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Year Two - Classes Jupiter and Saturn

Teacher welcome

Hello and welcome to Year 2. Year 2 consists of classess 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 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 Hussain – Class ETA
  • Miss Rawat – 1:1 SEN support
  • Mrs Bibi – HLTA
  • Miss Gora – HLTA

 

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 half termly. These spellings will be sent out to parents prior to the start of half term and will also be available on the school website.
  • 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 so that it can be collected in and marked before the next homework is assigned on the Wednesday.  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 will be sent out on Wednesday.  Children will receive two banded books (which are appropriate to your child's reading attainment) and a book of their choosing from our class reading corner.  Please ensure you read with your child at home and leave a comment in their reading record before the following  Wednesday. 

Please remind your child that their book bag needs to be in school every Monday and Wednesday.  On a Monday, your child's homework will be collected in and marked.  All three of your child's reading books will be changed on a 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!

Upcoming and exciting events

 

Skipton Castle: As part of our first topic ‘Towers, Tunnels and Turrets’ we will be visiting Skipton Castle.  Children will have the opportunity to explore the castle and imagine life as a lord, noble and servant. 

Planetarium: During our ‘Moon Zoom’ topic school will be visited by an inflatable planetarium.  The Wonderdome will offer an interactive session for children to learn all about the amazing Solar System.

Forbidden Corner: As part of their ‘Scented Garden’ topic, the children will enjoy the unique labyrinth of Tunnels, Chambers, Follies and surprises, created in a four-acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Scarborough: 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