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Year Two - Classes Jupiter and Saturn

Teacher welcome

Hello and welcome to Year 2. Year 2 consists of classes Jupiter and Saturn.  Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and the largest planet in the Solar System. It is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun.  Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. It is a gas giant with an average radius about nine times that of Earth.

 Adults working in Year 2 are:

  • Mrs Rayner - Class Teacher Saturn
  • Miss Aswat - Class Teacher Jupiter
  • Mrs Seedat - ETA
  • Miss Jassat - ETA
  • Mrs Bibi – HLTA
  • Miss Gora – HLTA
  • Mrs Arshad – Cover Teacher

Hello and welcome to Year 2. Year 2 compromises of classes Jupiter and Saturn.  Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and the largest planet in the Solar System. It is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun.  Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. It is a gas giant with an average radius about nine times that of Earth.

Information for Parents

  • PE for Year 2 is on a Tuesday.  Please ensure your child has a labelled PE kit in school for this day.  It is important that your child does not come to school wearing jewellery or earrings on this day as they will not be able to participate.
  • Spellings are sent out fortnightly. In addition to this, children are encouraged to practise spelling the 100 High Frequency Words that they were sent out at the beginning of the academic year. 
  • Homework for Year 2 is sent out on a Wednesday and will focus on SPaG, reading and maths skills.  Homework needs to be returned to school the following Monday.  At the end of each half term, a creative homework will be sent out as a hook for the new Creative Curriculum unit.  We hope that this will engage and enthuse children in their future learning. 
  • Reading Books for Year 2 are sent out on Monday and Wednesdays.  Children will receive two banded books on a Monday which are appropriate to your child's reading attainment.  On a Wednesday, your child will bring home a book of their choosing.   Please ensure you read with your child at home and leave a comment in their reading record. 

Please remind your child that their bookbag needs to be in school every Monday and Wednesday.

We will send reading books home on a Monday and Wednesday .  On a Monday, we will send two banded books which will be appropriate to your child's reading attainment.  On a Wednesday,  your child will bring home a book of their choice.   Please ensure you read with your child at home and leave a comment in their reading record. 

Please remind your child that their bookbag needs to be in school every Monday and Wednesday.

 

Our class rules and rewards

In Year 2 we have a set of class rules which we expect all children to follow.   These include:

  • Be ready to learn
  • Work hard
  • Raise your hand to ask questions
  • If at first you don't succeed, try again
  • Have fun!

Our class targets

Our class targets are:

  • To ensure rapid progress is made in reading with children’s attainment at national or above by the end of the school year.
  • To ensure that children have a secure knowledge of place value and are able to calculate confidently using the four operations.
  • To ensure children are confident in phonics up to phase 6 by the end of Year 2.

We believe in working with parents to ensure every child achieves their full potential.

Upcoming and exciting events

 

Abbey House Museum: As part of our Street Detectives topic, children will step back in time and wander through the enchanting streets, shops and houses as they experience life as a Victorian. They will have the opportunity to explore Stephen Harding Gate, the 19th century equivalent of a modern high street. In the back streets, they will see the home of the window washer woman or pop into the Sunday-School.   We will explore 19th Century houses and homes and make comparisons with modern day life. 

Whitby: As part of our final topic Land Ahoy, we will be visiting the seaside.  Children will have the opportunity to paddle in the sea, have a picnic on the beach, build sandcastles and develop their team building skills by playing a range of fun beach games.  

How parents can help at home

The most important message to give your child is that learning is fun. Most of the learning you can do with your child at this stage in their development is through talking and playing games together.

Homework

Although homework can be completed by children independently, we suggest that parents and carers are actively involved in supporting their children’s homework as this will make it most meaningful.

  • Spread the homework over several days rather than trying to complete it in one long session
  • Make sure your child has a quiet place to work with no distractions
  • Talk through the activity with your child before they start
  • Encourage and praise them when they have completed the activities
  • Listen to them as they read and show you what they have done
  • Help test their spellings and check that they remember the meanings of the words
  • Help them to learn their times tables and to increase their speed
  • Visit the library and get books out on topics they may be studying in science, creative curriculum and other subjects
  •  Extend the activities where appropriate