Mrs McElwee and Miss Acton
Welcome back eyeryone! We are happy the Spring Term here and we are very excited about our new learning challenges this half term!
Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday. Homework is very important because it helps you to improve your memory and practise skills thatyou have learnt in class!
We have lots of opportunities to read in class during Shared Reading and Guided Reading. Every child has a reading pack which they can use to take reading books home. Children are expected to change their reading packs at least twice per week but they can do this every day of they wish.
This half term, we will have Dance lessons on Wednesdays and Outdoor Games on Thursdays. Please remember to bring your P.E. kit to school. You can wear jogging pants and a jumper or fleece for Outdoor Games as the weather gets colder.
Spellings are given out on Mondays and children will be tested on Fridays. Every child also has a list of the statutory Year 1 and Year 2 words that they must learn how to spell. A little practice every day really helps!
In Year 2, we learn the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables. Your child can practise at home on websites like 'Hit the Button'. Every child also has a username and password for 'Times Tables Rock Stars'. If they lose their details please ask in school and we can send them home again with your child.
Dates for your diary
Thursday 16th January - Whole School Writing Morning
Wednesday 22nd January - Y2 trip to The Lowry Centre
Friday 24th January - Chinese New Year
Thursday 30th January - 9.00-9.20am -Phonics meeting for Year 2 parents/carers
Friday 31st January - 10.40-11.00 - Parents/carers invited to watch a Phonics lesson in Year 2
Tuesday 11th February - Safer Internet Day
Friday 14th February - INSET Day
In Autumn 1, Year 2 visited Blackpool. We had a brilliant time! We visited the Sealife Centre to learn about habitats and food chains. We saw sharks, stingrays and all sort of beautiful, amazing sea creatures! After that, we visited Blackpool Tower. We were lucky enough to eat our lunch on the balcony in the Ballroom while the dancers entertained us! Then we went to the very top of Blackpool Tower! We were all very brave and ventured onto the glass floor!
Pirate WOW Day
We had fun making our own treasure maps, learning a pirate dance and dressing up as pirates. We also recieved a mysterious message in a bottle which took us on a treasure hunt around school. We escaped a poisonous spider and made Captain Blackbeard walk the plank. Eventually, we found a treasure chest in the Wild Area full of wondrous treasures! We even got to share some of the booty!