Year 2

Welcome to Class 2
 
Your teacher is Mrs Penman.
In the afternoons you will be taught by Mrs Stephenson.
Your TAs is Mrs Allen
During lock down our Remote Learning takes place on Google Classroom.
Have a look at our timetable for the week to see what we are getting up to!
Art - Mixed Media
 
In art we have been studying the painting 'Boats at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer'  by the famous artist Vincent Van Gough. We are learning how to create textures using mixed media. We have recreated his painting showing what textures we think we can see. 
Agents of Change
Mr Gill challenged our class to be agents of change. We asked the children 'How can we make the world a better place?' We told them about the Hearts for Homes Campaign; where local schools write messages for Christmas to Care Homes. During this very difficult Christmas some residents will not get any visitors - our children made Hearts for them with special messages to help cheer them up. We are sending these to Nazareth House.
 
Homework
  • Reading occurs in school with 5 x 15 minutes dedicated to independent reading.  There is an expectation that children will match this time at home.  Reading is tracked electronically. 
  • Spellings will be issued on a Tuesday via Google Classroom then tested in the next week. Handwriting practice should be completed at home using the published list.  All children will have access to 'Literacy Planet' to practise and must complete ALL of the activities which have been set.
  • Numbots must be practised for 30 minutes in total across the week - this develops children's recall of mental arithmetic. 
Writing
During the second part of the Autumn term we will write nonsense poems using questions. Following on from this we will write, then entertain our family and friends with narratives about the seaside. Our final writing piece will be a postcard from our travels.
Handwriting
Handwriting practice can be found on the link below.
Username: gt1054
Password: home
On a tablet the username is the same and the swipe code if the shape of a letter L
Religious Education
 
Our unit this terms begins with Baptism. The learn the meaning behind the symbols of baptism and what is means to be part of God's family. Following on from this we will learn about Islam and Sikhism. Towards the end of the Autumn term we will study Advent and Christmas.
Mathematics.
 
During this term we are focusing on addition and subtraction. We will learn both physical, pictorial and written methods as well as practising our mental recall for number bonds. 
Important Autumn Dates
 
Mon - 2nd Nov - Teacher Training Day
 
Tues - 3rd Nov - Pupils return to school
 
Wed - 11th Nov - Remembrance Service
 
w/c - 16th Nov - Parents' Evening Phone calls