Arrow

Year 2 Children
  • Welcome back to you all and I hope you all had a great half term break.

    This year Arrow class will be taught by myself and Mrs Chattington and we will be supported part-time by Miss Hobby who will be delivering interventions and targeted support to groups and individuals.

    Your children are settling well into Arrow class. Whilst we have much to cover this year we hope to find a good balance of both curricular expectations and wider learning opportunities. At present we are reviewing and revising key basic Numeracy and Literacy skills covered in Year 1 and commencing the work to be covered this year. At this point in the children’s time at school, the word SATs always comes up and whilst we will be working towards these assessments at the end of the year, we will endeavour to ensure that they are stress free and viewed by the children as just one aspect of their normal school experience.

    As with all that we do in class, Mrs Chattington and myself will do all that we can to ensure their time in Arrow Class is both happy and successful. If over the course of the year you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to come in and see us. We would also love to hear from you if you have any particular skills or interests that you would like to share with the children or if you have a spare hour or two during the week and would like to hear readers or join us on our class trips or visits to Forest School.

    Topic

    Our primary Topic this term will be Fire and Ice and much of our work will be centred around this theme. In History will be continuing our work on The Great Fire of London and it is great to see the enthusiasm with which the children are embracing this.

    RE

    We will be considering ‘How should we care for others and the World?’

    Forest School

    Details of planned trips to Forest School will follow during which times the children will be learning about the natural world and environment around us and how to care for it. The sessions will be underpinned by the ethos of personal development through taking ‘Small manageable Risks’.

    Science

    Our Science work will be centred around our ‘Materials’ topic.

    Numeracy

    In Numeracy we will be focusing on number work and will be encouraging children to develop fluency of their knowledge and an ability to apply and transfer skills through varied experiences and activities. Games and activities to support this will be included in your child’s Homework Book.

    PE

    PE will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Please can you ensure that they have appropriate kit on both days. As far as possible we intend to hold these sessions outdoors, so a tracksuit and trainers will be required, especially when the weather turns colder.

    Homework

    Please encourage your child to read daily. Numeracy and/or Literacy tasks will be set on a Thursday and are due in by the following Wednesday. Spellings will also be given to your child to support their reading and writing. These will be set on a Thursday each week, so please ensure that your child returns their spelling book on these days to ensure your child has the current wordlists. Whilst we will  have occasional, traditional style spelling tests, they will primarily be assessed by the children’s ability to transfer their knowledge and use the spellings in their everyday writing. All work given reflects the current curriculum expectations of children in Year 2, will help revise content covered in Year 1 and reinforce the current learning your child is doing in school.

    Thank you once again for your support and we look forward to working with you to ensure your child has a very successful year.

    Mr Sibcy

     

  • Mr Sibcy - Class Teacher, Mrs Chattington and Miss Hobby - Teaching Assistants

    Key Information;

    Reading books will be changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

    The Children will be doing  PE on a Tuesday and a Thursday. They will need appropriate kit on both of these days.

  • Arrow Class making Christmas Trees and enjoying the fire at Forest School

    Arrow Class making Tree Spirits at Forest School