Welcome to Year 2!!
Our topic learning questions this year will be:
Autumn 1- Where would you prefer to live: England or Kenya?
Autumn 2-What would Traction Man use to build our school?
Spring 1- How have people like Rosa Parks helped to make the world a better place?
Spring 2- Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet?
Summer 1- What do we know about the Victorians and the way they lived?
Summer 2- How old are the trees around us?
SATS will take place in May. Please do not book any holidays during this month. We will be holding an information session about this later in the year. If you have any questions in the meantime please see your child’s teacher.
Our PE day is Monday. Could you please ensure your child has their kit in school and all items are named.
Homework will be set every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Children will also receive weekly spellings and there will be a spelling test every Friday.
Please encourage your child to read at home by reading with your child every day. Please remember to make an entry in your child’s reading diary to indicate that they have read, with you at home. Children need to bring their reading record, reading book and reading bag into school every day. We read to succeed at Cherry Tree. Remember to make an entry in your child’s reading diary to indicate that they have read, with you at home. If in doubt, please ask!
There are three parent-teacher meetings every year (one per term) and one formal report that is given out on the last week in July. This includes an overview of progress and attainment made during the academic year as well as other school achievements.
The staff working in Year Two this year are;
Mrs Townsend 2T Class Teacher Mrs Squires – 2S Class Teacher
The TA’s working in Year Two this year are;
Mrs Travers HLTA, Mrs Ward, Miss Brough and Mrs Taylor.
If you have any questions, at any time during the year, please talk to one of the team who will be more than happy to help. Keep checking back as we will update our learning and provide updates and key information as the year starts.
As well as reading this book to find out about the life of Rosa Parks and how she stood up to discrimination in America we have also learnt about other famous people from the past who believed in equal rights for all, such as Nelson Mandela.
We have also discussed how women were discriminated against in the past and found out about Emily Pankhurst who was born in Manchester and how she worked to gain equal rights for women in England.
The children have picked another famous person from the past and are researching how they have contributed to making the world a better place.
Check back soon to see how they got on!