Welcome to Year 2.
As we enter the new term we ask you to please take a look at all of the info below that contains the important 'stuff' for day to day life at Poplars!
Your Teachers are: Mrs Tennant and Miss Batty
Don't forget to scroll down to the class pages to see what we have been doing this week and any photos we have taken.
This half term our topic will be called Muck, Mess and Mixtures. We will be having lots of fun exploring lots of different materials.
Please find more information below about other areas we will be covering this year :)
Muck, Mess and Mixtures
Narratives about personal experiences
Different types of sentences – statement, question, exclamation, command
Expanded noun phrases
Present and past tense
Subordinating conjunctions (when, if, that, because)
Co-ordinating conjunctions (or, and, but)
Staying and feeling safe
What is Coronavirus?
Reconnecting with friends
Understanding the importance of positive feelings
Learning new things
Managing worries or fears
Understand the importance of saying thankyou
Describe feelings I might experience if I lose somebody or something special
Identify how information is presented
Discuss favourite words and phrases
Predicting what may happen based on what has happened so far
Answering and asking questions
Music express –
Judaism – Yom Kippur
Create a PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate what the children have learnt using digital pictures
Looking at where different foods come from around the world
Design and Technology
Taste testing foods from around the world and describing them
Sorting and grouping foods into healthy and unhealthy and discuss
Melting ingredients (chocolate) following a recipe
Art and design
Marbling and bubble prints
Ice cube painting
Using different materials to create a collage
Messy mixtures afternoon
Experimenting with properties of clay
Creating food landscapes and collages (Carl Warner)
Counting backward and forwards within 20, 50 and 100
Read and write numerals in words
Count in multiples of 2,3,5 and 10
Please ensure that all of your children’s clothes are clearly labelled with their names, this enables lost items to be returned to their owners! Children must not trainers.
Due to current COVID19 restrictions we ask that your child comes to school in their PE kit on the days that they are due to have their lesson as we cannot provide areas for them to change.
2KT have PE every Monday and Tuesday
2ZB have PE every Monday and Tuesday
Please ensure that all PE kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Their PE kit should consist of:
Please inform your child’s teacher immediately if they have any medical conditions/requirements.
Please speak to the office if medication is required within the school day. If your child only requires medication to be taken between 1-3 times per day then they do not need to take it while at school.
It is really important for your child to practise reading as much as possible in order to consolidate their learning in school and to help them to broaden their vocabulary skills, general knowledge and imagination. While we practise reading in school as much as possible, each child is expected to read to an adult/older sibling at home at least 3 times per week. This needs to be dated and signed by the adult/older sibling who hears them to read in their reading record book.
Children who meet this requirement receive rewards and prizes for themselves and the class.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be back into school by the following Wednesday in order for it to be marked.
Spellings homework will be sent home each Friday by your child's 'Read, Write, Inc' teacher, and will be checked the following Friday.
We're looking forward to a great year!
The Year 2 Team