Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA

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A Big Welcome to all of our new Nursery children starting their new adventure at Cranborne this week!

YEAR 2

Welcome to the web page for 2C and 2A. 

We hope you enjoy learning about our happy and friendly classes.

Please take a look at our learning.

YEAR 2 NEWS...

  

  • Parent Helpers -If you have a few hours to spare, we would be grateful for some help with listening to children read and generally supporting in the classroom. If you think that you may be able to help, please speak to your child’s class teacher and collect a DBS from the school office.

 

  • Upcoming dates for your diary:

Tuesday 19th September 7-9pm Information Evening

Wednesday 4th October - Harvest Assembly

17th and 18th October Parents Consultations

3rd November  Fireworks Night

11th and 12th December Year 2 Christmas Performances

 

Our Learning this week...

Maths

Our Maths learning will focus on number and place value.  We will be learning a new method this term called bar modelling which will assist the children with their problem solving and number work. We will talk in more detail about this during information evening.

Literacy

This week we will be revisiting key skills and writing about our summer holidays. We will be ensuring that the children are still using finger spaces, correct letter formation, capital letters, full stops, conjunctions, adjectives and varied punctuation.

Science

This half-term our topic is animals including humans. We will be learning that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. We will find out about and describe the basic needs of animals for survival (water, food and air). We will also describe the importance of exercise for humans, eating the right amounts of different types of food and understanding hygiene.

Topic (Geography)
In Geography we will be using maps and atlases to investigate the world. We will be using grid refereneces and compass directions to navigate our way around local maps of Potters Bar and use this knowledge to create our own map.

Art and Design Technology
In Art the children will be developing their understanding of lines and shapes and will be using different media to create a variety of pictures.

Computing
In Computing we will be developing our coding skills using the ipad. We will be programming different characters to move around within a game to try and earn points. The apps we will use are kodable, daisy the dinosaur and scratch junior.

P.E.
This term we are learning about different types of balances in Gymnastics and we will be improving our throwing and catching skills in outdoor P.E.

 

Reminders...

  • PE is on a Wednesday (Outdoor) and a Friday (Indoor). Please ensure full PE kits are in school. This term we will be focusing on gymnastics and throwing and catching skills.  
  • Homework will be given out on a Friday and is expected to be handed in by the following Wednesday at the latest. 
  • Children will have a weekly spelling test. 2C will be tested on Thursday afternoon and 2A will be tested on Friday morning. Please help your child to learn their spellings at home using the look, cover, say, write, check technique.
  • Please encourage your child to read every day where possible and please initial your child's reading record.
  • Please also encourage your child to use Mathletics. If you need your child's logon please speak to one of the staff. The link to the website is below:
  • Please look at our class news letter, which we send out to parents in the first week back for more information.
  • If you ever have any questions about anything, please feel free to ask.

Please look at our information evening presentation for more information...

 

 

 

Year 2 photo gallery!