Year 2 Newsletter Autumn 2 2017
After a fantastic first half term, here is the second!
We want to continue to encourage all our children to enjoy and engage with books and reading and we ask you to support this process through our Home Reading Scheme. Children have the opportunity to use books from school OR home and their progress needs to be recorded in their Home Reading Record Book. The reading record will be monitored in school each week so we will need Reading Record Books to be returned to school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We are only changing the books on these three days so that children have two days at a time to read a book and deepen their understanding through in depth discussions and questions at home.
The Liver Bird competition was a great success last half term so we have decided to carry out an African competition this half term too. Children are invited to create an eye catching poster about one country in Africa that they are interested in. Most children have the misconception that all of Africa is poor, like the adverts they see on television, thus this competition will highlight the other aspects of Africa. The deadline for this competition is Friday 8th December 2017.
We have P.E. on Tuesday. The children should have a white T-shirt, black/navy shorts and a pair of pumps (football kits are not allowed). Trainers can also be included for outdoor sports. Please make sure that PE kits are in a bag and all items are clearly named. (Just a reminder that our school policy clearly states no jewellery, for safety reasons).
In Year 2 the children are invited to create their own project on the Sweet Shores of Africa. Children can include information, pictures and models to support their project.
We are often asked from parents/ carers how they can help their child at home. If you have access to the internet, the following websites are very useful:
http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk (Go to ‘find a book’ and find an electronic book which is the same colour level as that sent home)
www.phonicsplay.co.uk (click on ‘free phonicsplay’)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z3g4d2p (KS1 topics)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/ (Archived, BBC Schools for ages 4-11 yrs)
Miss Knutsen (2K) and Mrs Agis (2A) are the teachers working in Year 2.