Welcome to Year 2!
The teachers are Miss Bailey (Scott), Miss Bourne (Cook) and Mrs Meggison (Raleigh).
The LSAs are Miss Turner, Miss Burton and Mrs Munday.
Important Dates for Spring Term
Wednesday 12th February - Cook Class assembly 9.15am
Thursday 13th February - Raleigh Class assembly 9.15am
Friday 14th February - Last day of half-term & non-uniform day
Monday 24th February - INSET day
Tuesday 25th February - Back to school
Thursday 27th February - Local visit to charity shops
Monday 2nd & Wednesday 4th March - Parent consultations
Thursday 5th March - World Book Day
Tuesday 17th March (new date) - Visit to Westcliff Synagogue
Wednesday 18th March - School photos
Friday 3rd April - Last day of term
We were lucky enough to have the fantastic Music Man Project come to our assembly. We thoroughly enjoyed singing and dancing along, and learning lots of new sign language! We were also really impressed with all of their instrument playing! Please come back soon Music Man Project! Here are some of their songs.
Our topic this half term is "Why is 1666 Such a Memorable Year?"
Have a look at our Curriculum Newsletters below to see what Year 2 will be learning!
The Rainbow Theatre Company came in to do a Great Fire of London Workshop. The children looked amazing in their costumes, and they all enjoyed reenacting the events of 1666!
Thank you to all of the parents and relatives who came to support our Christmas Crafts afternoon. The children made some fantastic items to take home and treasure! It was such a wonderful afternoon. Here are just some of the fantastic decorations they made.
In November, we celebrated Poetry Week. The children in each class learnt a poem to perform to the rest of the school in a special assembly. We have also been busy writing poems about fireworks. To celebrate Poetry Week we thought you might like to enjoy one of our favourite poems by Michael Rosen!
Here are some useful free websites that your child may like to use at home to help them with their learning:
Curriculum linked videos which help your child learn as they move! Perfect for wet winter days stuck indoors!
Click on "Free Resources" and you will find lots of fun phonics games for your child to play!
This fabulous site has a huge range of mathematical games and resources.
Click on KS1 and you will fantastic library of games, videos and activities linked to all areas of the curriculum.
We love Topmarks at Milton Hall! Our favourite games are:
Lots of education Maths and English games which will really boost your child's learning!
Guidance for Parents
Indoor PE Monday
Outdoor PE Tuesday (Cook and Raleigh)
Outdoor PE Friday (Scott)
Please ensure that your child has a PE Kit in school every day during school time. They will need a bag containing PE shorts, PE T-shirt, plimsolls or trainers, tracksuit bottoms/joggers for cold weather. All items should be clearly marked with your child's name.
No jewellery is to be worn. Children are to remove any stud earrings before coming to school on a PE day or be able to remove the earrings themselves before their PE lesson (staff are not allowed to remove earrings). If earrings cannot be removed (eg they have only recently been pierced) then tape can be used.
Homework will be set on a Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday. Your child will bring home weekly spellings and one piece of Literacy homework, linked to our learning that week. Your child has been given logins for Times Table Rock Stars and My Maths. This year, Maths homework will be set and completed online. The tasks will be set on a Friday and should be completed online by the following Wednesday.
If homework has been completed before Wednesday, you are welcome to send it into school earlier, but it is advisable to make a note of the spellings so your child can continue to practise at home. Please ensure that all homework books are in school on a Wednesday so they can be marked and the new homework can be stuck in - thank you. Please see your child's class teacher if there is a problem with any of the homework tasks.
Reading and enjoying books is hugely important and enjoyable and we encourage you to read/share a book with your child every day for 15 minutes. Reading records must be handed in daily recording what you have read and ideally be signed by an adult who has heard them read. Children are responsible for changing their reading books when they arrive in class. Those children who are on Accelerated Reader have a chance to complete a quiz every day in class, when the book has been finished in order to gain points towards prizes which are celebrated in Reading Assemblies. Although we give regular reminders, we expect the Year 2 children to be responsible for changing their reading books daily (or when they have completed their book). It would be helpful if you could also remind them in the morning before dropping them at school.