Welcome to Year 2!

We are entering our last week before the summer holidays and have a busy week ahead.

It is time to look around at home and send in any library books or guided reading books that may have made their way onto home bookcases or under beds! All books will be gratefully received back into school.

As each class finishes their chapter books they will read their stories to the year one classes who will be in their classrooms in September. These books will also be on display on Tuesday at our Celebration of Work evening. Please do remember to look in your child’s drawer where you will find their maths and literacy books. The most recent books will stay in school to be sent on to their year 3 classes but all other books will be sent home by the end of the week.

Our week will be full of activities including ICT, (coding), PSHCE, Geography, Maths, Guided Reading and PE.

Many children did not have their PE kits in school at the end of last week. Please make sure they are in school all week. We will send them home when PE lessons have been completed.

On Wednesday we have a bike and art day. There will be three sessions running over the day.  In one session each class will ride their bikes around the playground and field, developing their skills .A second session will be to draw a bike from memory then drawing by looking closely. The third session is to use pastels to look closely at a bike part and reproduce it. We have some parent volunteers already but if you are able to help and have not yet offered then please do. This is a good opportunity to keep your DBS checks in date.

On Tuesday we start the day with a walk to the ponds on Spring Grove. The children will be marking road names and water hydrants onto a map as they follow the route. If there is time in the week the children will also be making a map for a partner to use to find a hidden toy in the playground. Please do let your child’s teacher know if you are able to accompany the class on their walk.

We will have one final visit to the Junior school before the holidays as the children will be set a challenge of finding different parts of the school in groups.

On Thursday will have a maths morning as we work on addition based around buying an ice cream cone. Ice cream will be provided at the end of the lesson as an incentive! After break there will be a maths trail to follow out in the playground and the children will get a chance to use all the skills they have learnt over the year.

The children will also all have a chance to play on the bouncy castle on Thursday which has kindly been provided by the Friends.

Friday will be a day for the children to think about what they have learnt at the Infant school and what they hope to do moving on to their next school. Please note that we finish school at 2pm on Friday.

A huge thank you to all parents who have helped us this year. Your help always enables us to deliver the curriculum in  a more exciting and varied way than would otherwise be possible.

The Year 2 Team