Sharing Assemblies will be taking place soon with 2P performing live on Friday 22nd October 9am in the main school hall. 2S will perform next on the 5th November. Please check the school calendar for more information. It would be lovely if the children could wear black/dark colours on the morning of their assembly and bring their school uniform in a bag to get changed into after the assembly. We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support in helping children learn their lines and look forward to seeing you at the performances.
Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th of November, Year 2 children will be visiting St. Paul’s Cathedral in order to deepen their understanding following their Autumn 1 FLCC challenge of ‘What did we learn from the Great Fire of London?’ On this trip we will be visiting the tomb of Samuel Pepys, comparing a model of the old St. Paul’s Cathedral to the one we know today that was re-built after the Great Fire and examining statues that survived the Great Fire of London in the old St. Paul’s Cathedral.
2H and 2S will be visiting on Wednesday 10th November.
2F and 2P will be visiting on Thursday 11th November.
We will travel by public transport accompanied by staff. We will leave school at 9:30am and we expect to arrive back at school by 3:00pm approximately. Children will need to wear full school uniform with a raincoat (weather depending) and rucksack to carry their lunch. We will also need to bring a healthy packed lunch and water for the day. If students receive free school meals, a lunch will be provided for them. Booking is now available on MCAS.
If you are available to volunteer and help, please let class teachers know. Thank you.
Reading in Year 2
If your child is at home self-isolating, please refer to the class notebook on Microsoft Teams to access and complete work for this week.
You can find your child's log-in in the 'Report Section' of MCAS. Refer to our 'How to' guides for more details.
Your child is expected to follow the class timetable and complete daily English, (phonics) and maths lessons as well as weekly lessons from our Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum. Your child class teacher will make contact through the class notebook, and Microsoft Teams each day. This may be though written feedback or a video call. Your child's class teacher will arrange times for this.
Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum
- Weekly Timetable (scroll to the bottom of page)
- Find out about how we teach the subjects in the National Curriculum
- Find out what your child is learning and when:
- Yearly overview & knowledge organisers (scroll to bottom of page)
- How do we assess your child’s learning? Assessment
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. Our routines reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
- Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, 5 times a week. Complete your child’s reading record each time they read. Remember it doesn’t always have to be their school book. Reading records and reading books should be sent into school daily. Teachers will have a look at these to check regular reading is taking place at home.
- Learning spelling patterns linked to Year Group expectations ready for use in dictation towards the end of every week. These spellings will be on year group notice boards and should be practised at home.
- Reciting multiplication tables to increase their fluency so that they can be applied in other areas of maths and problem solving. Log on to Timestable Rockstars!
- Half-termly creative home learning will be set at the start of each half term and will celebrated and fed back on during our creative home learning showcases.
You will be able to see your child’s progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.
Creative Home Learning
Creative home learning will be set as an assignment on Teams. Please save the work completed on Teams. This could be photographs of work. We look forward to sharing it together the week beginning 18th October. Thank you.
- Find out more here.
We are retelling the story of Sammy the Street Dog. He is a survivor of the Great Fire of London!
We have started to think about addition and subtraction in Maths.
This week, we are looking at the suffix 'ly' (11.10.21)
The spellings are:
This week (18.10.21) we have been revising spelling patterns covered so far. Children will bring a spelling task to help you revisit some spelling patterns and celebrate successes.
Children will bring home their reading book, linked to the phonics or book band they have been assessed at. They also have the choice to select another book, which can be at any book band level. This might be a recommended reading book or library book to share at home with you.
Recommended Reading List Challenge
Once the children have read a book from the recommended reading list, it would be great if they could complete a reader response activity found in their reading planner. The completed activities should be saved in their class notebook folder on Teams.
5 books = Bronze Award
10 books = Silver Award
15 Books = Gold Award
25 Books = Platinum Award
- Find our Recommended Reading lists here
Numbots is a program that can be found here. It is useful for developing number bonds, addition and subtraction. Passwords will be stuck in reading planners and then families will be able to access the website at home. We recommend children to spend 3 minutes a day practising.