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In Year 2, we encourage the children to be organised and prepared for each school day. Year 2 is an important milestone, not just because of SATs, but because of how much your child will grow, mature and become more independent over the course of the year. We appreciate your continued support in every aspect of your child’s learning.
About our class
In 2GN, 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. This classroom philosophy is based on a foundation of mutual trust and respect- between the adults and the children- and we show this through constant hard work and effort.
Mathletics is a fantastic online resource for children to develop their mathematical understanding in a fun and accessible way. Every child has a log in for Mathletics - please encourage your child to use the programme even just for 15 minutes a day. All the activities are differentiated for your child’s needs- meaning they provide just the right level of challenge according to their level and depth of mathematical understanding. If that wasn’t exciting enough, using Mathletics frequently earns your child points, which go towards bronze, silver and gold certificates. The more children in our class who use Mathletics will hopefully earn us enough points to win the weekly Mathletics trophy - and we all know how much Miss Newton loves to win!
As a school we are taking part in the ‘Times Tables Rock!’ challenge. By the end of Year 4, all children should know up to 12x12; however, in Year 2, we focus on knowing the multiplication and division facts for the 2s, 5s and 10s. Every morning in 2GN, we complete a time table challenge as part of our morning work- Miss Newton may send a sheet home if she thinks anyone needs a little more practice.
Spelling homework is set on a Friday and is due back in school on the following Monday. It may help to remind them of the spellings before the Friday spelling test.
Reading records need to be in school every day and taken home every night so the children can read for at least 10 minutes a day with an adult. Please ask the children questions on what they have read and explain words they may not understand.
PE kits need to be available in school on a Monday and Tuesday. Monday sessions require an indoor kit and Tuesday sessions require an outdoor kit.
Kit required for P.E:
Boys - White T-shirt and black shorts and trainers or pumps for outdoor games during summer and winter months. Warm navy/black tracksuit for outdoor games during the winter months.
Girls - White T-shirt, black shorts or cycling shorts (not nylon or lycra) and trainers or pumps for outdoor games during summer and winter months. Warm navy/black tracksuit for outdoor games during the winter months.
Please note earrings must be removed for PE or covered by tape provided by the parent.
When children have behaved for the week they receive a green sticker on a Friday. If your child doesn’t have their sticker it may be worth a gentle reminder about how they lost it and how they can improve their behaviour.
One lucky child will also take home Basil, our class pet (!), for the weekend, alongside his diary where it is expected your child will recount what adventures you have been up to! If your child arrives home on a Friday with Basil, this is because Miss Newton has noticed them demonstrating the 4 R’s- Resilience, Responsibility, Respect and Resourcefulness- over the course of the week.
If you have any questions/concerns, I am always available to chat at drop off/pick up time.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Miss Newton, Mrs Endicott, Mrs Gelder and Mrs Shawden.
From our first week together to our last. What a treat it has been to teach 27 such wonderful children. Wishing you all a very happy summer holiday (when it finally arrives!)
And they're off! We released our butterflies in the bright, June sunshine today. We waved them goodbye as we released them into the wild.
2GN celebrated the end of SATs with a slice of chocolate cake this afternoon. I am extremely proud of their achievements and delighted with each and every one of them. Enjoy your half term everybody.
Another well deserved treat for the end of the half term! We have been learning about different types of animals in science and decided to explore our school pond to see what we could find. Frogs, tadpoles and dragonflies all made the list!
The faces of young musicians concentrating hard on the notes and waiting for their cue to come in. We’ve loved playing different musical instruments and learning about beats and rhythm.
The girls in 2GN have rendered Miss Newton null and void in golden time - by enjoying a game of teachers! They are rather bossy; I wonder who they are inspired by...
Happy Egg Day from the wonderful children in 2GN! We had some incredible creations- including spider egg, sonic the egghodge and teenage mutant ninja egg!