Gentleness (Year 2) Class & Home Learning
Welcome to Gentleness class with Ms Hodson .
Our Teaching Assistants are Ms Sewell and Ms Bishop
Year 2 is an extremely important year, as the children finish their time in Key Stage 1 and we aim to support them with fun and challenging lessons to develop a passion for learning so that they are ready to move into Key Stage 2 .
In Autumn 2 we will be reading 2 stories one called The Robot and the Bluebird and Zereffa Giraffa, which will allow the children to write a non-chronological report, letters of advice, to understand another characters perspective and to infer from the text. In Science we are looking at animals and habitats. In History we will be continuing our work on Black History Month and will be looking at the boxer Muhammad Ali. In Maths we will be focusing on Statistics, graphs; we will be moving onto Multiplication and Division in order for the children to gain a deeper understanding of the skills learnt in year 1. The children have now been taught the 2x, 5x, 10x and we will continue to practice these along with 3x table, so these are learnt off-by-heart.
All pupils are expected to read, or be read to, for at least 10 minutes every night and a comment written in their reading record book, along with your signature. Please ensure their reading book and reading record are in school everyday. We will change books every Friday.
Please support your child's reading by asking them questions about what they have read/you have read, as this will ensure their understanding of the text.
Homework is sent home on Fridays and should be returned by Wednesday. In addition they will have Literacy or Topic work to help to consolidate the current weeks learning, please ensure they complete both the Maths and the literacy homework.
Each piece is an opportunity for your child to share their learning with you. Please make sure their work is completed in line with the high expectations of the school.
Spellings and Times Tables
Spellings will be undertaken each week and children will be expected to learn these, as they will be tested weekly.
They will have their times table test every other week on Friday's.
To support your children's times table learning, attached to the front cover of their reading record is their personal login details for times table rock stars, a wonderful resource to help your child learn their times tables.
PE is on a Wednesday Morning . Please ensure that your child arrives to school wearing their PE kit and that earrings are removed.
Children must wear appropriate PE kit - white top with black shorts or tracksuit bottoms with plimsolls or trainers and school jumper for each lesson. This half term your child will be looking at ball control, throwing and catching skills.
Jumpers and book bags
Please can you ensure that your child's name is written on their school jumper, to ensure we are able to return lost and found jumpers to the correct child. In addition your child is required to bring their book bag everyday.
We look forward to continuing working with you and your child this term.