Welcome to Sycamore and Willow!
Mrs Cooper and Mrs Carlisle warmly welcome to you Year Two.
In Year 2 we have a brand new curriculum to teach this year to help the children understand the wider world they live in. Our Curriculum will be values led.
Our Spring Term topic is 'Peace and Conflict, Social Justice & Equality' which we will be addressing through The Victorian Era. We will be looking to study famous people and events during the Victorian period, exploring what life was life for Victorian children both at work and at home, rich and poor. We will look at the work of William Booth and The Salvation Army. Our look at conflict will focus on the Crimean War and compare the nurses that worked there - Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. Our Science will see us finish our Materials unit and concentrate on Electricity.
This term we are introducing the weekly maths homework sheet based on 'Keeping Skills Sharp'. Each Friday morning we mark the homework sheet and address any issues and then hand out a new sheet for the following week. It is really important that you allow your child to complete these skills independently and then only support them with looking for corrections should the need arise - we are trying to promote independence and quick draw on their maths' skills.
Our Autumn topic is 'The Greener, Cleaner World.' We will be studying coastal regions in different parts of the world and comparing them. There is the inclusion of science looking at materials and habitats. We will be always trying to help the children understand how what we do at school/home will effect not only our local environment but the wider world too and hopefully changing some of our habits as a class.
We hope that you find some motivating homework on our Homework Menu and we look forward to sharing it with the class at the end of each half-term. It can be found in the Homework books or on here. Children will need their reading books and diary in school everyday. There is a Read Theory log-in in their diary this will help with their understanding. (Web link at the bottom of this page.) We hope that the children will love to receive caterpillars/astronauts. Along with reading the children will have a spelling test weekly, on a Wednesday. They will need this book every week and we would appreciate it if you could practise these regularly. PE is on a Monday and Wednesday. A full kit is required and left in school until the end of the half-term. During the winter months a plain tracksuit is recommended as we do go out in all weathers!
We are always looking for extra people to help out in class so please let us know if you have some spare time and are interested in doing this.
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The aim of our lovely, motivating display is to encourage all the children to read every day at home to a grown up!
There is a sliding scale of rewards. 15 readers = 1 astronaut/caterpillars
20 readers = 2 astronauts/caterpillars
25 readers = 3 astronauts/caterpillars
30 readers = 4 astronauts/caterpillars
Once the rocket/flower is filled then the children can have 5 minutes extra playtime...
Come on 2 Willow and 2 Sycamore you can do this!