Welcome back to Term 4!
What a strange start to the term with some of you learning at home while only a few of you are in school!
While we are at home it's really important that you keep up with your daily reading and Mathletics but there are also plenty of activities in our 'Home Learning' page.
This term we will be learning about Plop- The owl who's afraid of the dark as well and shape and fractions in maths.
Now that we have introduced Wellbeing Wednesday we will be offering a well being activity every week.
We hope you and your families are safe and well and really hope that we will all be back together is school very soon!
Happy New Year!
Well... it's not the start to Term 3 that we were expecting or that we were hoping for but as always we will do our best to support you. We know you will all display your Minster Muscles and work your socks off whether you are a key worker child in school or learning from home.
Try to access the school website each morning to watch the daily introduction video and keep in contact with you class teacher by email or on the daily 2pm zoom meetings.
Hopefully we will all be back at school again together very soon but until then stay safe!
The Year 2 Team
WOW! What a Term it has been!
Despite a blip mid-term when we have to isolate at home, we have had another incredible term at school. We have watched the children mature in front of our eyes. It has been a pleasure to watch them reach new goals and recognise their own progress.
We want to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and hope that all of our Year 2 Minster Magic families keep safe over the festive season.
Welcome back to Term 2!
We have started the term by learning about why we celebrate fireworks night on the 5Th November. The children enjoyed learning the story of the Gun Powder Plot and were able to sequence the key events.
Next, we will be learning about Remembrance Day before we start our Literacy text-War Game.
This term is a busy term, especially this year, as we will be sitting the phonics screening that was missed during lockdown. Please use the phonics mat that we sent home at the end of last term to keep the graphemes fresh in the children’s minds. There are also fun, interactive games to play on www.phonicsplay.com.
As always, we encourage you to read with your child daily and record this in their planner.
Thank you in advance for your continued support with your child’s learning!
Year Two Team
What a fantastic term we have had!
We have had a busy start to the year and have been so impressed by the progress we have seen both academically socially. Most children are now accessing Accelerated Reader and enjoy visiting the library daily to choose their own books.
We have seen so much progress in Literacy while learning the story of Hansel and Gretel. The children have really enjoyed using new vocabulary and building descriptive noun phases to make their writing more interesting.
In maths, we have studied Place Value and looked at numbers up to 100. We have learnt how to represent numbers in pictures, digits and words. Towards the end of the term, we have started looking at different ways to add and subtract.
October is Black History Month and our focus has been Mary Seacole. We have learnt about her life and looked at the world map to see where she travelled during her life.
Thank you to all of our wonderful families who have taken time to support their children’s learning at home. Many children have excelled in their weekly Spelling Bee and multiplication tests.
We hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable half term and look forward to another fun term in the lead up to Christmas.
Miss Phillips Mrs Underdown Mrs Blackwell
Welcome to Year Two!
After such a long time away from school we have been really impressed by how well the children have settled in this week and how sensibly they have adapted to our new routines.
This term we will be focussing on ensuring the children’s emotional well-being is secure as they face the challenge of being back in school full time with the increased expectations of Year Two. We have already listened to ‘The Colour Monster’ which is a simple but powerful story that teaches children to recognise different emotions. We have also had a visit form the pastoral team who helped us learn some simple strategies that we could try if we are feeling angry, anxious or upset. We have displayed prompts around the classrooms and will be discussing these strategies regularly in school. If your child has any difficulties settling in please contact their class teacher as soon as possible so that we can work together to support them.
As you are aware, the children didn’t get to take their Year 1 phonics screen in June so we will be preparing the children to sit this in December.
Year Two is a wonderful year group to be part of and it is always a real treat to see how quickly the children mature and progress. Despite spending such a long time away from the classroom, we are confident that the children hit the ground running now that we are all back!
Please support your child by:
- reading with them every evening
- encouraging them to earn their Mathletics points every week
- preparing for their weekly spelling test
- preparing for their multiplication test
We look forward to working with you and your children this year.
Miss Phillips Mrs Blackwell Mrs Underdown