Welcome to Class 2.
Welcome back to a brand-new year at St James. I hope the children are feeling rested and recharged, ready for lots of new learning that will be taking place in year 2. I will be your child’s teacher (Miss Preedy) and our teaching assistant is Miss Stevens. We are both delighted to be spending another year with such an amazing class and embarking on a brand-new adventure together in Year 2.
Our first text in literacy is called ‘Lights on Cotton Rock’. This is a wonderful story with some amazing pictures which will hopefully inspire our creative writing. We will also be recapping all of the skills we learnt in Year 1 and developing the presentation of our work.
For the first half term, we will continue with our daily phonics lessons. We will revisit some of the sounds we covered in Year 1 to ensure we can read them and apply them in our writing. After half term we will move onto whole-class reading comprehension.
In Maths, we will be learning about place value within 100. We will be counting, representing numbers with practical equipment, understanding how many tens and ones there are in numbers and comparing/ordering numbers.
Our PE lessons will be on Monday afternoons this term. Children will need to come to school in their PE kit. We will be using the playground so please ensure children have trainers with them each week and a tracksuit if it is cold.
We will be looking at different materials.
We will be exploring the formal elements of art and looking at how artists use pattern, texture and tones in their work.
We will be comparing the UK and a Non-European country.
We will be exploring who Muslims are and how they live.
We will explore ‘Being me in my world’.
Things to Remember
Monday – PE kits
Every day – Bring reading books and reading diaries into school.
Every day – Coats and drinks.
Our Christian value for this half term is friendship. In Class 2 we will be reflective and prayerful, thinking about how to show our Christian values in everything that we do.
If you have any queries about anything that we are doing in Class 2 or need support with anything, please don’t hesitate to come and speak to me.