Welcome back to Year 2!
We hope you had a lovely Easter break and didn't eat too much chocolate! This is our last term together before Year 3 so we need to be thinking about making the right choices and preparing ourselves for life in the juniors! To celebrate a fantastic year in Year 2 we will be taking a trip to Kidzania on June 29th to learn about different jobs and, most importantly, to have some fun! We also have another class assembly on 20th June.
Our topic this term is 'Famous Faces' and we will be learning about lots of people that did amazing things, such Grace Darling and Florence Nightingale. In Literacy we will be doing lots of writing - letter writing, book reviews, stories, information texts and even blogging! In Maths we will be continuing our work on the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) along with work on money, time, number sequences, shapes and fractions. We will also be looking at habitats and life cycles in Science, programming in Computing, comparing different regions in Geography and learning songs for our Infant Music Festival in June.
The children’s reading records and books will be sent home every evening for your child to read at least 6 times a week. Please record each reading session in the reading record and send it back into school every day so that we may also read with your child in school. Books will be changed on Monday and Thursday. If your child finishes the book before it is changed, please feel free to read it again to develop their understanding and comprehension, or read a library book.
A list of spellings based on the week's spelling rule will be sent home every Friday in the children's spelling journals for a test on the following Friday. There will be 12 spellings and children will be tested on 7 words that follow the same spelling rule.
We will also send home the children's Arithmetic sheets on Fridays and encourage you to practise similar questions at home. Education City will also be updated every Friday and children can use the Spellodrome program at home to practice their spellings. Passwords for their accounts will be stuck into the back of their reading records.
Drop off and collection
Please remember to arrive at school promptly between 8.45am and 8.55am ready for registration at 9am. Collection is at 3.10pm so please be there ready. If you would like to speak to the class teacher please wait until afternoon collection, if it is a brief question, or see the office to make an appointment.
We have a P.E. session every Monday and Tuesday so please make sure you have a named P.E. kit in school for these sessions.
Please bring in a named set of headphones to be worn for ICT lessons. These can be left in the children’s trays.
Westbourne is a nut aware school. Please make sure you check that your child is not bringing nuts, or anything containing/contaminated by nuts into school.