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Year 2

Autumn 1:

Welcome to Yellow Class!  It is great to see the children back after such a long break and good to see that they have settled in so well and are ready for a new school year at Willow Lane.  This year, the Year 2 team consists of: Mrs. Fish (teaching Wednesday to Friday); Miss. Gaunt (teaching Monday to Wednesday); Mrs. Shepherd and Mrs. Phillips.

This half-term our topics will be centred around three children’s books – ‘The Huge Bag of Worries’, ‘The Scarecrows’ Wedding’ and ‘Meerkat Mail’.  We will be doing lots of writing relating to these books as well as activities such as making monster houses in the wildlife area, making worry monsters out of stones, planning a honeymoon for the scarecrows and designing and making a new enclosure for the meerkats! Below is a list of words that will be introduced throughout the topics. You might like to ask your child about them or discuss them at home.

Wedding        Scarecrow     Suitcase      Worries      Character     Meerkat      Enclosure            Habitat  

Firstly, a huge thank you for all that you have done to support your child’s learning over the last few months.  It was great to see some of the work that the children produced and the activities that they got up to during this time!

Thank you also for continuing to support your child with their reading at home. Looking through the children’s reading records, it is fantastic to see how regularly they are reading at home already.  This half term we are aiming for the children to read at home three times a week or more!  The more the children read the more confident they will become in all areas of their learning.  It would be great therefore if you could read with your child and then record this in their reading records.

The children will have their PE lessons on a Tuesday and a Friday.  Please could the children arrive in school in their PE kit on both of these days. They may wear a track suit/joggers/jumper over the top to stay comfortable throughout the day and also to keep warm as we will be going outside as much as possible.

Finally, due to social distancing and arrangements for collecting the children, we are unfortunately unable to meet face to face with parents or carers.  Please however, do not hesitate to ring the school office, or ask Mrs. Fish or Miss. Gaunt at the end of the day to arrange a telephone call if there is anything that you would wish to discuss.

Thank you again for all of your support!