Welcome to Year 2!
Burgundy class is taught by Mrs Kamanyire and Mrs Remington Davidson.
Ruby class is taught by Ms Everrett .
The fantastic teaching assistants who work across both classes are Ms Cooper, Ms Giddings, Ms Lorence and Ms Sanderson.
How can we look after ourselves?
This half-term our topic is Humanimals. In English, we will be reading and writing some non-fiction about exercise, diet, sleep and hygiene. We will need to make our writing clear and interesting by organising our ideas into different kinds of sentences and by choosing our language carefully (perhaps by using expanded noun phrases and technical vocabulary). We’ll also be reading and writing wintery poetry and, of course, putting on our Christmas production! In Maths, we will be focusing on securing fluency with number, beginning with addition and subtraction with two-digit numbers and later introducing multiplication. In science lessons, we’ll be considering what humans need for survival and good health and will also take a closer look at life-cycles, building on our work on animals in Y1. In PE we will focus on developing ‘fundamental’ skills in outdoor games and gymnastics to improve agility, balance and control. Our DT project will be to design and make healthy sandwiches (applying our knowledge from science lessons) as part of our ‘health spa’ wow day!
Book-bags should be brought into school every day: we encourage children to be as independent as possible and to remember their book-bag for themselves.
We hear children read in Guided Reading sessions, and individually at other times.
Children are encouraged to change their books regularly.
Our PE days
Burgundy Class: Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor)
Ruby Class: Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor)
On PE days please bring your Morley PE kit to change into at school (see here for more details). A PE kit consists of T-shirt, shorts, long-sleeved top and jogging bottoms, spare socks, trainers or plimsolls. Long hair must be tied back and no jewellery please.
Our Forest School days
On Mondays we alternate between Ruby and Burgundy class taking part in Forest School in our wildflower meadow. These sessions go ahead in all but the most extreme weather conditions so please do ensure your child has warm, waterproof clothing (ideally including waterproof trousers) and suitable footwear for outdoor activities.
Children will need to bring a filled and named water bottle to school each day. The class tap is drinking water and the children are able to fill their bottles as needed.
Homework will be set on Wednesday via Google Classroom, to be submitted by the following Tuesday. Login details can be found in your child’s reading record. Homework will be acknowledged by the class teacher on Google Classroom.
Key Stage 1 SATS will take place in May. Children will be assessed in Maths, Writing, Reading and Spelling. We will be holding a parent information session in Spring 1.