Welcome to Year 2!
The children in Ash Class are taught by -
Miss A Poynton Mrs K Roper Mrs N Beaverstock
Class Teacher Learning Support Assistant 1 to 1 support
The Gingerbread Man
...and other traditional tales
This term we will continue to develop a cross curricular mix of subject areas based on our topic of 'The Gingerbread Man'.
In this topic we will learn all about Traditional Tales. We will use the story of The Gingerbread Man to learn, retell, plan and write our own stories based on the classic tale. We will learn how to follow, order and write instructions as well as completing a recount of the events of the story.
We will continue to study the story in lots of detail during many other lessons. In Design and Technology we will create a moving picture image for The Gingerbread Man story. We will also plan, design and make a modern outfit for The Gingerbread Man. In Art we will create a gingerbread man collage and study a wide range of art and design techniques. In Science we will help the Gingerbread Man cross the river by creating a vessel for him to travel in. In order to do this we will need to identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. In Computing we will use presentation software to create an animated tale of The Gingerbread Man story. In Geography we will take part in a Gingerbread Man walk where we will plan a walk around significant places throughout our school, create a map of the walk and then complete the walk, photographing The Gingerbread Man in each of the locations!
It's going to be a jam packed term and we all look forward to every moment!
If you have any items or books that may be useful for our topic or any other area of school life then please bring them in.
What have we been up to?
Year 2 trip to Twycross Zoo! (57 images)
We had such a fun day at the zoo!
Created: 30 Jun 16 17:05 | Last modified: 1 Jul 16 08:01
Year 2 Nature Detectives (41 images)
We spent the morning being Nature Detectives! We had great fun creating rubbings, finding minibeasts and making our very own collages.
Created: 6 Jun 16 12:36 | Last modified: 6 Jun 16 13:09
Year 2 Easter Experience (21 images)
We had a lovely morning at church learning all about Easter.
Created: 17 Mar 16 11:45 | Last modified: 17 Mar 16 11:46
Year 2 trip to Conkers (125 images)
We had lots of festive fun on our trip to Conkers!
Created: 16 Dec 15 10:17 | Last modified: 17 Dec 15 15:18
Display Day- The Lion King! (23 images)
Our display theme was The Lion King. We spent lots of time making some wonderful lions!
Created: 27 Nov 15 11:33 | Last modified: 1 Dec 15 20:30
PE kits and days
We will be continuing with two hours of PE a week, every Wednesday and Thursday. It is very important that your child has a suitable indoor and outdoor PE kit with trainers, as we plan to be heading outside for lots of lessons now the weather is getting warmer. PE kit should be a white t-shirt and dark shorts with a jumper or hoody to keep warm. Please make sure that your child's PE kit is clearly named. It is probably best to leave it in school throughout the week and take it home at weekends to be washed.
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.
We are now setting homework differently in Year 2.
Weekly homework is now set on Fridays and due in on the following Friday. This homework is set out as a small revision book and aims to help your child practice everything that they have been taught throughout that week. If your child brings their homework in every week, then they will receive a certificate and prize at the end of the term.
My Way Homework is now set before a topic and will prepare your child for future learning.
Spellings are set weekly and children will be tested on Fridays.
Daily reading is also essential.
If you have any questions about homework, please always ask.
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 some tuck money- 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.
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 Summer Term 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!
Letters and My Way homework
Active Learn Primary
Bug Club (e-books) and Active Learn Maths games. We have just had brand new usernames and passwords for this website. Letters have been sent out with your child detailing this information. If you cannot access your account please see Miss Poynton and she will endeavour to sort it out for you.
Phonics is very important as this comes into every lesson and every subject. Here is a great link for you to try at home:
- Sandcastle quiz – build a sandcastle and get to know the common spelling patterns for the Year 2 vowel phonemes
- Write a postcard – help Salty Sam to write a postcard and get used to using words containing alternative spelling patterns for vowel phonemes in sentences
- Magic Pencil – watch how magic pencil writes vowel phonemes then have a go yourself!
...play some games then do your own worksheets.
I am Learning
Don’t forget that you can also get onto ‘I am learning’ where you can play fun games which backs up the learning which we do in our classroom. If you are not sure of your password, come into school and we will tell you:
Snakes and Ladders – Practise counting to 100 whilst having fun!: http://www.funzac.com/play/Snakes%2520And%2520Ladders.html