Beech Class 2019-20
Welcome to Year 2
Hello and welcome to the Beech Class page of our school website. Here you will find dates, class information and homework. You can also find out what we will be learning each week and see photographs of all the fun we have at school.
I am always available at the end of the day so if you have any questions, queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to speak to me. Appointments can also always be arranged through the office. Thank you.
Week beginning 11th November
English: Exploring the features of non fiction texts
Maths: Fractions (halves, quarters and thirds of shapes and amounts)
Science: Writing a report using our knowledge of materials from last term
Topic: Finding out about life in an Indian village
Dates for your diary:
Friday 13th Sept - Guy Fawkes Theatre Workshop
Thursday 3rd October - Harvest Festival Assembly led by the Infants (9.05)
Tuesday 5th November - Stardust dance session
Thursday 7th November - Open Evening (6pm-7pm)
Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th November - Parents Evening
Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Monday 18th November - Book People Book Fayre
Thursday 14th November - Storytime session in Mobile Library
Friday 15th November - Children in Need (come to school in sports clothes)
Tuesday 26th November - Pantomime in school
Friday 6th December - Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Fayre (3.30pm-5pm)
Friday 6th December - Flu Vaccinations
W.B 9th December - Enrichment Week: Creative Week
Tuesday 10th December - Year 1 and 2 Christmas Play 6pm
Wednesday 11th December - Year 1 and 2 Christmas Play 9.30am
Thursday 12th December - School closed for polling
Thursday 19th December - Christmas Church Service and Christmas Lunch
Class Teacher: Mrs A Rhead
Class Teaching Assistant (Mon-Thurs): Mrs P Lawrence
Reading at home
Children are expected to read to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes daily.
School Reading Books are changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please indicate in the reading diary when you have read with your child so we know that they require a new book. Children's books will be changed when they have read them twice.
Maths and English Homework is set on alternate weeks.
Homework is set on Friday and due in on the following Wednesday
Please see list of Year 2 Common Exception words under 'Spelling' below. These are the spellings that children are expected to learn to spell by the end of Year 2.
In Year 2 children are expected to know the following times tables:
2,3,5 and 10
There are some suggested websites and resources to help you practise these under 'Times Tables' below.
This term our topic is… Indian Spice
Suggested websites if you would like to complete some additional research with your child…
PE - Wednesday and Thursday
Library books changed - Friday
*Please not that Family Points are no longer recorded in Reading Records and are now collected on a chart in the classroom. Children receive their leaves in assembly as usual.
Year 2 Topics
For your information - these are the topics our class will cover this year:
History and Geography
Week 1 and 2 - Whole School 2 Week Topic - Local History: The Gunpowder Plot
Remainder of Autumn Term - Indian Spice
Spring Term - Wonder Women
Summer Term - The Home Front (World War 2)
Terms 1 and 2 - Materials
Term 3 - Animals, including Humans
Term 4 - Living things and their habitats
Terms 5 and 6 - Plants
Religions covered in Year 2: Christianity, Islam, Sikh, Buddhism