Striving for excellence..... Learning for life
See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Our topic will begin with an exciting visit to Warwick Castle where we will take part in a workshop to learn more about castle attack and defence mechanisms. We are hoping to see the mighty trebuchet fire, too!
Our topic will also look at bridge structures and we will be learning about materials used to make these.
The third part of our topic will send us in to the world of tunnels, starting with stories such as 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne. We will explore the animals that live in them and how they have adapted to their underground homes.
Finally, we meet the three little pigs who need our help to build a strong fortress so that they can stay safe from the big, bad wolf!
What an amazing time we had at Warwick Castle! Our trip started with a visit to see the bowman before being whisked away by our tour guide Richard to learn about castle defence and attack strategies. We especially enjoyed finding out more about murder holes (even though it was very gruesome!). There were so many things to enjoy as part of our trip and we were eager to tell everybody about it when we got back to school.
We are currently writing recounts about our visit and we hope to publish some on this webpage as soon as they are finished.
Our reading focus this term is on retrieving information from a text by scanning for key words. We are also focussing on vocabulary, looking closely at meanings, synonyms and how words are chosen carefully for effect.
Please help your child develop these skills by asking questions about tricky language in their school book. Remember to use the help pages in the Boomerang Book for more information on ways to help your child develop their comprehension skills.
During the Summer term we are working on how to answer written questions using a text to support our answers. This links to the homework we are sending this term too so please ask a member of the team if you are unsure.
w.b 23.04.18 - this week we have been reading a text called 'Crocodiles' and another called 'Katje and the Windmill Cat'. This is a story based on a real-life event from the Netherlands.
Below is an example of the types of questions your child will be answering in class as part of our DERIC reading sessions.
During the Summer Term, children in Year Two will be completing a lot of topic based writing. We are currently learning about how to write a well-structured recount.
We are currently learning about money. So far this year we have learnt:
We will also be focussing on time in our 'Ray's Adventures' sessions, so please encourage your child to tell the time at home.
Children also continue to learn their times table and division facts. Please come and see your teacher if you require any further support with this.
During May, all children in Year Two will be required to sit statutory assessment tests. To help you understand more about this process and the standard required by the end of Year Two, we have sent home a booklet about SATs testing and how you can support your child at home.
There are currently no events.
Your child needs to bring their book bag, P.E kit, a water bottle and a coat. On a Wednesday they will also need to return their homework book. Your child will be provided with a toolkit complete with the stationery they will require for learning.
Children in Year Two are eligible for free school meals and are provided with a healthy snack for break times.
There are many ways to contact us! We are always available at drop off and collection times if you wish to speak to us in person. Messages can also be sent in to school via the Boomerang Book, although please be aware that these are checked weekly rather than daily. If you have an urgent message, please drop us an email to email@example.com. We will aim to reply to emails within 24 hours.
Children in Year Two are responsible for choosing and changing their own books under the supervision of an adult. In order to do this they must put their book bag in the correct box in the classroom. Please ensure that you have signed to say that your child has read and needs to change their book.
Our P.E. days are changing!
We will now be doing PE every Friday and alternate Mondays and Wednesdays, but please make sure your child has their kit in school every day in case there are any further opportunities that arise.
As the weather warms up, we will be starting to go outside more for our PE sessions. Please make sure your child has both an indoor and outdoor kit in school. They will require trainers for outside and plimsolls for indoors.
Please also make sure long hair is tied up on these days and that children have tape to cover earrings.
We have a new bingo grid! It is linked to our topic of 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets'. Homework is due in on a Wednesday and will be returned to you on a Thursday.
Please find a copy of our bingo grid here.
For each piece of homework the children complete, they collect homework stamps on a chart. The more stamps children collect, the more opportunity they have to win a prize at the end of the year.
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