Hello and welcome to the year 2 class page. My name is Mr Walpole.
It has been a challenging and different few months leading up to your child entering year 2 but we will ensure that your child is happy, safe and ready for the year ahead.
Year 2 is an exciting year: it's the last year of being in key stage 1 and we have our SATS tests which allow us to show off the amazing skills and knowledge we have learned. We also have our phonics screening test in Autumn 2 which the children missed out on last year. This may seem a lot but we have a very hard working and dedicated team of staff that includes myself, Miss Turver, Mrs Kinsey and Mrs Nettleship. We are looking forward to learning new things and rising to new challenges. As a class, we celebrate all progress and hard work through rewards and celebrations.
I strongly believe the triangular relationship of parents, children and teachers is necessary for your child’s success. For that reason, the school has systems put in place to encourage the beneficial relationship which home-school cooperation can bring for the pupil. If you have any questions you can get in touch with me through the Class Dojo system or by calling the school.
Other Key Information
The school has recently bought into TTrockstars which is a website based on aiding children's development in mental maths and times tables. Each child has a unique log-on and password so their progress and development can be tracked. There is also the opportunity for competition as they can challenge their friends and see who is the fastest.
- Reading – I encourage as much reading as possible; reading of fiction and non-fiction, as well as poetry with your child will inspire them and broaden their knowledge. If possible, please set aside as much time as you can for your child to read independently or with a family member each night.
- Please note – a comment with a page number and signature should be made every time a child reads at home.
- Homework – Homework is given out in homework books on Friday’s and should be returned the following Wednesday. Please encourage and help your child complete their homework and leave a comment and/or signature. Please note – homework will include spellings & times tables practice.
- P.E. – Children should have an appropriate P.E. kit in school. Children are asked to wear their PE kit to school on a Thursday. They will wear their PE kit all day and return home in it so that we are not losing items of clothing and risking the spread of germs by getting in and out of clothes.
Cleanliness and hygiene is important at the moment and the children will be asked to sanitize their hands as they enter school grounds and as they enter the classroom. There will be handwashing intervals throughout the day and we will be keeping our tables and areas of working as clean as possible.
Our class has a different look to normal but its great to see so many smiley faces back in school!!
We enjoyed looking at Andy Goldsworthy in art. We created our own paths using natural materials
We used computers to explore google classrooms and TTrockstars. We love TTrockstars and it helps us improve our multiplication and division facts!
We loved going out and exploring the micro-habitats in our school ground.
We took the time to enjoy the sunshine and our amazing prayer garden. We love reading and all chose a book we love to read outside.
We used drama to perform different stories that we have been learning about in RE. We showed a deep understanding of the emotions of the different characters.
We loved creating our bonfire art, our fireworks are amazing!
We made poppies to remember all those that have died in wars. Look at our amazing display
Topic overview - Autumn 1
Topic overview - Autumn 2