Welcome back after Easter break. We can’t quite believe it’s the final term for us all in Year 2. We aim to make it as enjoyable as possible, with of course lots of learning to prepare us for the transition in KS2.

Miss Bhella will continue to support the teaching in Year 2 this term.

Despite SATs not taking place this term, we will continue to work hard to progress with our core subjects and focus on achieving our end of year goals.

In this term we will see a new theme to our thematic lessons – ‘Blast from the past’ – where the children will be given exciting opportunities using computing equipment as well as tying in their history, geography, art and DT learning. 

It is an expectation at Edward the Elder that homework is completed by all pupils. The children will continue to complete homework in their purple homework book and the same expectations will apply; 2 weeks to complete the homework and return to school. We encourage reading for pleasure and they will continue to have access to the book boxes, as well as books from the school library. A journal is expected each week to consolidate the reading comprehension skills we are learning in class. In this final term, spellings will be tested every week, so please look out for the spellings sent home every Friday. Please support us with ensuring the children recognise the importance with their homework as it really does consolidate their learning. In addition, homework will also continue to be set at times using our online subscriptions including Purple Mash, My Maths and Education City. Children will be informed when these have been set. A reminder that Oxford Owl has 100’s of books available for the children – remember to login and take a look.

PE will continue to take place on a Wednesday and Friday with Soccer 2000, please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school as last term saw several sessions of forgotten or incorrect PE kit. White round neck t-shirt, shorts (preferably black or navy) and black pumps. It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is 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 or to use tape for their own safety.

We look forward seeing what lies ahead this term! As ever, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Miss Lockley

Year 2 Teacher