Year 2

A warm welcome to our Year 2 home page. On this home page you will find information about what the children will be learning, latest news, children’s achievements, homework and useful links.

Our teachers are:

2A - Mr Allie

2D - Miss Douglas

2K - Miss Khan

Year 2 News

Wellies are needed for Thursday.

Swimming kits are needed for Thursday.

P.E. kits are needed for Wednesday.

Achievements

Well done to Jamarr Colley (2A) who really impressed all the teachers with his behaviour on the trip. That goes for all of Year 2 who showed they can behave very well when outside the school!

We Are Learning

For Literacy, we are looking at writing dictated sentences which must include all the spelling and punctuation rules.

For Maths, we are visiting some complex problems to round off the year, such as intervals of time, directional language (including rotations) and calculating the change given when an item is bought.

For Science and IPC, we have looked more into the science of space, including what gravity is, an orbit, the difference between the gas giants and the terrestrial planets, what the sun is and what the solar system is. We’ve also explored the complex question of what ‘space’ actually is. We will be looking at the space race between America and Russia and the notable people/animals who were part of that: Yuri Gagrin, Laika, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Valentina Tereshkova.

Homework

Subject Task
Reading Read for at least twenty minutes a night and ask your parent(s) to fill in your diary. You should also write a comment about the book.
Times Tables Practise your times tables from the book we have given to you.
Spellings Learn your spellings from your spelling book we have given to you.
Literacy Your Literacy teacher will give you a sheet.
Numeracy Your Numeracy teacher will give you a sheet.
Science / IPC

We have learned much about Space this week. Write down 5 facts you have learned about the person/animal that you are researching.

Unicef Article 30 (Children of minorities/indigenous groups): Minority or indigenous children have the right to learn about and practice their own culture, language and religion. The right to practice one’s own culture, language and religion applies to everyone; the Convention here highlights this right in instances where the practices are not shared by the majority of people in the country.

 

Year Group Events

Fun and Fitness week next week!

Useful Links

Year Group Information

Homework
At Dorrington, homework is considered a vital part of the children’s education as it not only supports, but enhances the learning taking place in school. We ask that all parents and carers support children in their homework and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning.
Homework will be given out every Friday and includes; one piece for literacy, numeracy, science/IPC and spellings. In addition, we ask that children read at least three times per week to an adult and have their reading records completed accordingly. As an ongoing commitment to drive progress in mathematics at Dorrington, children also have a multiplication project to complete each week. All homework will be collected on the following Thursday.

P.E.

Each week children participate in two physical education sessions (one indoor the other outdoor). These P.E. sessions play a vital role in educating children about the benefits of enjoying a healthy lifestyle as well as promoting the spiritual, moral social and cultural aspects associated with P.E.  It is therefore important that all children participate in these sessions.

Please ensure children have the appropriate P.E. kit for their PE days:

White T-shirt
Black Shorts/Tracksuit bottoms
Suitable footwear (Trainers for outdoor P.E.)


Swimming

It is very important that your child takes part in all areas of the curriculum and children in Year 2 are provided with the opportunity to learn to swim every Thursday at Perry Beeches swimming pool. This will continue for the remainder of Year 2. Please make sure that your child has a suitable swimming kit with them every Thursday morning. All children need a large towel and a swimming cap is recommended, especially for girls. Children should not wear any jewellery (including earrings) on swimming days.

Girls
A plain ONE PIECE swimming costume.

Boys
Swimming trunks or shorts (Please note: due to health and safety rules, children must be sent with proper swim shorts. These must be shorts that are specifically designed for swimming, well above the knee and have no pockets. Children who do not have the correct swim shorts/trunks will not be able to take part in swimming lessons).

 

Outdoor Education

We ask that children come to these sessions in appropriate outdoor clothing, which can be left in school during term time. It is suggested that children have with them a warm, waterproof coat and sensible footwear appropriate for outdoor use i.e. boots or wellingtons.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange to speak to a year group teacher or make an appointment if necessary.

E-Safety

At Dorrington, we believe that the Internet plays an important role in developing children’s learning. As part of our commitment to E-Safety we recommend that children use  ‘Safe Search’ (Click the link below) when browsing the Internet at home. Safe search is designed to make it safer for children to access webpages. However, it is still recommended that children are always supervised when using the Internet.