Cycle 3

Dear Parents/ Careers,

Welcome back to a brand new half term at Brentnall! Year 2 are working very hard in the run up to our SATs tests! We are excited to prove how much we have learnt over the year so far!

Attendance/Punctuality:

As it is such an important time for Year 2, we all know the importance of being in school on time every day to maximise our learning. As the doors open each day at 8.50am, children are greeted with a different anthem to get them awake and ready for the day ahead. On Fridays, we can let our hair loose with our Friday Anthem, which can include anything from the conga to the limbo! As a team, we are currently the attendance champions of the school! We are aiming to win the trophy every week and we appreciate your support to enable this to happen.

Uniform:

Mr. Thompson has recently sent out a letter regarding uniform. Please see this letter if you are unsure of the correct uniform attire. Children should also be practising tying shoe laces and buttoning up their own shirts.

Weekly reminders:

Monday Reading books changed

 

 

 

Reading books and logs to be taken home, filled in and brought back everyday.

Tuesday PE – indoor
Wednesday Homework to be handed in

 

Thursday PE – outdoor
Friday Spelling test/ Times Table Challenge

Homework to be given out

Homework:

 The homework sent home each week is vital to your child’s learning as they need to apply their skills that they have learnt during the week. Please encourage your child to complete their homework carefully and neatly,ensuring that they work independently. Then sit with them to look back at their work to check it.

Homework will be given on a Friday:

  • Spellings – to be practised each week, for our spelling test.
  • Lined paper – to write a sentence for each spelling word
  • Times table practise – to be practised each week for the Times Table Challenge.
  • Maths homework – to be completed weekly.

Homework needs to come back to school on a Wednesday.

If your child needs extra support with the homework or fails to return it to school they will be asked to complete this during Thursday lunchtime.

Reading:

Reading is such an important skill in your child’s development and we are aiming to listen to children read every day. Children should read to you every night to develop their confidence, fluency and expression. Please add a small comment in their reading record to say how they have read. It is important to question your child’s understanding of what they have read. Pupils who read regularly at home tend to make the most significant progress.

Reading books need to come to school every daywith a small comment in the reading records. Reading books will be changed every Monday morning.

 PE

PE lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We suggest that your child brings their kit in at the beginning of term and leaves it in school until the end of term to ensure that they do not forget it. Please refer back to the uniform letter to see the correct PE attire.

Times Tables:

It is expected that by the end of Year 2 pupils know, recite and understand the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. We will cover this in class but please practise at home as well. The children know some songs to practise.

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Mrs. Woolley and Mrs. Jackson

 

Cycle 2

We have had a lovely first half term and the children have been working so hard.

During cycle 2, in English, we will be reading two different stories. The first one will be How to Find Gold and the second will be The Dark. Both of which I’m sure the children will enjoy.

In Maths, we will be covering fractions, shape, measure and statistics. We will also recap on the work we have done on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

We have got lots of exciting topics coming up over this cycle. They are:

  • Science- Seasonal Change
  • History- Toys and Games
  • T.- Sensational Salads
  • Computing- Computer Art and Presentation Skills
  • RE- How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?

Homework will continue to be sent home on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday. Please ensure your child tries their best with this homework and do offer guidance and support when needed, whilst still allowing your child to work out answers for themselves. In your child’s homework folder there is a list of year 1 spellings. We are working hard on making sure spelling is of a high standard in year 2, so please ensure your child practises these on a regular basis, both spelling and writing in sentences, as well as the weekly year 2 spellings that are sent home.

Please try and read with your child every day and record this in his/her reading record. It is important to also question your child’s understanding of what they have read.  Books will be changed every Monday.

PE continues to be on Monday and Friday and your child must be in full kit every week. PE kit is; black shorts, white polo shirt and black pumps. The Friday lesson will be outdoors, therefore if you wish (as the weather changes) your child can wear black tracksuit bottoms/jacket and trainers.

Children in year 2 can buy a drink and snack from the snack trolley during morning playtime.  They can choose from orange or apple juice and a variety of fruit. Both drinks and fruit are 20p each. If you would like to pay for the week, please put the money in a named envelope and hand it in at the beginning of the week. Alternatively, your child can bring in 20p per day.

To ensure the best possible learning in school your child needs to arrive on time (8.50am)and attend school every day. Please inform school immediately of the reason for any pupil absence.

If you have any questions please speak to myself or Mrs. Jackson.

Welcome to Sapphire Class

Welcome back to school and welcome to Sapphire Year 2. I hope you have all had a relaxing Summer holiday. Everyone is looking very smart, so please remember to write your child’s NAME in allitems of clothing and then we can make sure everyone is always in their full school uniform.

In English we will start the year reading a story called Beegu, where we will do lots of talking around the book and write our own story and character profile.

In Maths we will be covering place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

We have got lots of exciting topics coming up over the first learning cycle. They are:

  • Science- Animals including humans
  • Geography- My School and Local Area
  • Art- LS Lowry
  • Computing-Using the Internet
  • RE- What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday. Please ensure your child tries their best with this homework and do offer guidance and support when needed, whilst still allowing your child to work out answers for themselves.

Please try and read with your child every day and record this in his/her reading record. It is important to also question your child’s understanding of what they have read.  Books will be changed every Monday.

PE is on Monday and Friday and your child must be in full kit every week. PE kit is; black shorts, white polo shirt and black pumps. The Friday lesson will be outdoors, therefore if you wish (as the weather changes) your child can wear black tracksuit bottoms/jacket and trainers.

Children in Year 2can buy a drink and snack from the snack trolley during morning playtime. They can choose from orange or apple juice and a variety of fruit. Both drinks and fruit are 20p each. If you would like to pay for the week, please put the money in a named envelope and hand it in at the beginning of the week. Alternatively, your child can bring in 20p per day.

To ensure the best possible learning in school your child needs to arrive on time (8.50am)and attend school every day. Please inform school immediately of the reason for any pupil absence.

If you have any questions please speak to myself or Mrs. Jackson.

I look forward to an exciting term ahead.

Miss Froggatt