Welcome to Year 2 (2022-2023)
Morgan, Armstrong, Lloyd-Webber and Hockney
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:
Armstrong Class: Mrs Mackay-Martin (Class teacher)
Morgan Class: Mrs Mitchell-Cole (Class teacher)
Hockney Class: Miss Foyle (Class teacher and year group leader).
Lloyd Webber Class: Miss Scales (Class teacher).
PE and Forest School
This half term, PE and Forest School will both be held on a Monday for all Year 2 children.
Kirk Campus: Hockney and Lloyd Webber will both have Forest School first thing in the morning on a Monday. Children are to come to school dressed in Forest School clothes (old, warm clothing and wellies). After their Forest School lesson, children will change into their PE kits and remain in PE kit for the rest of the day, therefore please ensure PE kit is in school on a Monday. Children do not need to bring school uniform to school on a Monday.
King Campus—Morgan: Morgan class will have Forest School first thing in the morning on a Monday so they will need to come to school dressed in Forest School clothes (old, warm clothing and wellies). After their Forest School lesson, children will change into their PE kits and remain in PE kit for the rest of the day, therefore please ensure PE kit is in school on a Monday. Children do not need to bring school uniform to school on a Monday.
King Campus– Armstrong: Armstrong class will have PE first thing in the morning on a Monday so they will need to come to school dressed in their PE kits. After their PE lesson, children will change into their Forest School clothes so please ensure children bring these into school in a bag (old, warm clothing and wellies). Children will then remain in Forest School clothes for the rest of the day unless muddy and then they will change back into PE kit. Children do not need to bring school uniform to school on a Monday.
Year 2 will also have an additional PE lesson on a Wednesday this half term, therefore please ensure that PE kits are returned to school on a Wednesday.
Reading: Every Monday, children will be bringing home a new reading book that links to what they are learning in phonics that week. It is important that children read this book multiple times over the course of the week as this will support children to develop their fluency and flow when reading. Please ensure that books are returned every Monday so that they can be changed. Every Tuesday, children will be visiting the school library and will be able to pick a book of their choice from a wide variety of genres and text types. Please ensure children bring in their library book every Tuesday as they are unable to choose a new book if they do not return their old one.
Please read with your child as often as possible at home and record in their home school book. 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. Any reading that children complete at home can be recorded in their diary and will be included in the reading race. In addition to their school phonics book and library book, children may choose to read picture books, magazines, chapter books and non-fiction books to name a few.
Additionally, all children are encouraged to take part in our school wide reading challenge, which can be completed over the whole school year. This will give children the opportunity to read a range of genres and develop their pleasure for reading. The reading challenge can be found below.
Spelling: In Year 2, children will be set weekly spelling homework. Children will be set spellings on a Friday and will then be tested on the following Friday. Weekly spellings will link to what children are learning in phonics that week.
Thank you in advance for your support with reading and spelling home learning.
Project: ’From One Island to Another.
Commencing Friday 24th February, we will begin a 6 week project called ’From One Island to another’. This project will have a Geography, English and PE focus. After experiencing an aeroplane adventure to New Zealand in our classrooms, we will become geographers and learn to locate the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world. We will focus on New Zealand, learning to identify and describe the human and physical features of the country and compare these to where we live in the United Kingdom. We will become writers to create a postcard of a visit to New Zealand, a persuasive leaflet to encourage someone to visit New Zealand and a description of New Zealand. We will also become dancers, learning a traditional Hakka dance. At the end of the project, we will showcase what we have learned about New Zealand at our very own visitor centre.
Children will bring home a separate home learning and vocabulary sheet for this project.
Dates for the diary
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 send an email via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be reminded that your child’s Class Teacher is your first point of contact.
Learning from home
We are using Google Classroom to support children who are working from home.
Access Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/
Armstrong Classroom Code: kvkm3ji
Morgan Classroom Code: gy564xd
Hockney Classroom Code: zbwluiu
Lloyd-Webber Classroom Code: dv4zj6l
Parent Letter: https://www.endeavourprimary.org/letters-to-more-than-one-year-group/
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)