Welcome to Nichols Class – Year 2
Class Teacher: Mrs Quinton (Mon, Tue, Wed am) and Mrs Smillie (Wednesday pm, Thursday, Friday)
Welcome to term 2! This term we will be exploring the big question, Why are humans not like tigers? This is a science based topic where we will be learning all about animals, classification and habitats. Our English work is linked to our topic. We will be reading and discussing the books The Leopard’s Drum and Bog Baby. In guided reading we will be looking at the features of non- fiction texts.
For the last two weeks of term we will be doing a special science topic all about materials and Christmas! What material should Santa use for his sack? and How can we stop a snowman from melting? will be some of the questions we will investigate.
In maths we will be doing our Beat That Challenge on a Wednesday and our Learn Its on a Friday. These sheets will be photocopied and sent home so that you can work on them with your child. Please work with your children on these challenges.
Every week we will be sending home five personalised spellings for your child to learn. These are the common exception words for Year 1 and Year 2 which your child needs to spell by the end of the year. Please support your child in learning these spellings. We have assessed all of the children against the common exception words. The spellings your child brings home are ones that they did not spell correctly in this assessment. Spellings will be sent home on a Monday and assessed the following Monday.
Please remember that PE kits need to be in school all week. Now that the weather is cooler please make sure your child has tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt so that they can stay warm during outdoor PE. Please ensure all uniform and PE kits is clearly labelled with your child’s name. We do not keep any lost property in class.
Please remember that every child needs to bring a filled water bottle to school each day.
Please do let us know if you have any questions at all. After school is always better than the morning for a chat, as the mornings are very busy.
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