Teacher: Miss Perry, Mrs Pimm, Mrs Gould
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Laird, Mrs White, Mrs Bateson and Mrs Rowe
Welcome back to our Summer Term! This term, our topic is ‘Rainforests’. This is a topic that hasn’t been taught in Year 2 for quite some time so we are all very excited to explore a new theme! Therefore, we will be learning all about different habitats and animals associated with rainforests. We will also be exploring the similarities and differences between our local area and rainforests. Overleaf, we have provided an outline of the skills the children will be learning throughout this term. As always, we would like you all to be as involved as possible in your child’s learning, so we will keep you informed of events and activities as and when they happen.
As it is now the Summer term, we would just like to mention that our KS1 SATs are creeping closer. These will be completed throughout May. We will be sending out a letter imminently about a meeting after school to discuss SATs in more depth and we hope this will be helpful and informative.
As before, we will continue to run our Rainbow Reader system, rewarding children for reading at home. This should be a quality read, talking about what they have read. We ask that children read at least 3 times a week and that the rainbow is something to strive for! Every child is now on the rainbow (which is fantastic!) so they are working toward achieving their Star Reader badge or maybe they are already aiming for the Pot of Gold.
As homework this term, we will be sending home a mixture of number skills and key calculation skills. We will be learning and applying these skills at school as well. These are now primarily another opportunity to practice skills that the children need in order to be ready for our KS1 SATs in May.
Spellings will continue to be set in Read, Write Inc. groups. These will be handed out on a Monday to be tested the following Monday. We ask that you support your child to learn these.
PE days are Wednesdays for both classes still so we do ask that all children have their P.E kit in school on these days. Any children who wear earrings do need to have them either removed or taped up on their P.E day.
Thank you for your support and involvement in your children’s learning, both at home and in the activities we create at school. This really does make a positive difference to your child’s education.
The Year 2 Team