Welcome to Nichols Class – Year 2
Class Teacher: Mrs Quinton (Mon, Tue, Wed am ) and Mrs Smith (Wednesday pm, Thursday, Friday)
Associate Teacher: Mrs Townsend
Our topic this term is…
‘Why do we like to be beside the seaside?’
We will be looking at how the seaside has changed over the years as well as looking at the geographical features of a coastal environment.
In English we will be looking at a number of books linked to the seaside such as Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diary by Simon Bartram, Tiddler by Julia Donaldson and our main text Flotsam by David Wiesner.
In Maths we will be learning more about fractions, telling the time and times table facts.
Please find below an overview of our curriculum for this term.
In maths we do our Beat That Challenge on a Wednesday and our Learn Its on a Friday. These sheets are 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 send home five personalised spellings for your child to learn. These are sent home on a Monday, to be tested the following Monday. The Year 1/2 common exception words that your child brings home are words that they did not spell correctly in our spelling assessment. When children are able to spell all of the Year 1/2 common exception words they will bring home spellings related to particular spelling rules that need to be learnt in Year 2. Please support your child with learning their spellings.
The most important thing you can do at home with your child is to share books together. Please hear your child read at least five times each week. This doesn’t just have to be reading from the coloured banded books, it could be anything appropriate that your child is interested in. Developing a love of reading is key.
Please remember that every child needs to bring a filled water bottle to school each day. As the weather gets warmer, please ensure that your child has a sun hat in school and has long lasting sun cream applied before school.
Please remember that PE kits need to be in school all week. Please ensure all uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name. We do not keep any lost property in class.
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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