Here you will find key information and updates to keep you up to speed with our class news.
We have completed our first term in Year 2 and it has been such an amazing start to the year. Class 2 have been working extremely hard and have produced some fantastic work. I am very proud of each and every one of them. We cannot wait to get started with our next term and new topic.
As usual, our school day will begin at 8:45am, where I will great you and your child at the hexagon on the yard. Our school day will finish at 3:00pm and you can collect your child from the same place. For the safety of the children, could you please ensure that you do not take your child until I have been informed that an adult has arrived for them.
Play time: 10:30am
Dinner time: 12:00pm
Class 2’s PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.
Please could you ensure that your child has their PE kits in school during these days. This includes, a red top, shorts/leggings/joggers, pumps or trainers. At Sitwell Infant School we value PE as an important part of the curriculum, therefore we expect all children to take part in PE each week. Please ensure that your child is not wearing earrings/jewellery, otherwise they will not be able to take part. We do not want children to miss out on valuable learning experiences in school.
Please ensure that your child brings their book bags and reading diary to school every day. Children will need to hand in their reading diaries every Monday morning so that we have time to check them and send them back out on the same day. Don't forget, we have added a reminder of your child's book band colour and reference to their individual reading targets. If your child reads 3 times per week they will receive a stamp. Once they have collected 6 stamps they will win a prize from Mrs Peart! So far this year, we have lots of children who have collected 6 stamps and we want to keep this up. Class 2 love to celebrate their reading success by visiting Mrs Peart and collecting a wonderful prize. Let's see if we can collect even more stamps this term!
Home learning tasks will be posted on Google Classroom every Friday. This will alternate between a Phonics task one week, followed by Maths the next. Please let us know how your child get's on each week. You could post a photo or leave a comment and this will help us to send out appropriate homework each week. The children who complete the most homework each term will receive a special prize.
Our Autumn Term topic was Sun, Sea and Sand. The children had lots of exciting learning experiences during this topic. These included our visit to Cleethorpes, seaside through the ages, seascapes, sea shanties, exploring maps of the UK, human and physical features.
Class 2 enjoyed a text called ‘The Storm Whale.’ They developed their writing skills in poetry, letter writing, narrative and instructions. In Maths they focused on place value, addition and subtraction. During Science they explored living things and their habitats, as well as investigating materials and their properties.
Our Spring Term topic was Enchanted Woodlands. Class 2 have enjoyed lots of fantastic learning opportunities last term. These included our visit to Austerfield Study Centre, investigating plants, tree's and woodland animals, exploring physical features of landscapes and compass directions, developing hockey and tennis skills, caring for the environment, designing and making food products and researching significant individuals such as, David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg.
As writers, Class 2 have developed skills in writing instructions, setting and characters descriptions and alternative endings to stories. As Mathematicians, Class 2 focused on representing and partitioning numbers, recognising and combining coins, fractions of quantities and developing strategies for addition and multiplication.
Our Summer Term topic is Outrageous Creatures. We have plenty of amazing learning experiences for the children to enjoy this term. These include a visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, exploring outrageous creatures and their habitats, developing a knowledge of online safety, relationships and changing me, Ramadan and Eid celebrations, clay sculpting in Art, Musicianship, continents and oceans and cricket, rounders and athletic skills.
As writers, Class 2 will develop skills in story writing, character descriptions, poetry and fact files.
As Mathematicians, Class 2 will focus on place value and partitioning numbers in various ways, statistics including interpreting data, fractions of quantities, time, shape and measure.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact myself on the class email.
Let's have a great year!
Thanks, Miss Hollowood.