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Year 2

Hello everyone and welcome to the Year 2 page!

We look forward to spending the year with you and sharing some of our fabulous learning.

Meet the Team

The class teachers are Mr Murday and Miss Moorcroft. If you wish to contact either of the class teachers then their email addresses are:

j.murday@barnfields.staffs.sch.uk                            z.moorcroft@barnfields.staffs.sch.uk

 

The teaching assistant is Miss Turner, who will be assisting the classes in the morning. 

Mr Murday is also the Key Stage leader so if you wish to speak to him please contact on the above address.

 

Key Information

- Please read as much as possible with your child at home. Research has shown that a child who reads 10 minutes per day in Key Stage One has a 95% chance of performing better at 16 than if they don't. It really is the most important and the most crucial thing you can do with your child.  We advise you read each book twice to help improve their sight vocabulary and fluency before bringing it back in to change. 

- Homework will be set on a Friday. This will include reading, spellings, maths and an optional piece of homework, which is handed out to each child to put in their book bags. The homework does not need to be returned but if they bring it back we will love to see it! :)

- PE is on a Wednesday with Miss Hemming and a Tuesday with the class teacher. Please can all PE kits be kept in school. They will be sent home at the end of each half term. 

- Please can you also ensure that all items of clothing are labelled.

- Your child will need a named water bottle each day with only water in it please. 

- Due to the very limited space in our shared cloakroom, we do request that the children only bring a book bag to school and not the larger rucksacks and backpacks. 

Important Dates

The children in Year 2 also have to take part in a SATs test during May. We do ask that you try and avoid going for holidays during this month. We are allowed to do the tests at any time but if your child misses the date the class do it they may be asked to complete it alone which isn't ideal. We don't put too much emphasise on these tests due to their age so make them less threatening by calling them Mr Ball's quizzes. Please don't worry about them either and contact us if you have any concerns.

 

Useful Links

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

Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)

Autumn Term

Our first terms topic were 'The Terrible Tudors' and 'The Great Fire of London'. 

We learnt all about Henry VIII and whether he was the tyrant we are led to believe, Holbein the artist and the adventures of Sir Francis Drake. During the Great Fire of London, we examined sources to understand why it happened and the effect it has had on our lives nowadays. We even met a real life fireman and quizzed him on his role, comparing it to those who battled the fire in 1666.

We were also excited to share our Christmas Nativity with our parents in December. The children performed amazingly considering it was their first time on stage.

Spring Term

Our topic was 'The Awesome Arctic/Antarctic'. 

During this term, we looked at the human and physical features of the North and South Pole. We compared this to our life in the UK and countries at the equator. We also learnt about the expeditions of Shackleton and Scott. We then decided why both could be considered heroes and failures. During Science, we studied how to be healthy and needs of humans and animals.

Thank you for your continued support.                 

                                                                

Mr Murday, Miss Moorcroft and Miss Turner