YEAR 2'S NEWSLETTER

on Monday, 23 January 2017.

 

                     

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

The children have had a brilliant start to the term and we have embarked on our new topic ‘The Great Fire of London’. There are a few things to tell you about so I thought I would fit in all in one class newsletter.

 

Maths

 

This term we will be learning about multiplication and division. We use a scheme called Maths No Problem and we use practical learning every day. We use lots of equipment each lesson so have a look on Class Dojo to see what we are up to.

 

English

Juls

We are learning about The Great Fire of London this half term and this gives us lots of writing opportunities. We will also be starting SATS practice to improve our comprehension skills. We have been learning about the monarchy, especially Oliver Cromwell and King Charles II. We even had a visit from Oliver Cromwell this week and he was pretty scary!

 

Exciting things coming up:

 

Cooking Lesson

 

We have Michaela Bowles coming in to our class next week to teach us how to make bread because the Great Fire started in a bakery in Pudding Lane.

 

 Puppy Visit

Fanta

Following on from our animals’ topic last term, I made a promise to the children that they would be able to meet my new puppy Fanta (I’m guessing that the children have told you lots about him- sorry!). He is now a little older (16 weeks) and is used to being around people. He is a cockapoo so half cocker spaniel, half poodle. This means that he is hypo-allergenic so does not set off allergies and does not shed hair. The children will get an opportunity to stroke him and play a little bit but will be supervised at all times. If you are unhappy about this visit, please speak to me and I will make other arrangements for your child for that afternoon.

 

Homework

 

The children are expected to read 4 times a week with an adult. Please just sign your name and the date and then we can make sure that your child is getting the right reading ribbons!

 

Children receive spellings on a Tuesday and are tested on the following Monday.

 

I am going to start sending short comprehension tasks home for the children to complete with you at home. This will be a great chance for you to see the level of difficulty of the tests and the children will become experts with all the practice!

 

PE

 

PE is still on a Tuesday afternoon and should remain the same for the rest of the year.

 

Thank you for all of your support, we really appreciate it.

Mrs Peek and Mrs Massey.