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Year 2 Mrs D. Harcombe

Year 2 Mrs Harcombe

Welcome to our Year Two Class page. Please explore this page to find out information about our class, our learning, our Blog and Learning Log.

Class Information:

Teacher: Mrs Harcombe

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Davies and Mrs Edwards

PE Days: 

Thursday

Please make sure that you have appropriate kit for the PE days (shorts, T-shirts and also tracksuits and trainers for the Winter months as it does get cold). Please remember to label all clothing.

Our Learning this term is:

Ship Ahoy!

Literacy, Language and communication We will be carrying out a range of text types. Starting with narrative writing we will focus on the story of The Papaya That Spoke and poetry based on the poem The Owl and the Pussycat. Pupils will use their oracy, reading and writing skills in order to  innovate the story by changing the characters to create their own unique versions and also write their own poems! Additionally, pupils will engage in daily shared and guided reading tasks in small groups and will also be given learning opportunities to read independently throughout the week.

Mathematical Developmentpupils will continue to learn to count on in 2s, 5s and 10s from any given number progressing to learning 3 and 4 times table facts. They will learn to recognise odd and even numbers to 100 and use ordinal numbers in practical situations. We will be looking at mathematical patterns, symmetry and using different combinations of money to pay for items to £2:00. All learning will be supported with lots of practical activities.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World – Our afternoon sessions will focus on our theme ‘Ship Ahoy!’ The first half term we will be learning about our own locality offering opportunities to research local beaches. Next half term we will be taking to the seas and learning about the history and life of pirates! Children will carry our research to compare the differences between seasides of the past and present.

Creative development – Pupils will be developing their creative skills by using a range of materials including clay, ink, paint and even mud to create their own designs and artefacts. Pupils will also create musical compositions.

Physical development. P.E. will continue to be on a Thursday and your child will require labelled shorts, T-shirt and trainers. Kits can be left in their lockers during the school term. A note is required if your child is unable to take part as P.E. is a vital part of the national curriculum and a very important part of keeping fit and healthy. Children will also have a week of swimming activities (more information to follow).

Learning Log your child will have learning log weekly. It will be given out on Friday and should be handed in on Tuesday the following week. It will consist of a choice of three tasks based on the previous week’s work. Please ensure learning log is in on time so that work can be marked and returned to your child in time for Friday.

Reading books will also be sent home on a Friday. We must emphasise the importance of reading at home with your child, your support really does help their learning. Please return books by Tuesday,

Forest Friday Pupils will continue to use the outdoors in all weathers so please could you ensure that your child has a pair of Wellies in school (these can remain in lockers in a carrier bag) and suitable clothing for the weather e.g. waterproof coats with hoods, scarves, gloves, sun hats and suncream etc. Children will undoubtedly get dirty and have lots of fun!

 

Just a reminder …

Please label all clothing with your child’s name.

Dinner money remains at £2.30 a day or £11.50 a week. Please could you send this in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name on a Monday morning. Snack money is still 30p a day/ £1.50 a week. Unfortunately, due to the amount of children not paying for fruit snacks can no longer be given if they are not paid for. Children may, of course, bring their own fruit snacks.

Reading books can be changed daily. Please return when you child has confidently read the book at home with you.

 

Useful websites: ….

https://ttrockstars.com

Please come and speak to us if you have any questions.