Welcome to Year 2!
The children in Ash Class are taught by -
Miss A Poynton Mrs K Roper Miss K Dakin
Class Teacher Learning Support Assistant 1 to 1 support
Spring Term 1
A warm welcome back to the spring term and a very happy new year.
As you already know, this year all of our topics in Ash Class are based around film and theatre and this half term our topic is 'The Jungle Book'!
'Look for the bare necessities,
the simple bare necessities,
forget about your worries
and your strife.
I mean the bare necessities,
are Mother Nature's recipes,
that bring the bare necessities of life!'
From all things cold to all things hot as we are now heading to the jungle to meet some of the most interesting animals on our planet and discover why they live where they do. We will be comparing and researching habitats of different animals around the world, including animals that we can find living in our very own gardens.
We are going to be exploring and writing our own creative texts using inspiration from not only 'The Jungle Book' but also 'The Tiger Child' by Joanna Troughton and 'Rumble in the Jungle' by Giles Andreae. We will be exploring food chains and comparing food that animals eat to the food that we humans eat. From this in D&T we will be using our knowledge to make our very own sensational salads and learning all about healthy eating. We will be peeling, zesting and cutting whilst preparing our very own healthy 'jungle-style' dishes! I am pretty sure that we are going to have a 'wild' time throughout this delightfully fun topic!
What have we been up to?
Year 1 and Year 2 trip to Twin Lakes (85 images)
We had the best day ever at Twin Lakes!
Created: 16 Dec 16 10:12 | Last modified: 16 Dec 16 10:34
Polar Express day (32 images)
We had the most magical day watching the Polar Express in our pyjamas whilst drinking hot chocolate and eating delicious cookies. We spent the rest of our day making lots of crafty things and completing some fun Polar Express activities!
Created: 8 Dec 16 13:57 | Last modified: 9 Dec 16 07:39
Lego! (4 images)
Harry's Dad brought in some Lego for us to see. He used to build things with it when he was a little boy and he still does now! Aren't they brilliant?!
Created: 9 Sep 16 13:35 | Last modified: 9 Sep 16 13:37
During our 'Toy Story' topic we explored the illustrations in children's books and thinking about how they have changed in style and content over the last 50 years. We replicated the style of a current illustrator, Lauren Child, and have drawn some of our favourite characters. We created a collage using lots of different materials for the background and then drew the characters to stick on top. They are incredibly effective! See how Lauren Child creates her illustrations here.
PE kits and days
We will be having two hours of PE a week every Monday and Tuesday. It is very important that your child has a suitable indoor and outdoor PE kit with trainers. Please make sure that your child's PE kit is clearly named.
Homework is very important as it helps your child to revise what they have learnt in school. It also helps to keep you informed of their progress and the current topics in the classroom. In Year 2, homework is a little different:
Spellings are set weekly and children will be tested on Fridays.
Maths homework is also given out on Fridays and collected in the following week.
Daily reading is also essential. Click here to read about our school's reading scheme.
Things we need
- Please ensure that your child brings their book bag with reading book and diary into school every day.
- A water bottle and a healthy snack for break. In case you forget, there is always fruit in the classroom each day and also fresh water. You can also send in 30p for the daily tuck shop - just hand it in to Miss Poynton who will keep it safe.
- Please ensure that your all of your child’s clothing is clearly labelled with their name so that we can try our best to return any items if lost.
- Show and tell takes places every Friday. As it is so popular, just 3 children are chosen from a list to do this each week. Your child will be asked whether they would like to do it or not the previous week. We do encourage children to bring in something that they have won or been awarded, something linked to our topic, something linked to a big event like the birth of a baby or something they have made.
Ash is full of amazing children and we want to celebrate every success and achievement during this year both inside and outside of school. Mrs Harvey and myself would love to hear about all the amazing things your child does, so please do come in and tell us about them.
... and finally
We hope your child is as excited about the school year in Ash Class as we are.
As a team, we are always here for you. If you need to discuss anything, please do come in and have a chat. If however you would like a longer session to talk about your child's needs please make an appointment so we can discuss your child without feeling rushed. If you need any other information please do not hesitate to ask.
P.S Keep checking back for our latest newsletters, information about what we are getting up to in class or pictures of us having lots of fun!
Active Learn Primary
Bug Club (e-books) and exciting maths games. Please see me if you wish to use this at home and you need your child's username and password. A great resource!
Phonics is very important as this comes into every lesson and every subject. www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/
I am Learning
Play fun games linked to all aspects of the curriculum. If you are not sure of your password, come and ask.