I hope you had a wonderful and peaceful Easter break. We now enter our final term in Year 2 – the summer term. The children have a school journey to look forward to (7th– 8th May) and we also have new topics that the children will enjoy.
The children have settled back into their routine and have been working hard. Please encourage and support your child in reading and completing their homework. It is so important that the children have a regular routine. They should bring reading books in every day.
School starts at 8.45am. Please make every effort to get your child in the line on time. This really helps them to settle and be ready for their day.
Children will continue to bring home their reading book and journal on a nightly basis. I cannot stress the importance of reading regularly. I would like to encourage you to read regularly with your child. Children can also read texts that they have at home. Please ensure your child arrives at school with their book bag and reading book daily. It is also very useful for you or your child to respond in the journal.
Homework will continue to be set each week. I would like completed homework to be handed in by Tuesday – but children can hand in earlier if it is finished. It will be sent out on a Friday. Homework will consist of handwriting, spellings, My Maths and a task that is linked with the English, topic or maths that we would have covered that week. Homework consolidates what we have learnt that week and tasks are differentiated according to each child’s ability. I would encourage you to help and support your child as needed but not to make it too onerous.
We have PE lessons on Tuesday and Wednesday. All children need to have a PE consisting of white T shirt, black shorts, black joggers, black sweatshirt and plimsolls (or trainers). Please ensure that all items are labelled with your child’s name and that they fit correctly.
If you need to speak to me at all, after school is the best time. You could also pop a note into your child’s book bag or send an email.
Ms Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org
Autumn 2018 Year 2M
Thursday 13th September 2018
I hope that you had an enjoyable and peaceful summer holiday. The children are settling into the class routines and working hard. I would like to provide you with some information that will help the children in their learning.
It is very important that the children begin their day in a calm manner. The school day starts at 8.45am with the children lining up on the correct green line. Please make every effort to be on time so your child is settled for their learning.
It is very important to read every day with your child. They do not need to complete the reading book but encourage them by asking questions about the text. It is very helpful if you comment in the reading journal, such as, noting words or sounds they found challenging, their comprehension or pace and fluency. You can also encourage your child to write their own comments. Please ensure that your child brings their book and reading journal to school every day. Don’t forget they can also enjoy books and other reading material from home.
Each week your child will have homework set. New spellings and homework will be handed out on Friday and handwriting (we follow the Cambridge scheme) on a Tuesday. I will check that the children have completed their homework and mark it. It is important that you encourage your child to work at home and return his/her homework on time. Homework will be consolidating what the children have learnt that week in class. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
We will have PE on Tuesday afternoon (games) and on Friday the children will have a gymnastics lesson. It is important that the children have a complete PE kit for our lessons; these include a plain white T-shirt, black joggers, black shorts and plimsolls. Children must wear shorts and a T shirt for gymnastics. All items must be clearly labelled – This also includes your son or daughters school uniform.
Please see the attached topic web for this term. You will be able to see what the children will be focusing on. The RE topics for this term are chosen people and mysteries.
Year 2 – The Chosen People
“In order to gather together scattered humanity God calls Abram … and makes him Abraham, that is, ‘the father of a multitude of nations.’ … God formed Israel as his people by freeing them from slavery in Egypt … he gave them his law so that they would recognise him and serve him as the one living and true God, the provident Father and just judge, and so that they would look for the promised Saviour.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church
The children will learn that we are chosen by God and learn that God chose certain people to lead and guide his people. They will learn that God called Abraham and that God chose Moses to be a great leader. They will also learn about how Samuel responded to God’s call and find out about the story of Daniel in the lions’ den.
They will have an opportunity to reflect on Abraham’s trust in God and learn that we should always trust God.
They will learn that God chooses unexpected people and will be given the opportunity to reflect on their own response to God’s call.
I look forward to meeting you all on the 18th September. If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to speak to me in the playground. Alternatively, you can email me email@example.com.
Meet the Teacher 18th September 6.30-7.00 7.45 Friends AGM
Bright Sparks concert 8th October
Harvest Service 12th October
Open evening 6th November 4.30-7.00
7th November 3.15-6.00
Florence Nightingale Museum 27th November
Nativity play 13th December 2A 1.15 in the small hall
14th December 2M 1.15 in the small hall
Christmas dinner 20th December