Welcome back after what we hope was a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break. Happy New Year to you all! We look forward to beginning 2021 and that the children are looking forward to getting back into their learning.
The Year Two team are looking forward to another exciting term, which will provide a lot of new learning experiences. There will be a continued focus on Reading, Maths and Writing, as you would expect, but we will also introduce a new theme to our thematic lessons – ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. We will be given exciting opportunities to learn the similarities and differences between jungles and rainforests.
Purple homework books will continue to be sent home – please continue to wow us all with your amazing and inventive ideas! Phonics and Class spellings will be sent home in the back of green books ready for weekly tests. Results are sent home in the front of the same book, so that you can see the progress! Please continue to complete journals at least once per week at home. Please support us with ensuring the children recognise the importance of their homework as it really does consolidate their learning and helps to prepare them for what lies ahead. Remember to make use of our online subscriptions including Purple Mash, Oxford Owls, TTRS and Education City – these are super ways of extending your child’s learning and having fun at home!
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 - white round neck t-shirt, shorts (preferably black or navy) and black pumps. It would also be both beneficial and 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.
We look forward to an extremely productive 2021! As ever, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Year 2 Teacher
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.