Welcome to Year 2 with Miss Douglas and Miss Siekkeris
Welcome to Summer 1 in year 2!
Wow! We are now in our final term of Year 2. How time flies!
We are so proud of how hard all your children have been working during their time in Year 2 and we are looking forward to seeing them work just as hard in our classroom in the coming weeks!
As summer approaches it is into the Scented Garden we go!
From the humble daisies that grow in our playground to the giant Kapok Trees of the rainforest, we will be learning all about the beautiful plants that grow around us. We will learn about their different parts and their functions, how they grow and how they are suited to the different natural environments found around the world. Throughout our new topic we will be studying a large range of plants and flowers (including some dangerous carnivorous plants!) and will use these to make observational drawings, sculptures and even do some flower pressing! This topic will be centred around the importance of protecting and appreciating the environment and all the living things within it. A large focus of this topic will be based around the rainforest.
As well as reading independently for at least 15 minutes every day, as per our homework policy, children in year 2 will also be expected to spend at least 10 – 15 minutes on a piece of maths and/or literacy homework and an additional 5 – 10 minutes on a handwriting and spelling as well. Please note at this point that the homework set is differentiated to a level that your child can complete independently to a high quality standard. It will be an additional piece of work to support what has been covered previously in the week or in preparation for learning in the upcoming week. If your child finds the task difficult, please ensure to let us know, so we can support your child with the task that has been set in school. We are always happy to help!
Homework will continue to be set every Friday and should be returned on Wednesday.(Please also note that guided reading books should also be returned every Wednesday along with homework.)