Year 2

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Hello and welcome to Year 2.

 

This year each class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Llwynog, this means ‘Foxes Class’ in Welsh.

 

Below we have included some information about our class and how we work. We are holding a drop in session on Thursday 14th September between 3:15pm- 4:15pm where we will be available to answer any of your questions.

 

The people who work in our class are:

Miss Rosen

Miss Regan, Miss Dillon and Miss Williams

 

Our week in school and things to remember:

Monday – Please return book bags and homework.
Reading books will be changed on the day your child reads.

If their book is not in school it may not be changed.

 

Tuesday – We are continuing Forest School this term so please bring a pair of wellies

to keep in school.

 

Friday – PE day; Please could you bring trainers and an outdoor PE kit as we are

focusing on ball skills, team games and athletics this term.

 

Book bags; Reading books will be sent home and any other suitable homework.

Please return both on Monday.

 

What are we learning about this term?

Our literacy lessons this term will continue to focus on the Gingerbread man. Having learnt, written and performed the story, we are now looking to create our own Gingerbread man movie with some new characters. Using our creative ICT skills we will create a 2018 version of the traditional tale before holding a movie afternoon for the class to see their movies on the big screen!
Alongside this we will be beginning our new topic of Now and then…

Here we are looking to explore the similarities and differences of the two longest reigning monarchs in history, Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria.  We will be focusing on our fact finding skills, researching the lives of highly influential people from the reign of Queen Victoria like Florence Nightingale. We will then continue our journey through Queen Victoria’s reign to look at famous scientists  and how their inventions lead to the creation of many of the items we use every day.
We will look to produce fact files, create circuits, complete experiments and make our own timelines to show what we have learnt along the way.

 

We will develop Welsh, History,  Geography, Art and ICT skills during this term too.

 

 

Learning at home

Reading at home is very important. We ask you to read with your child as often as you can. The school reading book will be sent home for the weekend. We ask that you fill in the reading record. The reading record has some lovely activities in them that you are welcome to do with your child. If your child reads anything other than their school book we would love to hear about that too. There will be other homework sent home when it is relevant.