We hope that you and your children have had a very enjoyable summer break, and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of a new term.
The autumn term is always a busy time for children in Year 2. In English, we will be learning about traditional tales and instructions while also concentrating on grammar, spelling and punctuation (GPS).
In Maths, we will be recalling number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 while also securing children’s knowledge of place value, addition and subtraction.
In Science, we will be studying ‘Materials’ and developing children’s scientific enquiry skills. Foundation subjects will now be taught as part of a thematic approach. Children will be able to make connections between areas of learning and consolidate their skills. During the autumn term year 2’s topic theme will be ‘Up, up and away’.
Class 7’s PE lessons take place on Thursdays and Fridays.
Class 8’s PE lessons take place on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Class 9’s PE lessons take place on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. Should you wish, PE kit and water bottles (20p) can be purchased from the school office. 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. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Children in Year 2 receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out on Friday and tested on the following Friday. Children are still expected to complete their reading comprehension homework and questions are usually found inside the front cover of their reading book. Children should complete at least one comprehension per week. Additional creative homework (purple book) will also be given out throughout the year.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
Miss H Knowles Mrs K.Perry/Miss K.Jones Miss N.Di Bernardo
Class 7 Class 8 Class 9
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