We hope that you and your children have had a very enjoyable Christmas break, and we would like to welcome everyone back to the New Year.
The spring term is always a busy time for children in Year 2 with lots of new learning taking place. We are continuing with our Thematic Topic lessons across the school, and our second Year 2 theme is “Rumble in the Jungle!”. We look forward to exploring this using our history and geography skills as well as our computing and creative skills to solve challenges and explore this theme. In our Science work, we will be exploring ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’. English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations.
Phonics learning will continue to take place within class and tailored to meet your child’s needs. Please see the attached letter regarding updates to reading at home and completion of journals. Pupils will continue to have access to the book boxes, as well as books from the school library on a weekly basis. A reminder that Oxford Owl has 100’s of books available for the children – remember to login and take a look.
Children need to keep a P.E kit in school, but generally children in Year 2 will have P.E on a Wednesday and Friday, can you please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school. PE kit should consist of a plain white t-shirt, plain shorts and a pair of pumps. It would also be appreciated if all uniform, including PE kit and pumps, are labelled with your child’s full name and class.
Please can we remind parents that jewellery should not be worn in school, with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Children in Year 2 receive regular homework: purple creative homework books will be continued and age related spellings will be given out each Monday and tested on the following Friday, while phonics spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on the following Monday.
A further reminder that if your child is asthmatic, please ensure an in date inhaler and spacer is in school at all times. Please ensure you have informed the office with any updated medical information.
We anticipate a busy and exciting term and we thank you for your continued support. We will, as always, keep you updated with any changes but if you have any questions/queries now or throughout the term, please do not hesitate to speak to me, either after school or by making an appointment via the school office.
We look forward to a very enjoyable term full of learning and progress.
Year 2 Teacher
Year 2 went to Beaudesert in Cannock Chase for an overnight residential! They had to carry their own luggage, make their bed and set up their sleeping bag - so independent! They loved the archery, crate stacking and caving activities and the campfire was definitely a class favourite. The groups then did either go karting, shelter building or an assault course - how exciting! Year 2 absolutely loved it!
Year 2 kick-started their final topic 'Inter-Nation Media Station!' with a fantastic Inspiration Day. They dressed up as news reporters and had solve the mystery of who stole the class hedgehog! After solving the mystery, they made news reports on the suspects and their alibis. What a fantastic day!
We had an amazing World Book Day. There were so many different characters in our classrooms - Harry Potter, Miss Trunchbull and even Cruella de Vil! We love reading!
Year 2 had an amazing Inspiration Day for 'Rumble in the Jungle!' today. They completed their own knowledge web so we know what we want to find out, ate lots of animal snacks and held our own 'I'm an Edwards Campmate, Get Me Out of Here!' The trials were so fun - the children put their hands in things like baked beans and rice pudding to get the stars and even had to get carrots out of water with only their mouths! What a start to the topic!
Christmas is coming! Year 2 had the most amazing Crafty Christmas morning. All the children had so much fun with their families and performed 'We Wish you a Merry Christmas' and 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' beautifully. Thank you to Friends of the School for their support for our morning, we had so much fun!
Year 2 had the most amazing Christmas Jumper Day topped off with a delicious Christmas Dinner. A massive thank you to the cooks and well done to the children for all taking part!
Year 2 embraced 'Anti-Bullying Week' with open arms. With the theme of 'One Kind Word', we explored anti-bullying in many of our lessons. We wrote a letter to Wednesfield Police Station, made a paper chain symbolising a 'Chain Reaction of Kind Words' and ended our week with Children in Need 2021. Pick n Mix really helped us to understand that we are all unique, special and brilliant in our own way.
One kind word leads to another!
Year 2 had a fabulous day at the RAF Cosford Museum on the 2nd of November 2021. In the morning, we explored the test flight planes and even had the chance to sit in the cockpit of a prototype plane and move the tail of it! After an early picnic lunch, the children had the chance to go on the aviation themed playground where lots of fun was had by all. After looking at the planes used to fight in World Wars, the children took part in a workshop where they made and tested their very own parachutes! All of the children were so excited to finally by able to go on their very first trip at Edward the Elder Primary School and thoroughly enjoyed the learning experiences outside of the school grounds.