Welcome to Year 2!
Welcome to the page of the happy, helpful and hard-working hedgehogs! On this page you will find key information about our curriculum and our classroom. We will also be sharing some of our learning with you so please come back to visit to see what is new!
Staff in Year 2
Class Teacher - Miss Nicholson
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Moir, Mrs Solly, Mrs Jones and Mrs Winter
Welcome to the autumn term! Our topic of focus this term is Fire and Ice.
Key Weekly Information
PE - Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Children will need named t-shirts, tracksuits, sweatshirts and plimsolls or trainers as this is currently outside both days.
Reading- At Icknield Primary School, we like to make sure every child has the opportunity to read with their teacher, at least once a week. Hedgehogs are given this opportunity to do this during their Guided Reading sessions or with an adult 1:1.
Here is a copy of a typical class timetable for Year 2, although this can be subject to change.
Homework is now sent out every Thursday via Parentmail. Please ensure your children are given opportunities to practise their spellings and number facts during the week. On Fridays, the class are quizzed on their spellings and number facts. Results are sent home on a slip of paper each week.
Reading at Home
Reading records should be signed by an adult regularly. Reading diaries are checked every week.
It does not only need to be their school reading book that is jotted down, we love to read about all of the different sorts of texts the children have been reading throughout the week. These could include: magazines, comic books, recipes and many more. The possibilities are endless!
When reading with your child, it can be easy to become a little uncertain about what to question them on within their book! The document below contains a huge variety of questions based on the reading domains we use in class, and can assist your child to be able to read a book at a level of greater depth. A hard copy of this document will also be given to you during the SATs information evening on 20th November.
This month in Hedgehogs
We have had a brilliant October in Hedgehogs’ class!
With the busy building work going on, we had a special visit from a very friendly builder- Buddy! He taught us how to stay safe on a building site and we were able to write a diary entry all about our new friend.
In Literacy, we have written poems about fire and ice, where we thought of a variety of adjectives and verbs to use in them. Within Maths, we have represented numbers using pictures and are now working on partitioning 2-digit numbers into different amounts of tens and ones. In addition, we recently learnt all about Harvest and performed the Harvest Samba in front of the entire school for our Harvest Samba! Finally, we have now created our Christmas cards and you should all have received a copy of the design with information on how to order them.
We have got a lot of very exciting events coming up- a Diwali dance workshop, astounding Remembrance Day events and Parliament Week. However, we have not forgotten about our topic of Fire and Ice! Once we have completed Parliament Week, we will be returning to our autumn topic and beginning to look at ‘How to Train a Dragon,’ with a special focus on dragons in particular!
Now for a few thank yous… thank you for your patience as we have moved back into our forever classroom, thank you for being so organised with school shoes and thank you for the phenomenal amount of bottles you have been bringing in – keep them coming please!
As mentioned above, we have got a lot of very exciting events coming up- a Diwali dance workshop, astounding Remembrance Day events and Parliament Week.
Here are a few events in December to look forward to...
We will be heading back to Cambridge Arts Theatre on Monday 3rd December to watch a magical performance of Aladdin!
We will be starting to practise our lines for this year's nativity soon - the lines are going to be handed out to us shortly! The dates for our nativity are as follows:
Wednesday 5th December- 2:00-3:00pm
Thursday 6th December - 5:00-6:00pm
This year, Icknield's Christmas Fair is on Friday 7th December. We hope to see you all there! :)