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Willow Tree Primary School | Leach Lane, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 4LZ

Tel: 01744 678730

Fax: 01744 678732

Email: willowtree@sthelens.org.uk

Welcome to Year 2!

2017-2018

Teacher: Mrs Paris

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Yates and Miss Curran

 

What are we learning about?

Literacy – Our topics up until Christmas will include The Pirate Cruncher, The Lion and the Mouse, reading and writing poetry and instructions. We will also take part in phonics, spelling and guided reading sessions.

Topic - We have a Geography focus, looking at oceand and rivers.

Science -  We will be learning about materials and their properties.

Maths – We will be investigating place value, ordering and comparing numbers, adding and subtracting, as well as counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

PE -  The first half term will focus on ball skills and after half term we will change to dance.

RE – Our topic is: How do I know I'm being good? We will also look at the story of the Good Samaritan, and finally how and why we celebrate Christmas.

SPaG – We will be learning about sentence structure, question marks, and contractions.

Computing – We will be learning about staying safe online.

 

Challenge: Read at home every night with your parents and get your reading record signed. Can you do it?! 

 

Don’t forget to look out for postcards home to let you know when your child has done exceptionally well at school.

 

Thank you very much for your support with the pirate dioramas! We have a display up in the Key Stage 1 area and they all look fabulous!

 

Reminders

SATS will take place for Year 2 children in 2P and 1/2R during May 2018. We will have a meeting for parents about this during October.

PE – Please ensure that PE kits are always kept in school. PE kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. PE days are Monday and Wednesday. For outdoor PE, you can also bring your trainers.

Water bottles – Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school.

Homework – Homework will be given out every Friday and should be returned no later than Wednesday the following week.

Snack – Children will have free milk and fruit every morning at playtime or they may wish to occasionally purchase food from the snack shop when available.

Readers – Home readers will be changed regularly. Please ensure that you write a comment in the log each time you read with your child. Children benefit from reading 4-5 times a week with an adult at home, please do this if you can. Your child will also bring home a library book that will be changed once a week. Your child can earn up to 5 stickers a week, earning one for each time they read at home with an adult and have their reading record signed. These points can then be spent on a prize at our school Willow Shop!

Handy Links

Here are some links for your children to explore at home:

www.letters-and-sounds.com
www.topmarks.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2016-key-stage-1-mathematics-sample-test-materials-mark-schemes-and-test-administration-instructions

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