Snow Day Activities - February 2018
If you would like work for your child to complete while school is closed due to the weather there are a couple of suggestions below:
1. Thursday is World Book Day - it would be great if the children could spend some time reading with an adult. There are book themed games on the official website too: http://www.worldbookday.com/play-and-win/
2. The children have been reading a book in school called 'Into The Forest' by Anthony Browne. The story of the book combines ideas from lots of famous fairytales. An image from the book is shown below.
The children could continue the story based on what they know so far and then thinking about 'What happens when the little boy walks through the dark, spooky woods and knocks on the door of the mysterious cottage?'
- What might he see?
- Who might answer the door?
- What might he smell inside the cottage?
- How would these things make him feel?
- What happens next?
They might tell you a few different things that could happen, draw a picture to show their ideas, write them down in sentences or even act them out (dressing up optional...)! The more imaginative the better!
Welcome to the Year 2 page! My name is Mr Warren and I am the class teacher, the Year 2 teaching team is myself, Mrs Wannop (Teaching Assistant) and Miss Collins who will be teaching on a Monday afternoon covering my PPA. We are all extremely excited about teaching your child and helping them to have another fantastic year at school. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all back to another school year at Caedmon.
In year 2 we aim to provide the balance of a challenging and stimulating curriculum which enthuses the children to become creative, hardworking, independent learners. We work hard to ensure that ALL children are challenged in their lessons and children regularly have the opportunity to review their own learning. We believe that it is important for children to enjoy school and enjoy learning and this will be something we aim to achieve.
Mornings in Year 2 are very busy with Read Write Inc sessions or reading, Literacy and Maths lessons. We aim to incorporate ICT and outdoor and active learning to enhance and enrich your child's learning. Our teaching begins promptly at the start of the day so it is extremely important your child is on time to begin learning at the start of the school day otherwise they may miss valuable lesson time.
Afternoons are filled with a creative curriculum that incorporates Geography, History, Art, DT and Music. This will involve a range of cross-curricular activities which will supplement your child's learning further.
Children will be given the opportunity to change their reading books as often as they would like and they will be encouraged in their reading by completing their ‘reading cocktail’ on our new ‘Thirst for Reading’ class display. Each child will have the chance to choose both a library book and a reading book to take and share at home. Each child has been given a new reading record, please encourage your child in their reading and feel free to enjoy their reading with them. Please also track their reading progress in their home reading records and we will respond to any comments written.
PE will be taught on a Tuesday and a Thursday when we will be working across a range of sports alongside developing our movement, balance and co-ordination. This requires your child to bring correct PE kit to school. This kit consists of black/navy shorts, a plain white / red t-shirt and suitable footwear e.g. trainers/plimsolls.
It would be great if kit could be left in school throughout the week, or ideally, for the entire half term. Please ensure all items of clothing including uniform and PE Kit are clearly labelled with your child’s full name.
ICT and Computing
To see some of the ICT and Computing work we have been doing, please visit www.caedmonict.org - keep checking back throughout the school year for further updates.
In Year 2 we are keen to celebrate and share your childs successes and achievements outside of school. Therefore it would be great if you could send in any evidence, certificates and photos which your child collects throughout the year.
Our Class Mascot - Nibbler the Penguin
In Year 2 we have our mascot which this year is a Penguin who the children have named Nibbler. Every Friday, one child will be given Nibbler the Penguin and his travel diary to take home over the weekend / school holiday. Please help and encourage your child to record some of their activities or events with Nibbler by completing a record of their time spent with him at home. Please feel free to include any photos, items or drawings your child may have completed within the diary to allow us to build up an exciting, action-packed class diary for our lovely class Penguin!
End of Year Assessments (SATS)
It is a statutory requirement that children are assessed at the end of Key Stage 1. These assessments will take place throughout May. These assessments are extremely important and we will be working hard to help your child achieve their potential we hope you will support us in doing so. There will be a parents' meeting to explain more about Key Stage 1 assessment later in the year.
Literacy and Maths homework will be set on a weekly basis (every Friday) to supplement work covered in class and should be returned by Thursday of the following week.. Alongside class homework, weekly spellings which are extremely important, will also be handed out on a Friday for a spelling test on the following Friday. We would kindly ask parents to support their child in the completion of their homework and spelling practice to support and develop their learning further.
Finally... We are all very much looking forward to teaching your child in Year 2, helping them to enjoy another fantastic year at Caedmon.