Welcome to Nichols Class – Year 2
Class Teacher: Mrs Quinton (Mon, Tue, Wed am) and Mrs Smith (Wednesday pm, Thursday, Friday)
During our topic work this term we will be exploring the question, How have Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela helped to make the world a better place? We will be learning about these two key historical figures with a focus on art and history. The children will be planning an art exhibition to show their learning journeys. Our art exhibition will be on Wednesday October 17th at 3.00pm. Please do come into class and have a look at the children’s work.
Our English work is linked to our topic. We will be reading and discussing the poetry of Grace Nichols and responding through art and music. We will also be writing our own poems, invitations to our art exhibition and labels for our art work.
In maths we will be focusing on Number: Place Value and Addition and Subtraction.
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. If your child is not yet secure in reading the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words they will bring five words home to learn to read instead of spell. This will be clear on the sheet your child brings home.
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 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 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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