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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Morgan, Armstrong, Morpurgo and Hockney!

This year, Year 2 consists of 4 classes split across both the King and the Kirk Campus. We have outlined the class and staffing structure below for your reference.

 

Morgan Class

 

Our teacher this year is Mrs Murphy and our class teaching assistant is Mrs Wilkins. Morgan class is based at the King Campus.

 

Armstrong class

 

Our teacher this year is Miss Chant and our class teaching assistant is Miss Whybrow. We are very lucky to have support from Mrs Morgan. Armstrong class is based at the King Campus.

 

Morpurgo Class

 

Our teacher this year is Miss Webb and our class teaching assistant is Mrs Jones. We are very lucky to have support from Miss Stenning. Morpurgo class is based at the Kirk Campus. This class is a mix of Year 1 and 2 children and we will be following the Year 2 curriculum along with the other Year 2 classes.

 

Hockney Class

 

Our teacher this year is Miss Foyle and our class teaching assistant is Miss Harris. We are very lucky to have Miss Atkinson working with us who is a student teacher. Hockney class is based at the Kirk CampusMiss Foyle is the year leader across both the King and Kirk Campus.  

 

Year 2 have a very exciting year of learning ahead so please keep checking back for photos and updates. Thank you for your continued support this year.  

 

If you have any concerns or questions, then your child's class teacher is your first point of call. Our doors are always open at the beginning and end of the school day. Your second point of call is your child's year leader, following this a senior leader.

 

Key information

 

  • Children are able to change their banded books as and when they need to when they come into school in the morning. Boxes of books are outside the classrooms for children to independently choose from
  • Show and tell is every Friday afternoon. In year 2 show and tell must be linked to our current project.

PE

 

Our outdoor PE slot for the this term is on a Tuesday afternoon where the children will be learning a range of ball skills skills. We will also have dance with Mr Bridle every Thursday.

 

Every afternoon we aim to go for a 5 minute run around the field where children challenge themselves to match or beat the number of laps run each day. Therefore, it is suggested that children keep their PE kits in school for the whole week as we encourage children to change their shoes to take part in the daily run. 

Forest School

 

Forest school will continue for children at the King Campus this half term. This will be on a Thursday morning, so children may come to school dressed in their Forest School clothes and bring their uniform in a named bag. Please check your child's class window for more information on Forest School.

Home Learning

 

Reading

Please read with your child as often as possible at home and record in their home/school book which are checked daily. Each class has their own reading race where for everyday they read at home their name will move up a chart. When a child has read 5 times or more over the week they are entered into a raffle to win a prize at the end of every half term. They will also be awarded a house point for everyday they read including weekends and holidays.

 

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 the children the opportunity to read a range of genres and develop their pleasure for reading.

 

Spelling

Children will receive a weekly list of spellings to learn at home. These will be sent home every Friday and then checked in school the following Friday. Please support your child in learning to spell these words.

 

 

Project: 'The Great Explorer'.

 

On Monday 4th November, Year 2 received a mysterious bag that was full of different clothing and pieces of equipment. The children were able to draw on their prior knowledge to work out that the bag belonged to Polar explorer. This launched our new project where for the next 4 weeks, children will be completing a book study around the book 'The Great Explorer'. This project will have an English, Geography and DT focus. Children will be writing newspaper reports and diary entries, learning to locate the Arctic and will make their very own hot air balloons.

Dates for the Diary

  • Monday 18th November- Inset Day
  • Tuesday 19th November- Tree planting at Harmony Woods for Hockney and Morpurgo
  • Tuesday 19th November- Parents evening (3.30-7pm)
  • Thursday 21st November- Tree planting at Harmony Woods for Morgan and Armstrong.
  • Thursday 21st November- Parents evening (3.30-5.30pm)
  • Friday 13th December- Christmas jumper and Christmas dinner day.
  • Monday 16th December- 2pm- Nativity performance (Toddlers and babies invited).
  • Tuesday 17th December- 6pm- Nativity performance (Adults only).  
  • Friday 20th December- End of term.
  • Friday 14th February- Inset Day
  • Monday 1st June- Inset Day

 

 

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