Year 2

Teacher – Mrs Russell

TA – Mrs McClure

A Warm Welcome to Year 2 from Mrs Russell

A Warm Welcome to Year 2 from Mrs Russell

I would like to wish you and your child a warm welcome into Year 2. I hope the children all have a lovely year and learn lots of new and exciting things.

There are a few little pieces of information that I think will be useful for you to know as we go through the school year. This information will also be available on the school website. If you would like to speak to me about any issue you are more than welcome to come to Y2’s door before the bell goes at 8.50am, or, if you prefer, at home time. If this isn’t possible please give me a call and we can arrange a mutually beneficial time. Alternatively, you can always send me a little note.

Staff
I will be with the children every day. However, I will not be in on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. On these days, Mrs Summersgill will be teaching our special topics of science and geography/history.
Mrs McClure is our Teaching Assistant and she will be in class every day.

P.E. and Dance
The children need their PE kit to be in school on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We will being doing dance on Wednesdays in Autumn 1, Spring 1 and Summer 1, and PE with Terri every Thursday. PE kits can be taken home at the end of each half term.

Reading Books
We hear the children read daily during our Guided Reading sessions. Alongside this, we hear them read their reading books at least once a week. Please could the children bring in their reading books everyday so that we can use every available opportunity to hear them read.

Increasing Responsibility
As the children are now the oldest in KS1, we have allocated everybody a special job or role to carry out. This helps them to become more independent and reflects their growing maturity. They should all be able to tell you what their special job is. These little jobs will change each half term.

Star of the Day
We will be celebrating ‘Star of the Day’ in Year 2. We will have a class poster displaying a photo of our ‘Star of the Day’ so anyone visiting our classroom can also celebrate their achievement. In addition to this, when a child is chosen as ‘Star of the Day’ they will receive a sticker and have the opportunity to bring our class mascot home.

I hope the children really enjoy their time in Year 2. As stated above, any problems or queries please let me know.

Thank you,
Mrs Russell

Knowledge Organisers

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Geography History  Geography      
Science Science  Science   Science  
           
           
           

We used wax crayons to take rubbings of different textures outside

We have created posters of London using the information that we have learnt

Paddington came to visit Year 2

We made his favourite lunch of marmalade sandwiches.

We completed an activity where we needed to trust our friends

It helped us to understand how Abraham trusted God.