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.
Teacher: Mrs Harcombe
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Davies and Mrs Edwards
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:
Here, There and Everywhere!
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 Gingerbread Man. Pupils will use their oracy, reading and writing skills in order to retell the story and then innovate it by changing the characters to create their own unique versions! 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 Development – pupils will continue to learn to count on in 2s, 5s and 10s from any given number. They will learn to recite numbers beyond 100, forwards and backwards and from different starting points and demonstrate an understanding of place value up to at least 100 and beyond. We will also be learning to sort according to different criteria, collect and record data. All learning will be supported with lots of practical activities.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World – We will focus on this aspect of the curriculum during afternoon sessions. This term our theme is ‘Here, There and Everywhere!’ The first half term we will be learning about our own locality offering opportunities to create maps and follow routes at the same time learning about our Welsh heritage. Next half term we will be learning about the rainforests of Brazil and the people and animals that live there. Children will carry our research to compare the differences between their own lives and those of children in another part of the world.
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 their own textile designs.
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.
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,
Children will also be given ‘Spelling Rockets’ with a list of tricky words that they need to practise. It would benefit them immensely if you could help them with this.
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 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.
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