Autumn Term 2

Welcome to Class 2
Your teacher is Mr Davies
Other adults are: Mr Rapsey, Miss Woffenden and Mrs McGoldrick
Mr Davies

Year 2 teacher

English in Autumn Term 2 
To begin with in Autumn term 2, we will be evaluating and exploring calligram poetry. During the second part of the Autumn term we will evaluate and create our own historical narratives, learning through the theme of The Great Fire of London. Our final writing focus will be to inform the readers through a diary. 
Religious Education
Our opening unit asks the question - Are signs and symbols important? We will explore the signs and symbols throughout the Sacrament of Baptism. After this topic, we will explore our Advent and Christmas unit, including the advent wreath.
Physical Education 
Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure that your child arrives in school wearing their school PE kit. The children should also wear their usual school jumper or cardigan on these days. PE will take place outside and children will be able to wear hats and coats until they have warmed up for this fun and important area of school life.  
Important Autumn Dates
Mon 31st October - Teacher Training Day
Tues 1st Nov - Pupils return to school
Friday 11th Nov - Remembrance Service
Thurs 8th Dec - International Christmas Market
Mon 12th Dec - KS1 Nativity at 9am
Tue 13th Dec - KS1 Nativity at 5pm
Thurs 15th Dec - Christmas Dinner
Fri - 16th Dec - Last Day!
Reading - The children will complete their 'Star Reading Assessment' in week one and will then recieve a reading book matched to their individual comprehension level.  Please encourage your child to read everyday as we will be tracking their reading success in comprehension quizzes!  As often as possible, ask your child questions about their reading book, challenge them to predict what will happen next and ask them to summarise what they have read so far. Reading is tracked electronically for volume and comprehension success. A minimum of 80% quiz scores are expected. 
Spellings - Spellings will be issued each Friday and then quizzes will be completed the following Friday. You can see the lists for spellings on your home learning grids. 
Maths and English Homework - Each week a piece of English or Mathematics homework will be sent home. Please can these be completed in your child's orange home learning book. Along with the homework, please continue to work on your child's individual targets which were given at parents evening.