Welcome to Year 2

 

Mr Rylatt
Class Teacher

Miss Armstrong
Class Teacher

Mrs Tolley
LSA

Mrs Argyle
LSA

Mrs Kucharski
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Mrs Spry
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Year group information

Welcome to Year 2. This page will contain all the information you need for a successful end to KS1 at Tewkesbury C of E Primary School.

Year 2 Themes

Autumn Term

Theme: Rags, Riches and Royalty.

The children kick start Year two by learning all about the Victorians. During the theme, the children get to experience what life would have been like during the Victorian era. This includes carrying out a ‘Strict’ Victorian school day at C of E as well as taking a trip to the Black Country Living Museum. The children will also be learning all about the artist William Morris and creating some art work inspired by him.

During the Autumn Term, the children will also take their first residential at C of E. The trip is to Kingswood, an outdoor activity centre where the children will get to carry out a range of activities to develop skills including teamwork, creativity and having fun. They will also stay overnight and enjoy a night walk through the woods and some stories and songs under the stars.

Values: Peace and Hope

Spring Term. 

Theme: Lost in London.

During the Spring Term, the children will be learning all about London. They will be taking virtual tours around some of the major landmarks found in London as well as learning about some famous people from London. In addition, the children will be making their own model cities and creating working/moving bridges inspired by the famous Tower Bridge.

Values: Respect and Forgiveness

Summer Term.

Theme: Eco Warriors.

During the Summer Term, the children will become Eco Warriors and look at ways to protect the environment and also helping to improve our school. They will learn about plants, habitats and build their own bug hotels that will be used around the school. The children will take on projects to improve our school, such as increasing recycling, saving water and learning how to save energy. We will also take a trip to Worcester Woods to take part in a range of Eco Warrior activities.  At the end of the year, we say goodbye to our children with a performance that showcases the learning and values that they have undertaken throughout the year.

Values: Community and Faith

 

Our overarching value is Love.

Key dates

Friday 8th December – Black Country Museum Trip

Homework

Our current homework includes:

Reading

Watch this space for an exciting new development in our home reading.

Maths

The new approach to Maths home learning will encourage children to practise a wide range of mathematical skills and will provide children with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of key concepts relevant to their specific year group curriculum. Home learning challenges have been designed to be interesting, enjoyable and exciting, prompting discussion about maths in the world around us.

The challenges set are differentiated, with the level of challenge being identified through a star system. In conjunction with a parent/teacher, children can select an appropriate level of challenge to work at:

 Working Towards the expected level

 Working At the expected level

 Exceeding the expected level

Children will be expected to complete all challenges in pencil in their Maths home learning books, showing their workings and strategies. By showing their approach to solving a problem, teachers will be able to develop a greater understanding of your child’s understanding, areas of strength and skills that will need further development.

Tewkesbury C of E Primary School is an eco-friendly, technology school. With this in mind, all Maths home learning tasks will be available in a digital format through Showbie. Showbie is a free to download app for Apple and Android devices. It can also be accessed online at https://my.showbie.com/signin. Each child has their own username and password to allow them to access the relevant weekly challenge sheets. Teachers will provide you with the relevant login details.

Maths home learning tasks will be set each Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Children who return completed home learning tasks early will receive bonus points. Children will also be awarded House Points for returning home learning tasks that are completed to a high standard. Parental support, as always, is encouraged and greatly appreciated. It is anticipated that Maths home learning tasks should take approximately 15-20 minutes per week, but no longer than 30 minutes per week.

Teachers are more than happy to help children with their home learning tasks, however it is essential that children must ask for help before the scheduled return day. If you have any questions about the new approach to Maths home learning, please contact your child’s class teacher.

Many thanks for your continued support.

 

 

Stars of the week

Class 5: Marley

Class 6: Lia

This week’s House Point Winners

Class 5: Abbey

Class 6: Abbey

Doodle Maths Stars

Class 5: Liam

Class 6: Lia

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