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Year 2 2021 - 2022

Mrs Harland

           To contact the Year 2 team, please email Year2@elton.cheshire.sch.uk

Year 2 Staff:

Class Teacher: Mrs. Harland

HLTA: Mrs. Robinson (mornings, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon)

TA: Mrs. Reilly (afternoons except Thursday)

Associate Teachers: Miss Hodder and Miss Welsh (from the end of April until June)

 

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome back after the holidays. We hope you had a wonderful break and are ready to continue learning. Your class teacher continues to be Mrs Harland. We also have the wonderful Mrs Robinson working with us in the mornings, and our amazing TA Mrs Reilly with us in the afternoons. We are also fortunate to have two associate teachers, Miss Welsh and Miss Hodder working with us until June. They will be teaching some lessons, and having ownership of the planning and marking of these sessions, supervised by the Year 2 team. If you have any questions, please let one of the team know.

We love it when the children come to school happy and excited to learn. We expect the children to be ready, respectful and safe at all times. We use this language with the children consistently throughout the day, to reinforce good choices and expected behaviour, e.g. 'I love that you're ready to learn. You are being really respectful towards your friends today. Thank you for making a choice that kept your friend safe.'

 

PE

Our PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tuesday sessions are led by our PE coaches, and Wednesday sessions by the Year 2 team. Children will need a named kit in school at all times. We sometimes have extra P.E. sessions or change our sessions around, so this is really important. We send home kit each half term to be washed. Please make sure children have a white top, black or white shorts and pumps or trainers.

 

Homework and Reading

Homework will be sent home on Fridays. Each week we will send home a Learning Log task and a piece of Maths. Homework is due back by Wednesday. Please read with your child as often as possible, every day if you can. Please write a comment in the yellow diary eg. Did they enjoy it? How well are they blending? Could they retell the story? Could they discuss the character’s behaviour? The more practice your child gets, the quicker your child will become fluent. Please keep the reading book and yellow reading diary in their book bag and send it in every day. Each week your child will be given a reading book that they should be able to read independently. They will also choose a ‘book for pleasure’ each week, these are books they really want to read but may not be able to independently i.e. chapter books, encyclopaedias, reference books, biographies etc. These books can be enjoyed together, even if you need to read it all. We want to make reading as pleasurable as possible.

 

So what's in store?

Our topic title is ‘How can we look after our environment and community?’ It is a topic linked to our learning in Geography, which is all about our local area, and the human and physical geography of the North West. Matching the theme of our surrounding environment, our English text will be The Last Wolf, by Mini Grey, a reimagined take on Little Red Riding Hood as she makes her way through the forest. We will also share the text Grandad's Secret Giant by David Litchfield, where we will enter a magical, mystical world of secrets and acts of kindness. 

In Guided Reading, we will be reading the texts Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl and Grimm's Fairy Tales. These books link to both our English texts, and our wider curriculum lessons, and will help us to develop our understanding of the topic. We can't wait to share these exciting books with you.

 

Twitter

We regularly update the school's Twitter feed with what our Year 2 class get up to. Please check out our tweets, follow us, and give us a like!

 

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If you have any questions (however big or small) please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Mrs. Harland, Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Reilly.

 

Things to remember at a glance:

PE kits (black or white shorts/white t-shirt/trainers or pumps/tracksuit for colder weather)-TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS

Reading books and records—EVERYDAY

Water bottles—EVERYDAY

Homework—WEDNESDAY

 

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