Congratulations to Barney for being this weeks Star. 

This week David is the Pride of Year 2 for excellent listening skills. This week the children have decided that the Pride will be awarded to someone who shows excellent listening skills, again. 

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YEAR 2 CHILDREN WILL TAKE THE STATUARY SAT TESTS DURING MAY 2017 SO IT IT VITAL THAT ALL CHILDREN ATTEND SCHOOL THIS MONTH, UNLESS UNWELL. 

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2. Mrs Ackroyd (class teacher) and Mrs Roberts (teaching assistant) look forward to working with you.  

Mrs Dawson will also teach the children on a Thursday. 

Please see see any of the Year 2 team with any questions you may have. We are always happy to help.

Our themes last year were:

Term 1: Important People

Term 2: Light it Up

Term 3: Tell me a story

Term 4: Green Fingers

Term 5: Around the World in 80 Days

Term 6: Splish splash 

 

Our themes this year are:

Term 1: Long, Long Ago

Term 2: Winter Wonderland

Term 3: Now and Then

Term 4: Eco Warriors

Term 5: Our Village

Term 6: Animal Kingdom 

Click on the current Term above to view the Theme Plan or visit the Our Curriculum Page on the website. 

Year 2 will be having a coaching session to improve their tennis skills on Wednesday 26th April 2017. This will be led by Simon Taylor from Eastgate Tennis Club. If your child has their own racket they are welcome to bring it to school that day, otherwise we have plenty that we can lend. 

 

Here is a fantastic website to help children with maths skills.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.ictgames.com/magicSquare/index.html

Please visit and encourage your child to play the games. The games work on laptops and I pads. 

Homework will consist of weekly spellings, multiplication facts and reading. Any additional work that is sent home will be tailored to the individual needs of your child.

PE kits need to be in school everyday and we will send it home when it needs washing. Children will have PE on a Wednesday and Thursday. This term we will focus on multi skills and gymnastics. 

We always encourage the children drink throughout the day, please can you make sure your child has a named water bottle in school.

Children are able to change their reading book everyday within school time. 

Show and Tell is a great way for children to show speaking and listening skills. Show and Tell is on a Friday afternoon and your child will be advised in advance by letter when it is their turn.  Individual presentations may be done in a variety of ways, such as a collage, display or a piece of writing. This term we would like the children to share information about a village. It can be in England or another country and the children don't have to have visited the village.  

 

We will be visiting Lincolnshire Life Museum to find out what it was like for children in the past. This visit will be on Tuesday 10th January. 

Here are a few photos that show us in action!

 

We loved dressing up as our favorite book characters. Can you guess who we are?

 

 

 

Year 2 are excited to be entering the RSPB Wild Challenge. We have already made bird food and completed a bird count, found worms for our compost wormery and thought about how to make our carbon footprint smaller. 

Year 2 had an exciting visit to Lincolnshire Life Musuem to find out what life was like for children in Victorian Times. 

Dunholme Dinosaur Detectives: The children came into school on Monday 10th October to discover a large footprint that they believe may belong to a dinosaur. They have been investigating to solve the mystery as a class. 

Year 1 and 2 had an action packed day at Lincoln Castle. The children had great fun while learning about life in the castle 900 years ago. We also learnt more about the Battle of Lincoln and had a go at being soldiers, archers, lords, ladies and jesters. Here a a few photos of this visit below. 

Busy investigating a Maths Problem......