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2 YEW - Mrs Gallagher

Year 2 - Mrs Gallagher

jegallagher@st-peters.wakefield.sch.uk

 

You can find out what we are currently learning on our Curriculum Newsletter.

 

About our class

In 2YEW, we are a team! We work together, with the support and guidance of the adults, to be the best we can be. We support and celebrate each other’s achievements and we are proud when we accomplish something new. We follow our St Peter’s & Clifton SPIRIT in all we do and we will be recognised and celebrated when showing these school values.

 

Homework expectations

  • Reading daily for at least 10 minutes - either your Little Wandle book over the weekend, or a sharing book with a grown up. 
  • ED SHED - you can play games to practise your spellings here. Your login is in your reading record. 
  • Spellings - practise writing them on the sheet provided. Set Thursday to be returned by the following Wednesday.
  • Timestables Rockstars - the children all have logins in their reading records. 

 

PE

PE will take place on a Tuesday and Friday this half term. The children will be taking part in Fundamental movement sessions on a Monday and on Wednesday will be learning how to play Dodgeball with Mrs Gallagher and the PE coach. 

 

     

    Reading

    Reading is extremely important to children of all ages, but during Year 2, you will notice significant changes in your child’s reading fluency and comprehension as they become more independent. There are numerous things we as a school do to support children’s reading and coupled with support from home, their progress accelerates momentously.

    • Reading raffle- 1 ticket for every 5 times read at home, having had their reading records signed by an adult.
    • I would love every child to read for at least 10 minutes every day- reading is so important
    • We have an amazing reading garden in our classroom where we can chose to read, we even read outside quite a lot.
    • Guided reading- all children participate in a mixture of guided or whole-class reading every day in Year 2. Children will also have the opportunity to read individually with an adult at school too.
    • Phonics- we will be consolidating phase 3 - 5 sounds in the autumn term, then begin to work on Phase 6 for the rest of the year. All children will sit a phonics check within autumn 2, to ensure all sounds are consolidated from year 1.

     

    Physical Education

    The children should bring their PE kit in a bag and will get changed for PE at school on these daysBoth at the moment will require an outdoor kit

    Kit required for P.E:

    Boys - White T-shirt and black shorts and trainers for outdoor games during summer and winter months. Warm navy/black tracksuit and trainers for outdoor games during the winter months.

    Girls - White T-shirt, black shorts or cycling shorts (not nylon or lycra) and trainers for outdoor games during summer and winter months. Warm navy/black tracksuit and trainers for outdoor games during the winter months.

    Please note earrings must be removed for PE or covered by tape provided by the parent.

     

    Behaviour

    We follow the ‘good to be green’ behaviour management system. Every child starts the day on the green lily pad; if they make bad choices (e.g. shouting out, not listening etc.) they will move down the chart onto the blue fish, or yellow warning fish or red consequence fish. However, they can rectify this with good choices and move back onto the green lily pad. Exceptional behaviour is rewarded by moving up to the sunshine initially and then the rainbow.

    We love rewarding good choices and hard work; we offer certificates for Writer, Reader, Mathematician and Spirit Star of the week.

     

    Thank you for your ongoing support and I look forward to a brilliant year,

    Mrs Gallagher and Mrs Pap.  

    We painted in the style of Van Gogh’s Starry Night

    Science - living, dead or never alive?

    Norah played the sitar for us and answered all of our questions! Well done Norah!

    Learning how far germs spread in science

    Virtual Multiskills Competition

    Road Safety Workshop - Be Safe, Be Seen!

    Science - seed sorting

    We have been representing numbers to 100 this week in maths!

    PE - We practised balancing!

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