Welcome Back Beech Class!
We hope you all had an enjoyable holiday.
Reading is extremely important and one of our school targets is to encourage your child to love reading. Please remember to send in reading books and book bags each day.
Attendance was an issue for some children last term. It is very important for your child to attend school as work missed cannot be repeated. However if your child is really ill, please keep them at home and let us know as soon as possible.
Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time. Doors open at 8.50 am.
Indoor P.E. will be on Tuesdays, whereas outdoor P.E. will be on Thursdays.
All children need an outdoor P.E kit. Children will need a blue or black tracksuit and trainers for outdoor P.E. Girls will need to remove earrings for P.E.
In maths we have been looking at different ways of measuring things. We have looked at how to measure length and weight. We have particularly enjoyed learning how to use and count money.
In science we have been looking at animals and their habitats and have been lucky enough to go on an amazing trip to a farm. The children got to experience what the animals that live in a farm and how a ‘working’ farm is run.
We will be using ICT to support other subjects and the children will be taught to use the internet safely to do their own research and to use different Word programs to create labels, posters and other images for displays.
In R.E. we will be learning about Identity (Who am I?). We will also be learning facts about Islam.
Our topic this half term is ‘Bright Lights Big City’. We will be exploring London and all the fabulous landmarks it has to offer. We will also be looking closely at the story of ‘The Great Fire of London’ and how London drastically changed after the fire.
Homework will be given out every Friday and needs to be completed neatly and brought back in for Monday. Please continue to practise Year 2 targets. These are 2, 5 and 10 times tables and related inverse division facts (e.g. 2x5=10 and 5x2=10 so 10÷5=2 and 10÷2=5). They need to be secure with these facts and be able to recall them rapidly. Please feel free to teach your child other times tables as this will help them when they move to Year 3.
If you need any more information about how we can help you support your child, please ask.
Class Teacher – Miss Thirsk
Support Staff – Mrs Turner