Kahlo Class (Year 2)
Class teacher: Mr Hartwell
Learning Assistants: Ms Barrett
Welcome to Year 2! We are all so excited to get back to learning in school and hope your child is looking forward to the new term. As ever this term is a busy one, packed full of exciting learning. Within this curriculum newsletter there is some key information to help you support your child’s learning.
Thursday and Friday are Kahlo’s PE days this term. Please make sure that your child brings their PE kit to school every day in case these days change.
Indoor PE: Children will need black shorts and a plain t-shirt in their house colour. Gym and Dance is done in bare feet. Children will need trainers or plimsolls for indoor games.
Outdoor PE: black shorts and t-shirt, and a tracksuit or spare jumper for colder days. Children will also need trainers.
Jewellery: A reminder that only stud earrings and wristwatches may be worn to school. Earrings must be removed or covered for PE. Children should not wear bracelets to school.
We expect children to have daily opportunities to read to, or with, someone at home, as well as independently. Reading can include: books, newspapers, magazines, online reading, eBooks, reading tablets, information books, adverts, menus, poems, song lyrics – the list is endless. The important thing is that your child reads regularly (preferably daily!) and enjoys, and is engaged with, the reading!
All children have a reading diary, which they should bring to school in their book bag every day. Please record your child’s reading (as well as any additional comments) in the reading diary including the date and, where appropriate, page numbers. Halfway through the diary is a guide to help adults to support children’s reading as well phonics/spelling guides for children as they progress through the school.
This term our STEAM focus is Maths and we will be answering the question is ‘Can I create, carry out an experiment and present my data in a variety of different ways?’ and we will be presenting investigations showing: frequency and properties of materials, comparative tests for waterproofness, considering the different stages involved in creating a poncho (for example designing, making and evaluating) and developing knowledge of stitching and joining.