Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday filled with happy memories to treasure! Welcome back to the spring term which we are sure will be filled with lots of learning in Year 2.
As you are probably aware, children in Year 2 are required to take Standard Assessment Tests and Tasks during May.
As such, we are organising a SATS meeting for Year 2 parents, where we will explain how and when the tests are administered, offer the opportunity to look at past papers and attempt to answer any questions that you may have concerning the tests. A date for this meeting will follow shortly.
For children to reach their full potential in Year 2 SATS, we have organised booster classes to take place every Tuesday after school, commencing 15.01.19 for 11 weeks. These sessions will begin straight after school and finish at 4.05 pm. The sessions will be delivered by teaching staff and will support and reassure your child in preparation for the Statutory Tests. If you haven’t returned the slip, please do so as soon as possible.
Here are some reminders to help the spring term to run smoothly:
1. Children to keep P.E./ Games kit in school at all times.
2. Uniform, kit, coats and water bottles to be clearly labelled with your child’s name.
3. Children to read regularly at home and reading records to be signed by an adult.
4. Children will receive 10 spellings related to their age on a Friday, to be tested on the following Friday. Additionally, children will also receive 10 spellings from their phonic teacher each week.
5. Encourage children to complete homework for the set deadline.
This term in Science we will be studying ‘Living things and their habitats’, our History learning will concentrate on ‘Robert Scott – the explorer’ and Geography ‘Aerial maps’. In Art we will be using clay to make a model. After half term, we will be creating a wheeled vehicle in DT, so please keep your empty 1L juice cartons!
For more information about our learning this term, please click on the Spring Term Curriculum Overview.
The gate to the playground will continue to be opened at 8.45am and closed at 8.55am. Late children will need to report to the main office.
We look forward to a very enjoyable term full of learning and progress. 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.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss S Vasiljevic
Year 2 children had a fantastic visit at the B.C.L.M. They were greeted by a costumed tour guide, Carol, who showed and explained what life was like to live and work in one of the world’s most heavily industrialised landscapes. Sparks flew as the children observed a chain maker forging a link and stomachs rumbled at the smell of the fish and chip shop which served chips as they did in 1930.
The children laughed and giggled in the cinema, which only screened black and white moving pictures to music. They were shocked at the basic furniture, food and clothes in the original period shops and houses. Children were amazed at how people from the past survived without hot running water, electricity, bathrooms and the television !
Overall Year 2 had a great time to kick start their history topic - Transport. They found out why the Black Country became famous for the manufacture of vehicles and they took a ride on the vintage tram and bus.