Welcome to Year 2!
Morgan, Armstrong, Lloyd-Webber and Hockney
Welcome back to the second Autumn term. We hope that you all had a relaxing and fun-filled break and are looking forward to another exciting half term.
This year we have Year 2 classes based at both Campuses and we will all be working together throughout the year. Our classes are as follows:
Morgan Class: Mrs Murphy (Class teacher) and Miss Forbes (TA)
Armstrong Class: Miss Higginson (Class teacher and Year Two Leader), Mrs Wilkins (HLTA) and Mrs Spencer (Student teacher)
Lloyd Webber Class: Miss Webb (Class teacher) and Mrs Jones (HLTA)
Hockney Class: Miss Chant (Class teacher) and Miss Whybrow (TA)
We will begin a book study based around the book ’The Great Explorer’ by Chris Judge. This project will have an English, DT and Geography focus. With the book being based around a journey to the Arctic, children will be finding out where the Arctic is and writing diary entries and a survival guide. Additionally, children will be designing, making and evaluating their own hot air balloons.
This half term our project is called ‘Eye Spy’. After receiving a letter from Miss Palmer, the children will become geographers and scientists. They will use their observation and creative ideas to create a virtual tour of Andover in the school. The children will act as tour guides. Throughout the project children consider the location of Andover and discover the physical and human features. Additionally, the children will think about the current environmental issues and find out from the older generation what is was like to live in Andover and why it is special.
In addition to the home learning sheets that will be sent home at the beginning of a new project, children are encouraged to read and practise their spellings at home.
Please read with your child as often as possible at home and record in their home school book which is checked daily. Each class has their own reading race where for every day a child reads at home they move their name up the chart. When a child has read 4 times or more over the week they are entered into a raffle to win a prize at the end of each half term. All children are encouraged to take part in our school wide reading challenge, which can be completed over the whole school year and can be found on the website.
Children will receive a weekly list of spellings to learn at home. These will be sent home every Friday, commencing Friday 6th November and then checked in school the following Friday.
King Campus – Wednesday Kirk Campus – Friday
We will be continuing with the daily run, so please ensure that your child has suitable footwear to participate every day. PE kits will be sent home on a Friday to be washed and returned on Monday.
King Campus – Thursday AM Kirk Campus – Wednesday AM
For King Campus, please can children come into school wearing their Forest School clothes and bring in their school uniform in a named bag. For Kirk Campus, please can children wear their Forest School clothes into school. No additional clothes are required for Kirk Campus. Additionally children should bring their own named wellies and a spare pair of socks.
Show and Tell:
Show and Tell will take place every Friday. Children are welcome to bring in something to share with the class. We encourage children to bring in something linked to their project learning. Please ensure it is a small item that can be wiped down and cleaned.
Please do speak to us if you have any queries or concerns. It can be a little tricky to speak on the door so it is advisable to write a note in your child’s home school diary or book an appointment with your child's class teacher though the school email address: email@example.com.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to an exciting year ahead!
The Year 2 Team
Learning from home
We are now using Google Classroom for our remote learning. Each week work will be added to the platform so children are able to access everything we do in school at home.
Access Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/
Armstrong Classroom Code: 5pwgwgx
Morgan Classroom Code: vvc7xpj
Hockney Classroom Code: zbwluiu
Lloyd-Webber Classroom Code: 3jhbqhw
If you have any questions please speak to your child’s class teacher in the first instance.
Additionally, please find below some ideas for home learning.
Here are a selection of websites that you may find useful:
https://www.purplemash.com/ (your child's login details can be found at the back of their home school diaries)
The children in Year 2 have really enjoyed their first couple of Forest School sessions. The children chose from a variety of activities including the mud kitchen and den building. The children were also able to choose their own activity; some children built swings and climbed trees. Here are some photos of us enjoying ourselves at Forest School. Check back soon for more photos!