Welcome to Year 2
Spring 1 2021
Brookhouse has moved to Microsoft Teams to deliver live lessons to those who are isolating due to Coronovirus. I have attached a Parent's and Pupil Guidance on how to use Microsoft Teams.
Happy New Year to you all. We hope you have had a lovely time with your family and are all safe and well. School starts on Tuesday 5th January and will be following the same arrangements as last half term. In the morning, class 2 pupils will line up at 8:30 a.m. along the railing on the path outside the main entrance and when collecting your child the gates will be opened at 2:50 pm. Please still line up on the markers outside the classroom to ensure social distancing.
As always, the children will be reminded of our school values of Respect, Good Manners, Patience, Perseverance and Honesty and they will continue to earn dojo points for good behaviour, attitudes and effort. If your child is in the winning team, they will be given a reward at the end of term.
Staffing in Year 2 is:
Mrs May - Class Teacher
Mrs Ali - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Matadar - Special Support Assistant
Mrs Saleem - Special Support Assistant
Homework is set on a Friday and is expected to be completed and returned no later than the following Wednesday. Your child can expect to receive homework for spelling, reading, timestables and vocabulary. It is also important that your child learns their vocabulary as this is linked to the book that they will be reading in class the following week. Look out for online homework too through Purple Mash, My Maths, Spag.com and TT Rockstars. You can find links to these websites in the websites star. Parental support at home is vital in helping your child to progress with their reading and complete their homework successfully.
PE this half term will be on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has their earrings removed or covered by plasters from home on this day. The correct PE uniform must also be worn: Yellow PE shirt, black PE shorts or jogging bottoms and black pumps. We will be focusing on dance including continuing to develop the fundamental movement skills running, hopping, skipping and jumping.
Our topic this half term is ‘Explorers’. Please learn the information from the knowledge organiser.
In English we will be finding features of non-fiction texts and learning to write a non-chronological report on explorers using the Talk 4 Writing approach of imitate, innovate and invent. Whole class reading will continue to take place every day. This gives extra phonics/spelling practice as well as learning new vocabulary and understanding a variety of texts. We will also continue to look at spelling patterns and rules using the Read Write Inc Spelling scheme. In addition, the school is lucky to be participating in a project called Voice 21 which will support your child to improve their oracy skills.
We will continue to learn the 2, 5, 10 x tables so that we know these off by heart. We will also be learning to know the 3 and 4 x tables off by heart too. It would be beneficial for these to be practised at home. Our main focus during our maths lessons will be learning to measure in kilograms and grams and then comparing the mass of objects. We will then move on to reading temperature and learning how to read picture graphs.
For science, we will be looking at ‘Biology: Plants: Plant Growth’. This will involve observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and finding out what plants need to stay healthy.
During PSHE we will be exploring our feelings within the context of our important relationships including family and friends. We will be developing our knowledge, understanding and skills in three key aspects: self-awareness, managing feelings and empathy.
We hope your child has an amazing half term being the best that they can be. As always,
From all the Year 2 team: Mrs May, Mrs Ali, Mrs Matadar, Mrs Saleem