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Year 2

Autumn 1:

We hope that you all had a lovely Summer holiday. The children have been telling us about the exciting things they did over the holidays. It is great to see them all back and ready for Year 2.

Mrs Fish will be teaching Yellow Class all day on a Monday and each morning of the week. Miss Riley will be teaching the class in the afternoons. Other adults working in our class are Mr Higgins, and Mrs Phillips who will be working in class on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

We are very excited to be starting our Forest Schools lessons which will be happening every Monday afternoon outside in our wildlife area and school grounds.  We have waterproof suits for everyone and wellies will be arriving soon.  It is hoped that we will be outside every Monday whatever the weather, so please be prepared for some possibly ‘muddier’ clothes than usual if it is wet.  We will be showing our work off on our display board in class so keep a look out to find out what we have been up to.

We will be doing PE on a Friday afternoon so please make sure that PE kit is in school. We will also be doing our ‘Run a Mile’ challenge each day out on the  running track. If your child needs a spare pair of shoes to run in please make sure they are also in school. We have already begun our challenge and the children have been fantastic!

This half term our topic is ‘The Place Where I live’.  Our focus subjects are History and Geography so we will be looking at maps of the area to work out the route we take to school, where different places are on the map and looking at how much the local area has changed. One place that we will be learning more about with our History work is Lancaster Castle. As part of our Topic work we will be going out into the local area just around school and will hopefully be visiting the Castle. A letter will be sent out with more information at the time.  If you have any old photos of the area that you don’t mind us sharing in class it would be great if you could bring them into school.

There are some important words and key vocabulary that we would like you to help your child become familiar with to support our topic this half term.  These are words that they will be expected to read, write and spell correctly.  They can be found on the bottom of the curriculum homework sheet.