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Weekly News 31/01/23

This week our Great Fire of London topic comes to an end. We have enjoyed learning all about the 1666 fire and producing some fabulous box model houses. Next week is our singing, dancing and drumming performance where we are going to be showing our hard work to Year 6. The children have worked so hard to learn different Ghanaian songs and dances.

 

Spellings tested this week will be  SET 16

  • after
  • once
  • again
  • only
  • because

Your child will be tested on these words on Friday 3rd February.

 

Thank you,

 

The Year 2 Team

 

Weekly News 24/01/23

We are very busy this week with lots of exciting things going on in Year 2. A visit from The Nottingham Playhouse was greatly enjoyed by all. The children did a fabulous job in planning the build of their Great Fire of London houses ready to build at the end of the week. Thank you all for donating your empty cardboard boxes. Our drumming workshops have also been a success and we are looking forward to carrying on with them next week.

 

Spellings tested this week will be  SET 15

  • father
  • parents
  • children
  • friends
  • people

Your child will be tested on these words on Friday 27th January.

Thank you,

The Year 2 Team.

 

Weekly News 17/01/23

 Our Great Fire of London topic is a huge hit with the children and they are thoroughly enjoying learning all about it.  With this in mind, can you please send in any empty cardboard boxes for us to use with our box modelling, as we are hoping to build some houses from the time of the Great Fire in 1666.

 

Over the next two weeks, we are lucky enough to be taking part in some more drumming workshops, which is very exciting.  We are hoping to be able to show you, the parents, what we have learnt, so please watch this space for more information!

 

Next Tuesday, we are having a visit from The Nottingham Playhouse, where they will be performing Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  If you have not yet returned your slip, please can you send this back in as soon as you can.  The cost is £2 and can be paid for via scopay.

 

Spellings tested this week will be  SET 14

  • looked
  • laughed
  • called
  • asked
  • even

We are sorry about the spelling mix up last week!

 

Thank you for your continued support

The Year Two Team

 

 

Weekly News 10/01/23

Happy New Year!  We hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday.

 

This week we are testing on SET 13 spellings.  

 

Our new topic this half term is the Great Fire of London.  In a few weeks time we will be making model cardboard houses based on the house types of 1666.  Please could you send any empty cardboard boxes of different shapes and sizes in with your child for us to use in our modelling. 

 

You will have received a letter this week regarding the Playhouse coming into school on 24th January.  Please pay for this on Scopay.

 

The Year Two Team

 

 

Weekly News 21/12/22

Goodness what a busy term!   Thank you for all your support over the last few months, we do really appreciate it.  There is no homework, reading or spellings to learn until the new year now.  We're sure there would be little interest in them anyway at such an exciting time of the year!  This just leaves us to say that we hope you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year.  See you in 2023!

 

Merry Christmas

The Year Two Team

 

Weekly News 14/12/22

This week is our last full week before the Christmas Holiday. We have been very busy rehearsing for our nativity 'A Dancing Christmas Party' on Friday. Our first performance starts at 9:30am with our second starting at 2pm, both in the Community Room. All tickets for our nativity have now been handed out so please check your child's bag. All the children have practised very hard and we can't wait to perform for you all.

 

Next week we have our breakfast with Santa and party day on Tuesday 20th. Children can come dressed in party outfits but please make sure their outfits are still warm and appropriate for outside playtimes. Neither of these activities require you to provide anything, however there is a total £5 charge for both of them to be paid through Scopay.

 

There are no new spellings to learn over the Christmas Holiday and we will continue with spelling practise in the new year. 

 

Thank you for your support

The Year Two Team

 

 

Weekly News 16/11/22

This week has been our assessment week and the children have worked incredibly hard.    Next week will be back to normal and the children are looking forward to learning more on our new topic about Queen Victoria.  We are also very lucky that our year group has a chance to take part in a drumming workshop next Wednesday!

 

We have had our first look at the Year 2 Nativity. The children have all been given roles and we are excited to begin practising.  If your child has come home with a script or some lines, please encourage them to begin learning these.  These will also need to come into school EVERY day with your child, as we will sneak rehearsals in when we have a spare moment. 

 

This Friday is Children in Need Day and your child can come into school wearing something 'Spotty' or non-uniform.  It looks like it will be an exciting day for everyone.

 

There is still time to return your Parents' Evening slips if you have not already done so. We are looking forward to talking with you all. 

Reading Books. 

 

Before half term we reminded you about some outstanding Little Wandle books from some children in both classes.  There are still a number of books still to be returned.  If you really can't find the missing book, please come and talk to one of us about replacement. Thank you for your help with this.  

 

Spellings to learn this week are Set 10:

  • fast
  • past
  • last
  • of
  • any

Your child will be tested on these words on Friday 25th November.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

The Year Two Team

 

Weekly News 10/11/22

Goodness, what a fabulous disco last night.  The children had such an incredible evening and it was lovely to see such happy smiling faces.

As we didn't write any news last week, we just thought that we would remind you that Set 8 spellings will be tested tomorrow morning (11th).

 

Thank you for all the donations for our Christmas Hamper. These  have now been boxed up and our Green Hamper is looking incredible. Raffle tickets will be available to buy closer to Christmas.

 

The children will be having their individual and sibling photographs taken next Wednesday 16th November.

 

On Friday 18th November we will be supporting Children in Need.  Your child can come into school wearing something 'spotty' or non uniform.  A link will be emailed to you by school if you would like to make a donation for this.

 

We will be holding our Parents' Evenings W/C 21st November.  We are offering you a choice of a face-to-face meeting or a telephone call, to be as flexible as we can be.  Please return the slip to school as soon as possible so that we can hopefully allocate a time to suit everyone.  A letter is being sent home today or tomorrow. 

 

 

If you haven't yet returned your Newstead Abbey trip letter, could you please do this as soon as possible.  We have spare copies if you would like another one.  Thank you.

 

We are beginning to look at our Nativity Play.  Your child may come home with some lines to learn over the next few weeks.  Please encourage them to rehearse as often as they are able to.  We really do appreciate your support with this.  Year Two's Nativity will be on Friday 16th December. We will inform you of times nearer the date but there will be two performances, one in the morning and one in the afternoon . We thought that the earlier you had the date, the easier it may be for you to make any arrangements needed.

 

Spellings to learn this week are Set 9:

  • pass
  • grass
  • class
  • every
  • everybody

Your child will be tested on Friday 18th November.

 

The Year Two Team

 

 

Weekly News 11/10/22

Another busy week! The children have worked incredibly hard again in their Maths and English and have finished off their Science habitat work with their last lesson in the Woodland Walk.

 

Some notes for this week:

Our Newstead Abbey trip letter will be coming home with your child in the next few days.  When you receive the letter, please make sure you have a look at the attached sheets as there are extra bits we need your help with.

 

Reading Books.  There are a few outstanding Little Wandle books from the children in both classes this term.  As you can appreciate, we only have them in sets of 12, which have to service all Reception, Year 1 and most of Year 2 children, so missing books really do have an impact.  Becuase of this, we cannot send your child home with their next reading book, until the previous ones have been returned to us.  If you really can't find the missing book, please come and talk to one of us about replacement.  These cost around £6 each to replace, however Amazon also sell them for around £4 per book.

 

Our school DISCO will be held on Wednesday 9th November.  All monies in to school by this Friday 7th October please. There is no Scopay set up for this.   

 

Don't forget that we break up for our half term holiday this Friday 14th October and return on Wednesday 2nd November.  Monday 31st October and Tuesday 1st November are both INSET days for staff training.

 

Spellings to learn this week are Set 7:

  • should
  • could
  • would
  • most
  • many

Your child will be tested after half term on Friday 4th November.

 

As always, many thanks 

The Year Two Team

 

 

Weekly News 04/10/22

What a busy week we had last week, with all things French and harvest!  Thank you so much for your support with these, the children had a lovely time.  This week we are looking at counting in 2', 5's and 10's in Maths, which the children are already enjoying very much.  In English we are looking at habitats and writing some expanded noun phrases. 

 

Some notes for this week:

Our school DISCO will be held on Wednesday 9th November.  You should now have received a latter regarding 'Nigel's Night Train' Disco.  This will cost £2.50 per child, which needs to be sent into the office as cash by this Friday 7th October. There is no Scopay set up for this.   

 

Please look our for our Newstead Abbey letter next week.  We are very excited to be visiting here again and the children can expect a lovely day.

 

A reminder that we break up for our half term holiday on Friday 14th October and return on Wednesday 2nd November.  Monday 31st October and Tuesday 1st November are both INSET days for staff training.

 

Spellings to learn this week are Set 6:

  • old
  • hold
  • told
  • cold
  • gold

Your child will be tested on these words on Friday 14th October.

 

As always, many thanks 

The Year Two Team

 

 

 

Weekly News 27/09/22

This week in Maths we will be continuing to look at place value in maths sessions. The children will be focusing on comparing numbers and using the 'greater than and less than symbols'. We are also very excited to have our 'French Day' tomorrow. We are going to look very colourful and are excited to try new foods!

 

Things to note:

Our Harvest Festival is this Friday.  If you wanted to donate any food items, please send these into school with your child before Friday.

Census Day is on Thursday 6th October.  We would like to encourage all children to have a school dinner on that day. 

Advanced warning that we are having a non-uniform day on Friday 4th November. There will be no monetary charge for this, however, we would like you to send in a donation for the Year 2 Christmas Hamper to be raffled off at the Christmas Market. We are asking for GREEN items please.  

Our school DISCO will be held on Wednesday 9th November.  There will be further information sent out from school regarding this.

Straight after our Newstead Abbey visit on Wednesday 30th November we are holding our Christmas Market.  Again, there will be further information sent regarding this.

 

Spellings to learn this week are Set 5:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Hour

Your child will be tested on these words on Friday 7th October.

 

Many thanks

The Year Two Team

 

Weekly News 20/09/22

This week we will be continuing to look at place value in maths sessions. The children will be focusing on number lines up to 100 and placing numbers in the correct place. This week is also RE week so we will be looking at the creation story. The children will be using creative ways to express their ideas about the story. 

 

Dates for your diary 

  • Modern Foreign Language day is next Wednesday 28th September. Your child can come to school dressed in red, white and blue. We will also be trying some french foods and learning how to speak a bit of the french language.  If your child has allergies and you have not spoken to one of us about this yet, please can you do this before the weekend, thank you.
  • Next Friday 30th is our Harvest festival.  If you would like to donate any food products please send them in on Wednesday or Thursday next week. 
  • We are going on a trip to Newstead Abbey on Wednesday 30th November. More information regarding the trip will follow closer to the date, but we wanted to give you some advanced warning.  If you would like to pay for the trip you are able to already do this on Scholar pack.
  • Census day is Thursday 6th October. We would like to encourage all children to have a school dinner on that day. 

 

Spellings for next week. Your child needs to learn SET 4 of the spelling words that are located in the back of the home / school diary. These are:

September

October

November

December

Christmas

Your child will be tested on these words on Friday 30th September.

 

Many thanks

Year Two Team 

Weekly News 13th September 2022

 

This week we have been busy learning about Animal Habitats, flexibly partitioning numbers up to 100 and voting for our House Captains. 

We are also very much looking forward to seeing lots of you tomorrow afternoon at our Meet the Teacher event.

  • On Thursday, Mrs Butkevicius is starting her EMUS sessions with the children.  Please look out for an information sheet and a small piece of homework about People we can trust.  This work supports her sessions, so please can it be returned before the session next week.
  • Please remember that school is closed for an extra Bank Holliday next Monday 19th September for the Queen's funeral.  
  • We are having our Flu vaccines on Tuesday 20th September.  You should have received an email regarding this. 
  • Our Modern Foreign Languages Day is being held on Wednesday 28th September.  As a school, we are all going to be learning all things 'French!'  This is a non-uniform event and children can come into school wearing red/white or blue clothes on this day.
  • The KWS Harvest Festival will take place on Friday 30th September, where the children will visit St. Johns Church for their celebrations.  If you would like to donate any food, please can you send this into school with your child during that week.  Thank you in advance.
  • Spellings for NEXT week. Your child needs to learn Set 3 of the spelling words that are located in the back of their home/school diary.  These are:

April

May

June

July 

August

Your child will be tested on these words on Friday 23rd September.

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please come and see us

Many Thanks

 

The Year Two Team

 

Weekly News 6th September 2022

 

Goodness, what a busy few days we've had!  We are so impressed with your children already. Their behaviour and attitude to learning is wonderful!

  • Next week we are starting our E.M.U.S. sessions.  You should already have received the session information regarding this.  Please see your child's class teacher if you wish your child to be withdrawn from any of these sessions.
  • P.E. Kit.  Please see our School Uniform Policy on the 'About Us - School Uniform' page of the website to ensure your child is wearing the correct kit.
  • On Wednesday 14th September, we are holding a Meet the Teacher event. This will be an informal event that takes place after school from 3:15pm to 4:15pm, where you can come inside school and have a look around your child's classroom and meet us.  We are looking forward to meeting you all!
  • Spellings for NEXT week. Your child needs to learn Set 2 of the spelling words that are located in the back of their home/school diary. 

The words to learn are:- 

Saturday

Sunday

January

February

March

Your child will be tested on these words on Friday 16th September.

 

Many thanks

The Year Two Team

 

 

Weekly News 1st September 2022

 

Welcome back!  We are very excited to be meeting the children today and are looking forward to helping them settle into life in Year 2.

  • Our P.E. days this year are Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please can you send your child to school in their P.E. kit on these days.
  • Your child should bring home a welcome to Year 2 letter today.  Please take a quick look at this as it outlines our topics for this year.
  • In Year 2, we have C.A.S.E. sessions which teach us how to be safe in the world.  This year it has been updated and has a new name!  Our E.M.U.S. (Education Making Us Safe) sessions will begin on Thursday 15th September.  Please look our for a consent letter being sent home this week. 
  • We are asking that your child learns Set 1 of the spelling words that are located in the back of their home/school diary, which you should receive today or tomorrow.

       The words are the following:-

          Monday

          Tuesday

          Wednesday

          Thursday

          Friday

        Your child will be tested on these words on Friday 9th September.

 

Please ensure that you regularly look at our Year Group page on the school website, where future weekly news and important information will be written.

 

Many thanks

The Year 2 Team.

 

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