Welcome to Blue Class!
Hello everyone! We are Blue class and we are in Year 2. We currently have 23 pupils and our teachers are Mrs. Rainbow and Miss Fitzgerald.
This term our theme is ‘Which creatures might live in this habitat, and why?’ We will be learning about the animals and plants that can be found in different habitats locally and around the world. For more details please see the block 3 topic grid document. We will also be using the film ‘A Turtle’s Tale’ to help inspire us when we write.
The end of Key Stage 1 SATs assessments for year 2 pupils will begin on the 16th May. This will include arithmetic, reasoning and reading papers. Please help us to do our best by making sure we get a good night’s sleep and have breakfast each morning.
Swimming lessons will begin on Thursday 5th May at First Strokes in Stanway. The final swimming session is on the 14th of July. We will leave school at 12.30 and will return before home time. We will need to bring a swimming cap, goggles, sensible swimwear (no baggy shorts), a towel and a named bag. Please don’t bring armbands.
Please see the topic grid for this term on the school website or on DB Primary which goes into more detail regarding some of the activities that we will be taking part in across the curriculum over the next few months.
Our P.E. days are on Monday and Wednesday and the children need to bring a P.E. bag with their kit to school (including a tracksuit if the weather is not warm) which will stay here until half term when it will be taken home to be washed. Please ensure that their kit and plimsolls/trainers still fit. The school day will begin at 8.45 and end at 3.00 for all children. In Year 2 we expect all children to be reading daily at home. This could be their class book, their phonics book, a library book and/or a book from home. Please make a note in their reading record book whenever the children read at home. Pupils who have read at least three times over the course of a week will receive a numbered reading certificate in their record books. Try to collect them all!
The children are welcome to choose as many of the homework activities from the Year 2 Homework Grid which can be found as an attachment on the school website or on the class page on DB Primary. Please continue to upload any work, activities and achievements from home for us to see onto their individual blog pages on DB Primary. The children enjoy having the opportunity to share and discuss what they have done at home with their friends in class. Please practice writing the Year 2 Common Exception words (listed on our Homework Grid), focusing not only on spelling but also hand writing and letter formation if applicable.
Websites such as ictgames.com and topmarksmaths.com are very helpful for developing children’s understanding and confidence in Maths. Phonics Play is a useful site for all things linked with letters and sounds.
If you wish to contact me at all please feel free to speak to us afterschool or send either of us an email at the following address:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We very much look forward to working with you this year on your child's
Mrs. Rainbow and Miss Fitzgerald