Welcome to the Year 2 class page!

Dear Parent/Carer, 

 

First of all I would like to welcome your child to Year 2 and wish them all the best for this year. It has been a pleasure to meet them all and behalf of the Year 2 team we are all looking forward to this year.

 

Here is an outline of what Year 2 will be covering this half term:

Mathematics – Year 2 will develop the children’s understanding of place value, then work on adding and subtracting single digits and two digit numbers. We will be learning to apply our understanding of place value, addition and subtraction through real life problem solving.

Literacy – We will be writing and reading narrative stories based on Traditional Tales. We will be learning to use and apply exciting vocabulary in our stories that will bring our writing to life.

RE – Our lessons will explore the theme of Beginnings. We will learn about the Creation Story and think about other beginnings we experience in our lives.

Topic – In our ‘My Manchester’ unit we will be learning about the city we live in. We will learn to use maps and apply these skills to help us develop our understanding of Manchester’s location. We will also study the history of Manchester with a focus on the area of Ancoats. 

Science – Our learning in science will focus on the ‘Animals including humans’ and how humans and animals differ as they grow.

 

Homework

Homework for this term will be found on the Year 2 Class Page on the school website. This will include weekly spellings, reading comprehension activities and maths work. The homework will be set each week on a Friday to be completed by the following Friday. There will be a weekly spelling test and a weekly arithmetic test. If access to any of these materials is difficult please let me know. 

 

Reading Books

Currently, we will not be sending home reading books however I would encourage you to sign up for https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ as there are lots of free e-books avaliable. If you need any help with levels I can advise you were to start.

 

P.E. kits

Children will need to arrive at school in their P.E. kits for their lessons. They MUST have the correct P.E. kit for outdoor games – a plain white t-shirt, black or blue shorts (or plain tracksuit bottoms and top when it gets colder). We will try to have lessons outside wherever possible.
P.E. will take place on a two week rota, in the first week the children will need to wear their kit on Monday (14th September) and Tuesday (15th September). The following week it will be Monday (21st September) and Wednesday (22nd September). This pattern will continue throughout the year, the children will be reminded the day before their lessons. A text will also be sent out the day before your child’s PE lessons as a reminder.

 

Important dates

Parents are encouraged to join our fortnightly class masses at church. Our first class Mass will be on the 8th of October 2020 and our second class Mass will be 10th December 2020.

 

If you have any questions about Year 2 please arrange to speak to Mr. Hoskin after school. 

 

Mr. Hoskin, Miss Brown and Mr Arnold