Class teacher: Miss Foy
Teaching assistants: Miss Spencer and Mrs Smith
Hello! We are Year 2, there are 24 children in the class. The following information explains about class
routines and homework. If you have any questions or concerns, then please do not hesitate to contact
the school. Thank you for your continued help and support. Homework Homework will usually be given out on a Friday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. Reading Books We aim to increase our children’s independence in Year 2 so when children’s reading books need changing
we would like them to tell the teacher who will send them to get a new one, or help them choose one. We will collect reading books and record books in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to change the books.
Please can you ensure that you read with your child as regularly as possible, jotting now a quick note in their reading journal for us. Reading will help your child develop in all areas of the curriculum and your support
at home, listening to your child read as much as possible, can have the greatest impact on your child’s overall achievement. We change reading books three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday by checking
their reading journal, if you need a new reading book on a Tuesday or Thursday please just let us know and
we can put a new one in their book bag. PE PE is currently time-tabled for Wednesday and Friday, but please keep PE kits in school during the week as
this scheduling sometimes needs to be changed at short notice. Topic Year 2 will be going on an intergalactic adventure to outer space, exploring significant events in Space history
such as the first man on the moon. They will look at how space travel has evolved over the years and learn
the stories of brave animals being sent into space as well as various astronauts. The children will also receive
some specialist astronaut training, where once they have made their intergalactic passport, they will complete
a series of preparation exercises, these include: making a rocket, learning how to eat food in space, completing
a space assault course - whilst wearing moon boots and many other activities essential for space survival.
In addition to this the children will be learning about the planets and the role they play in the solar system and
creating lots of space inspired art, such as their very own textured moon. Science In Science this term, the children will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials,
including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. They will be finding
out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting
and stretching. Geography In Geography the children will have to name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital
cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. They will be developing an understanding of geographical
similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United
Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country.