Welcome back to the new school year, we hope the children are well and are looking forward to Year 2 at Elston Hall.
Purple creative homework books will continue this year and we aim for it to allow our children to both consolidate their learning from class as well as move their learning on. This homework book will be coming home with your child soon – please look out for this!
Phonics will initially be class based this year, with two groups within the class. Children will receive spellings on a Friday, to be tested on the following Friday.
Children will continue to receive reading books linked to their ability from school. Expectations of completing at least one reading comprehension on a weekly basis will continue. Questions are usually found inside the front cover of their reading book.
Our PE sessions are as follows:
Class 7 – Wednesday and Friday
Class 8 – Wednesday and Friday
Class 9 – Thursday and Friday
Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit (consisting of black shorts, a white top and pumps) in school at all times. As we get into the winter months, children will need an outdoor kit. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days.
We have a fantastic topic this term called ‘Up, Up and Away’ and we cannot wait to start learning about famous explorers and the continents they have travelled to.
Children will enter and leave school through the Year 2 door. The door will be opened at 8.45am and closed at 9.00am. Late children will need to report to the main office.
We look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your child has a fantastic time in Year 2. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us. Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Knowles Miss Maguire Mrs Perry/Miss Tolley
Class 7 (Year Leader) Class 8 Class 9
We had a great turn out and children enjoyed showing their parents how they add and subtract using pictures, number tracks, number lines, apparatus and partitioning. Thank you to all of the families involved.
Year 2 have had a fantastic day at Legoland and have been fantastic adventurers. Children have competed a range of challenges to collect their explorer badges just like Russell from Up.
Children enjoyed building and racing cars, watching a 4D movie and creating their own hot air balloon.
Children’s behaviour was outstanding and they were all a credit to our school.
Year 2 have had a lovely day at West Midlands Safari Park and children thoroughly enjoyed their experience. We saw lots of different wild animals and even had the opportunity to hold some of the smaller creatures. Snowy the snake was definitely our favourite creature to touch.
We cheered for Callum the sea-lion and enjoyed watching all of his tricks. We couldn’t believe how clever he was.
Year 2 have had a bostin’ day at the Black Country Museum. Children have had the chance to ride on transport from the past, watch a black and white Laurel and Hardy film and experienced what life would have been like for a Victorian child. Children were a credit to Elston Hall and impressed the tour guides with their manners and enthusiasm.
Photos from 2017/2018