Welcome to Year Two
Teacher: Miss L Langston
Teaching Assistant: Miss C Ellams
Thank you for visiting our website. Please have a look at what we have been learning this term!
If you have any questions or concerns please see Miss Langston. I am more than happy to speak to parents about any issues or conerns or whether you want an update regarding your child.
For anti-bullying week we wore odd socks to show we are all different and unique. We discussed what bullying is and what we should do if we feel we are being bullied. Then we discussed our differences and what is special about each individual in our amazing class. We loved wearing odd socks!
Remembrance day is an important day for everyone to remember those that gave their lives so we could have ours today. The children discussed poppies and their importance and then we made our own. We painted, used chalk and coloured in our poppies to fill our windows with poppies to show that we will remember. We held a collective worship at the front of school where the children could see the amazing display of poppies. We looked at the 'Flanders field' and the cross and said a beautiful prayer. It was a wonderful day and we will continue to remember every year!
The children have loved making their enterprise reindeers this week. First, the children had to colour in their template of a reindeer. Then, they had to cut it out and cut out the holes for the lollipop and the stick. After that, they had to stick the two sides together and trap the lolly in the nose hole. Lastly, they picked a set of googly eyes to stick on their reindeer. We thoroughly enjoyed creating our own lolly reindeers and the children were so excited to take them home.
For black history week we focused on three main areas: film, sports and music. We looked at three important people in these areas: Will Smith, Mo Farah and Bob Marley. The children really enjoyed experiencing reggae music and learning about Bob Marley and The Whalers. Three little birds is now year two's favourite song to listen to. Then the children watched videos of Mo Farah at the Olympics and how he showed determination to win double gold medals. We learnt the 'Mobot' which is what you can see in the pictures below. Lastly, we learnt about Will Smith and his success in the film industry. The children mostly recognised him from the lastest Aladdin movie as The Genie but they also liked seeing him when he was young in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Throughout the week we had many discussions and collective worship's about equality and how we are all valued regardless of our hair colour, eye colour and especially skin colour. We are all equal!
We are currently reading lots of dinosaur themed books. The book we are reading in Literacy is 'How to grow a dinosaur' which is about a little boy who plants magic beans in his back garden and grows lots of dinosaurs.
We will also be reading 'The Christmasaurus' by Tom Fletcher for pleasure leading up to Christmas. This is a story about a boy called William and a dinosaur named The Christmasaurus. It's all about how they meet on Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure together. We can't wait to read these fantastic books!
Children need a reading book in school each day, they are also expected to read at home every day in order to improve fluency and accuracy. Books are closely matched to their reading ability and will be changed as they improve and can answer comprehension questions about the text.
PE Day is Wednesday - please make sure you bring the correct kit (white top, dark shorts and indoor shoes in the Winter term). Please make sure any earrings can be removed or are not worn on PE days. I recommend children bring their P.E kits to school on Monday, leave it at school and take it home Friday to be washed.
We pride ourselves on the appearance of our children. Please help us to maintain this by ensuring all children attend in the correct uniform, including school shoes.
Here are the 200 High Frequency words for Year Two, children must be able to read spell all 200 words by the end of the year. See if you can read and spell them all 200 words!