Autumn Term in Year 2
Welcome to Autumn term in Year 2. We hope that you have had a fantastic Summer and made lots of exciting memories! We cannot wait for a wonderful term full of exciting and memorable learning opportunities.
We have a dedicated and experienced team to support your incredible children. They are as follows:
2CN - Miss Newns (Year 2 Lead), Mrs Jenkins, Miss Nespoli and Miss Harwin
2LW - Mrs Westley (Formly Miss Tawn) and Miss Peacock
2LBSP - Ms Payne (SENCO), Mrs Barnard (Hub Leader), Miss Mould, Mrs Knibbs and Mrs Sutton
Home learning and support will continue to play a vital role in your child's learning. You should all be connected with your Year 2 teacher via Class Dojo where you will be able to access the class stories and message members of staff.
Please keep an eye on Class Dojo for updates on your child's behaviour, daily information and posts about your child's day at school. As you will be aware, there have been changes to the school's rules, routines and expectations so please also keep an eye out for whole school posts.
Home learning will continue to be sent on a Thursday with spellings set on Spelling Shed from Wednesday. There are also a variety of online resources for your child to access at home. Usernames and passwords are stuck in the front of your child's reading record. Please let your child's teacher know if you require another copy.
A key priority will be the relationships between teachers and parents to ensure that the children are fully supported at home and at school. Communication is a crucial part of this process so please do not hesitate to contact your teacher, myself or Mrs Ferrara (KS1 Leader) if you have any questions or worries.
Miss Newns (Year 2 Leader)
Our topic this term: Travelling through History
Let's hop into the Year 2 time machine together and travel back in time to experience significant events in history and how lives have changed over time.
Join us on our journey back in time to see how the world has changed! First we will head to London to visit the bakery on Pudding Lane where The Great Fire of London began. We will investigate what caused the devastation that overpowered the city. How did this tragedy affect people’s lives and how did they come back from this? We will head to Southampton and across the seas to learn about the journey of ‘The Titanic’ and then discover how aeroplanes were created and what happened during the First Flight. We will become journalists, diarists, advertisers, scientists, composers and artists. We will explore new materials, discovering their properties, uses, the sounds they make and how creative we can be. We will experiment with mixing colours and textures as we create our own masterpieces across the curriculum. Join us on this fantastic journey through time!
Drop off and pick up times
Children should arrive at school between 8:40 and 8:55. We encourage children to be dropped off at the school gate and there will be members of staff to help the children to their classrooms.
Year 2 pupils will be picked up at 3:05. Parents should wait in their assigned class space outside the Year 2 classrooms.
Your child should wear school uniform for four days each week and their PE kit for one day (Tuesdays). Your child can wear their PE kit all day on Tuesdays. Please ensure your child always brings a warm coat to school and wears suitable shoes.
Please ensure your child wears a warm PE kit such as joggers, a t-shirt, a sweatshirt and a pair of trainers as we will be doing PE outdoors. Please try to keep these plain and in dark colours such as black or navy.
Your child has been given a yellow school water bottle. This should be taken home, washed and returned to school each day filled up with water. We have plastic cups available if your child forgets their bottle.
Bags and lunch boxes
Your child just needs to bring their book bag to school. This should have their reading book and reading record in it every day. They can bring a lunch box if they are not having a school dinner. You can send a spare set of clothes which we can keep in school if needed.
Home learning reminders
Home learning is set on a Thursday and is due back on a Wednesday.
There will be a 'menu' stuck into your child's home learning book. We expect reading to be completed three times a week (minimum). Phonics, spelling and online learning is to be completed weekly. Menu items are expected to be completed throughout the half term.
Reading books can be changed daily.
Please encourage your child to reread their reading book to improve and build fluency.
Reading books should be kept in your child’s book bag and brought to school every day.
Spelling assessments are completed on a Wednesday and new spellings will be set every Thursday.
The children will keep their logins and passwords for online resources throughout their time at Southfields and these are stuck into the front of their reading record.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher via Class Dojo, myself or Mrs Ferrara.
We look forward to working with you and your children throughout the year.
Miss Newns, Mrs Westley, Mrs Barnard and Ms Payne.