Class 2

Welcome to Class 2

 

A very warm welcome to our class page.

Please remember to come and visit the Class 2 page to view photos and information linked to your child's learning.

In Year 2 the name of the phonics and reading schemes we use are:

Phonics Bug

Oxford Reading Tree

Literacy Links

Letters and Sounds

 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Welcome to Class 2 and I hope you all had a lovely summer break.  I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with you and your child this academic year.

 

Throughout this year I will be assisted, at times, by Mrs Davies who is our classroom assistant. Both Mrs Davies and myself are delighted to be working together and we aim to give your child a fun and challenging year that is rich with different learning opportunities.

 

On a practical note the children will have PE on a Wednesday.  Please could you make sure that your child keeps their PE kit in school and that every piece of clothing is clearly labelled with their name. Miss Threadgold will teach PE throughout the year.

 

New spellings and a spelling test will be on Friday. Please help your child learn the new spellings and encourage them to sound out words, explaining the meaning of them.

 

Homework in Class 2 involves weekly English, Maths and Spelling tasks. Homework will be set on a Thursday and expected to be returned on the following Wednesday. In addition to weekly homework, it is expected that your child should read for 10 minutes every day. We would like you to record in their reading diary every time they have read at home. Reading is extremely important in Class 2. It is very important that you discuss the book your child is reading. For example: why did a character do that? Why did say that do you think? What did they mean when they said…? Reading every day is vital for your child to progress at the expected level for Year 2. It will help to develop their fluency, pace, understanding and vocabulary which is necessary for them as they progress throughout the school. Asking questions about the book they have just read will develop their recall and memory skills and move them forward in their reading ability.

 

To help your child in their learning and progress, beginning to learn the 2 x table will be invaluable in their development in maths. In year 2 children will be expected to count fluently in 2, 3, 5, 10 and the corresponding times table will certainly help them in all areas of maths. Other areas you may wish to work on are telling the time in o clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past, adding money and giving change up to 20p / 50p and £1.

 

Thank you for your support and I look forward to working with your child and yourselves over the coming year.  If you have any concerns please feel free to come and speak to me. 

 Yours sincerely,

 Mrs Lloyd

 

Christmas Journey
 
The Year 2 children had a lovely visit to All Saint Church, Newton-Le-Willows, to take part in a Christmas journey. They travelled back in time and met all the important figures from The Christmas Story such as: Mary and Angel Gabriel. They even got to taste Mary's bread, which the children said was delicious. They got to travel over a bridge on their way to Bethlehem. They even got to dress up as the shepherds and Wise Men. The children came back to school full of stories about how they had enjoyed their journey back in time. 
RE
 
Class 2 have discussed why we should thank God at harvest time. On Friday 20th September, they led a whole school worship to celebrate harvest. The school donated food to the salvation army.
Art
 
Class 2 ,are exploring the artist, Andy Goldsworthy. They have made mini clay models of natural objects, using natural materials like:b twigs, leaves and acorns. Class 2 spent a very enjoyable afternoon creating land art.
Look out for pictures of our creations coming soon!
Geography
 
Class 2, have enjoyed a walk around our local area (Hollins Green). We observed the land use and investigated the main features of the village. the children also led a discussion about their likes and dislikes.