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Year Two - Classes Jupiter and Saturn

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Hello and welcome to year 2.

In year 2, we have 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 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 - Saturn class teacher 
  • Mrs Brinkworth - Jupiter class teacher 
  • Mrs Hussain - Year 2 teaching assistant
  • Mrs Daji – Jupiter teacher - Tuesday am
  • Miss Gora - HLTA for class Saturn
  • Mrs Sheikh - HLTA for class Jupiter

 

Information for Parents - Covid 

  • Your child's start and end times have not changed.  The school day will begin at 8:45 and will finish at 3:15
  • You will not need to come onto the playground with your child - they will enter and exit school via their classroom door (on Howard Street).  Your child's teacher will be there to greet you at the beginning and end of the day.
  • Playtime for year 2 will be slightly earlier this year - 9:50 until 10:05.  At playtime, the children will only come in contact with other children from their year group bubble.
  • Lunchtime will remain the same as last year - 11:30 - 12:30.  Children will eat their lunch in the hall with the rest of their year group bubble.

Information for Parents:

  • PE for year 2 is on a Thursday.  Please ensure your child comes into school in their PE kit on 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 to parents prior to the start of half term and will also be available on the school website.  Spellings will be tested on a Friday.
  • Due to the Covid pandemic, any homework will be assigned online.  We will use online programmes that your children are familiar with to assign homework tasks. 

Reading books will be assigned using Bug Club/Purple Mash

Launch of Bug Club Reading Programme         Purple Mash | Thomlinson Junior School

Maths activities will be assigned using Mathletics

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SPaG activities will be assigned using Purple Mash 

Purple Mash | Thomlinson Junior School

         At the end of each half term, a creative homework will be sent out as a hook for the next topic.  We hope that             this will engage and enthuse children in their future learning. 

Our class rules and rewards

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

  • 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

Due to the Covid pandemic, external visits will not go ahead during the autumn term.  We hope that we will be able to resume external visits in January.  We will keep you updated regarding the Robin Hood production booked for December.

Visit from a fireman (October): As part of our Great Fire of London topic, the children will be visited by a fireman.  The fireman will talk about fire safety with the children and how the fire service differs to that of 1666.

As a special festive treat, the children will visit the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield where they will watch the magical production of Robin Hood.  We are hoping that this trip will be able to go ahead; however, due to the current pandemic, this may not be possible.  More information will be provided nearer the time.

pantomime Archives - Entertainment Focus

Scarborough: As part of our final topic,  we hope to visit 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.  

Scarborough Beach Huts - Mounted Print - The North Yorkshire Gallery

 

How parents can help at home

The most important message to give your child is that learning is fun. The most beneficial 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, history, geography etc 

Our class targets are:

  • To 
  • To
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If you have any questions, please contact the year two teachers using year.two@kirkleeseducation.uk