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Welcome to Year 2
Year 2 teacher: Mrs Goymer
Year 2 teaching assistants: Mrs Nicholls and Miss Hulley
POWer Project: Our topic for this half term is The Home Front.
Be learning about events within World War Two and how the war affected children and people at home.
Be learning what life was like during World War Two, with a particular focus on Birmingham and our local area of Erdington.
Show understanding of why children were evacuees during the war. Explain what happened to these children and use maps to show the locations of where children were sent.
Homework projects are due back by Friday 13th December. There will be a to showcase children's creations. TBC
Here is the concept map containing some of the vocabulary children will be exposed to during our topic. They are encouraged to understand the meanings of these words and use them across the curriculum.
PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
PE days: Tuesdays and Thursdays - please remember your kit on a Tuesday and keep it in school for the week! We have only won the golden time points twice this year for PE kit... lets get some golden time this half term!
You will need a white t-shirt, black shorts/leggings or jogging bottoms and black pumps or trainers.
Appropriate footwear is needed (black pumps or trainers) children may bring longer bottoms and a jacket in for the colder weather.
Please ensure all items are clearly named especially school jumpers.
New spellings and related rules are sent home every Friday and the test is on the following Friday. All taught spelling rules and Year 1 and 2 common exception words will be available to practise on Spelling Shed.
There will be a weekly spelling test and times table test on a Friday.
Please can you work with your child on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
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Watch this space...
Tuesday 5th November - Back to school Autumn term 2 begins
Thursday 12th December - School closed elections
Wednesday 27th November - Visit to Erdington War memorial
Friday 13th December - Visit to Santa Safari
Friday 13th December - POWer Project due in
Wednesday 18th December - KS1 Christmas production (TBC)
Friday 20th December - Break up for Christmas (2 weeks)
Tuesday 7th January -Back to school Spring term 1 begins
Friday 14th February - Break up for half term (1 week)
Monday 24th February - Back to school Spring term 2 begins
Friday 27th March - POWer Project due in
Friday 3rd April - Break up for half term (2 weeks)
Tuesday 21st April - Back to school Summer term 1 begins
Monday 4th May - Bank Holiday
May - KS1 SATs
Friday 22nd May - Break up for half term (1 week)
Monday 1st June - Back to school Summer term 2 begins
Children will need to bring their reading books and reading diaries in on a Thursday and Friday so that they can read with an adult. Their book will be changed once they have finished the book and shown a good level of fluency and understanding.
Books and diaries must be put in the red tray in the classroom in order for them to be changed.
We recommend that the children read a book (whether that be their home reader or a book of their choice) at least 3 times a week. This will help improve their: fluency, decoding, expression, ability to draw inference and complete comprehension questions about such texts. We also encourage children to use MyOn to read a variety of books online.