outside and all children have the opportunity to work in the outside classroom during the morning session.
We all spend some time learning together on the carpet.
Reading & Handwriting
We love to read and we practise our handwriting every day. We are also are thinking hard about leaving finger spaces between words and about capital letters and full stops.
After lunch we return to the classroom and sit quietly on the carpet ready for the afternoon. We begin the afternoon with guided reading, handwriting and phonics. We follow this by the final session of the day which may consist of Art, History, Science or PE.
Ready steady go time
At 9.15am we tidy away our morning activity and go to the carpet area to reflect on the previous day, share news and think about the day ahead.
We begin our first session, which will usually be English or Maths. We begin our lesson with a whole class session on the carpet area, then work in small groups or independently.
Half way through the morning session, we meet together on the carpet for milk and fruit. During milk and fruit we share our learning, then listen to a story or play a game.
We stop for lunch at 12 noon. We either have packed lunches or hot school dinners.
At around 2.40pm we tidy away and gather together on the carpet for a story and celebrate our stars of the day. At 3pm we gather up our jumpers, cardigans, our coats, book bags and any letters, then we line up to go home.