Welcome to Year 2!
The Class Teachers are Miss Bailey (Scott), Miss Bourne (Cook) and Mrs Westoby (Raleigh).
The LSAs are Mrs Turner, Miss Burton and Miss Southgate.
We are also supported by our HLTA, Mrs Cloke.
It is so wonderful to have all the children in school again! It is lovely to see all of their happy faces and big smiles! Just a little reminder that the children should only be bringing in a packed lunch (if required), and a jacket or coat depending on the weather. The children have been provided with their own named pencil case, equipment and water bottle, and so they do not need to bring any other belongings into school. Thank you for your co-operation.
As the weather gets colder, please ensure that your child has a warm coat in school. If your child wears wellington boots to school, please can they bring their school shoes to change into.
Contacting Your Class Teacher
As we are no longer able to chat with parents and carers at drop-off/collection times, we would like to encourage you to use the class email address if you wish to contact your child's teacher. We will be checking these regularly and will respond to you as soon as possible.
To contact Miss Bailey - email email@example.com
To contact Miss Bourne - email firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact Mrs Westoby - email email@example.com
Please have a look at our Welcome to Year 2 Powerpoint (below). Please also check this webpage regularly, as all the important information you need will be displayed here! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email - we are only too happy to help.
Our PE day is Tuesday. The children are to come into school wearing PE Kit: shorts and T-shirt underneath jogging bottoms/tracksuit/sweatshirt. We will also be doing physical activities as and when we can fit it in during week, depending on the weather. We advise that children come into school wearing comfortable shoes or dark trainers on the days not specifically their PE days. Please ensure that all jewellery (including earrings) is removed before your child comes to school on a Tuesday.
Your child will be bringing a Boomerang Folder home every day, containing a reading book and reading record. Please listen to your child read daily and make a note in their reading record. These reading records will be checked daily and books will be changed if they have been read. If your child is on Accelerated Reader they will have an opportunity to take a quiz. We advise that children read their books several times to build up their fluency and comprehension.
Your child will be set Maths homework on MyMaths every Friday. This will be a task and a game for them to play. Please email your child's class teacher if you have any problems accessing it. Please also play Maths games on Topmarks.co.uk (we particularly recommend Hit the Button - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button).
From today (25th September) weekly spellings will be set (see below). There are two lists: ten Year 2 spellings or five Year 1 spellings. Your child should choose the list most appropriate to their level. There will be a spelling test every Friday. Please use their orange homework books to practise these spellings in. We use the "Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check" method in school.
We have been using maps, globes and atlases to locate different places in the world. We have been discussing why maps are so important, and looking at different types of maps (such as world maps, maps of Southend and aerial maps). We all created a map of our classroom - here are some fabulous examples!
We also used Streetview to talk about our route from school to home, which was a lot of fun. Why not try using https://www.instantstreetview.com/ at home and see if you can find your way around your local area. Can you find the way to a nearby shop, park or place of worship?
This week we have been learning all about perseverance. We practised drawing the other half of our photo. We then had to work with a partner to discuss ways we could improve our drawing. We didn't give up and worked really hard to make them even better! We are so proud of our final versions! Here are a few to show you by Scarlett, Elwood and Timothy (Scott Class), Ayan, Elena and Oscar (Cook Class) and Tom, Gulten and Keira (Raleigh Class).