'Reaching our potential together in Christ'

Year 2 2021 - 2022

Miss Lamb

Year 2 Teacher

Miss Duff

Year 2 TA

Welcome to Year 2.

Our class teacher is Miss Lamb and our teaching assistant is Miss Duff.

Spring 1

Week 4

Happy New Year!

I hope you're all as excited as me to continue our journey in Year 2!

During the next five weeks, we will be enjoying some really exciting learning. We will be delving into the topic of 'Victorians!'- learning all about this era, Florence Nightingale and the siginficant life she lived. In design technology, we will be baking lots of tasty treats for you to try, including a Victoria sandwich. In English, we will be delving into the story 'Traction Man is Here' by Mini Grey to support our science learning of materials. As the children have worked so hard to complete their phonics phases, there will now be a heavy focus on spellings this half term, helping the children become excellent spellers!

Please have a look at 'The Curriculum Overview' below (file to download) to learn all about the new things we will be learning about this half term. 

Please be assured that as a school we are following the most up to date guidelines with your child's safety being one of our highest priorities.

If there is anything at all I can help with and support you with, please do not hesitate to contact me on rebecca.lamb@st-marymagdalens.lancs.sch.uk.

 

Remote Learning

Please find attached below all remote learning for this week should your child be unable to attend school due to a positive COVID result or due to isolating. This work will be updated weekly. Once you have completed an activity, please upload it to Tapestry or send it me in an email.

If you have any questions or would like to have a printed paper copy of work, please email me on
rebecca.lamb@st-marymagdalens.lancs.sch.uk.

 

Tapestry

The Year 2 team are very excited about our new learning platform 'Tapestry'.

'Tapestry' is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Year 2 curriculum, to build up a record of your child's experiences during their time with us. It is also an extemely effecitve platform to help us support both yourself and your child's learning at home.

Please continue to check Tapestry regularly to see all of the hard work your children have been getting up to throughout the day. 

Thank you.

 

Homework

Every half term Year 2 will receive a homework grid. There are a variety of activities to have a go at on the grid. All sheets or information required to complete the homework will be available to download on the same document. We understand that family life is busy, therefore, it is not essential that all of these activities are completed but we do ask that your child aims to complete some of the activities to reinforce their learning across the curriculum.

 

Reading and Spellings

Reading at home is incredibly valuable, children who read frequently at home are more likely to obtain the necessary progress required in Year 2. If possible, we would suggest that you read with your child for 10 minutes each night as this is far more effective than trying to encourage them to read at length after a tiring day at school.

Your child's reading book will be changed twice a week (Tuesday and Friday). Please read each book with your child and then encourage them to have a go at reading independently. Talking about the story with them and asking questions to develop comprehension skills can be extremely impactful in enhancing their English ability. 

Spellings will be handed out every Tuesday for a spelling test the following Tuesday. It is extremely important that your child works hard to practise their spellings at home to ensure a good result in their spelling test. 

Bug Club

Please continue to use and check Bug Club regularly as stories appropriate to your child's ability will be allocated. These online story books will help your child meet their reading target, aiding them in improving their reading ability. If there is any issues with logging on to Bug Club, please contact me on the above email so that I can solve the problem. 

SORA

In your free time, please continue to enjoy our exciting new reading platform - SORA - a portal to a whole new world of reading. If there is any issues with logging on to SORA, please contact me on the above email so that I can solve the problem. 

 

PE

Year 2 have a PE lesson every Thursday.

Please ensure that your child has a fully labelled PE kit in school.

 

Cool Milk

If you would like your child to have milk, you will need to register them on the cool milk website and pay the required termly fee.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Lamb.

 

 

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