Hello Year 2 children and parents.
Obviously, things are a little confusing right now. We are wanting to ensure that you are all safe.
For those children who are well enough, I am attaching spellings for this week, so that they can be looked at over half term ready for the first week back.
For other home learning activities, please look at the 'Useful Links'part of the website, where you will find links to Oak Academy, BBC bitesize and other activities. Also please look at the Learning To Learn activities too aswell as Timetable Rockstars and PurpleMash.
Take care and stay safe.
Good morning Year 2 parents.
I have been listening to your children read on a weekly basis and appreciate the work that you are doing at home with them.
I'd like to direct you to the reading section which is under Curriculum/English, to give you ideas of how to deepen yours child's understanding of texts and skills linked to this.
I am aware that children can often whizz through books- while it is great that they read so much, please also work on comprehension skills.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Just a quick thank you for all your support in the first weeks back at school. Thanks for reading regularly with your children, reading the school messages, being patient when we are dismissing at the end of the day, for your emails asking quick questions and giving information, and for all the positive comments you have made to us. It means such a lot to the class 2 team!
Mrs Mills, Mrs Turner, Mrs Sellars and Mr Hall (and Andy Bear)
As promised, our learning to learn home work is here. Mrs Mills and myself would like you to work with your child to produce good quality homework, which is of the highest standard they can manage. Ideally we would like to see pieces of work from different sections of the skills sheet; but we would be most happy with one that has been done really well and shows skills that have been developed, interests that have been fostered and one of which they are very proud. The tasks are related to our history topic which is looking at how Langar and the surrounding area has changed in recent times. This also includes looking at their own family history.
We really hope you enjoy doing it together. If the homework comes in to school in the weeks after half term we will have time to enjoy it as a class.
Thank you very much for your involvement in your children's education.
Mrs Mills and Mrs Turner
We hope you have had a lovely summer break and are excited to be back. Mrs Mills and I have worked on an exciting curriculum for this term and we are sure the children will have lots of fun while they are learning.
We have made some changes in preparation for the beginning of the new year. The classroom looks very similar to how it looked before but we are in the process of developing the outside area. It is more secure than before and the children will be able to access activities and equipment without it being used as a thoroughfare.
Our new timetable is attached. You can see how the split of the year group and teachers work from this. PE is now on Monday afternoons. Wednesday afternoon is still enrichment but is no longer PE.
We will post the homework for Learning to Learn skills a couple of weeks into the term.
In the mornings there will be one member of staff from the KS1 team greeting you at the door. If you need to pass a message on then they will happily pass it on to the relevant member of staff. If you need a chat then please don't hesitate to make an appointment for when we have more time to spend with you. You may also send emails for regular communication to either Mrs Mills or myself.
Could we also ask that you provide a painting T shirt for your child. An oversized, old one will be fine. And speaking of clothes - every year we gain jumpers, cardigans, PE kit and even vests! Please could you make sure that your child comes with named clothing so it can be returned to the rightful owner. Thank you for your help in this.
We are looking forward to a great year with you this year - hopefully a more normal year!
Mrs Mills and Mrs Turner
The learning to learn homework is now on this page for you and your children to access. We had a discussion today about how many pieces of work they could do - a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 5; the standard I expect - always the child's best work presented as creatively or neatly as possible; and when it is due in - they have until December 13th but it can be brought in as soon as it is completed. I hope they are as excited about it at home as they were in school!
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about it, but enjoy working with your children creatively, extending the knowledge they have as well as reinforcing what they have learned at school.