Year 2 Beech 2019 - 2020
Welcome to the Beech Class webpage!
Mr Laird (Class Teacher) Mrs Wood (HLTA) Mrs Reid (TA) Mrs Carter (TA)
Mrs Dowson (TA) Mr Howsam (TA) Mrs Avis (TA)
On this page you will find out everything you need to know about Year 2 and be able to keep up to date with information, class letters and our termly newsletters. Don't forget to follow our learning on our school Twitter and Facebook pages.
Thank you for all your continued support,
Mr Laird and the Year 2 team
The Year 2 team
Mr Laird is the regular class teacher. Mrs Wood is our class Teaching Assistant in the mornings and also covers PPA alongside Mrs Allmand on a Thursday morning. Other teaching assistants also work in class on a specialist basis.
Your child will be given a new reading book on a weekly basis. This is based on their own reading ability for them to read at home with an adult, plus a book to be shared together from the library. Reading journals and books need to be in school everyday.
Log in to read online! Oxford Reading Buddy
A major homework focus for year 2 is reading, please aim to fill in your child's reading log 3 times a week.
A direct homework task for maths, topic or english will be set on a thursday and will be due in the following monday. This may take the form of a task set on the sumdog learning platform that the children seem to enjoy playing.
PE is on Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday is Outdoor PE. A pair of leggings, jogging bottoms or tracksuit bottoms maybe worn along with school sweatshirt if it is chilly. Friday is indoors Children will need a team colour or white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps. Please make sure it is labelled with the child's name. It should be brought to school in a pump bag and left on their peg for the half term.
Year 2 start their SATs at the beginning of May. These are statutory tests which all Year 2 children across the country have to complete. It is therefore really important that your child is in school ALL of May.
Welcome back after our half term holiday. Our new topic is Towers, Tunnels and Turrets.
In this exciting topic we'll be building TOWERS and writing about Rapunzel, exploring TUNNELS with lots of imaginative writing inspired by Anthony Browne and learning all about CASTLES. We are also going to extend our learning with a visit to Beeston Castle on the 18th of March. What a topic in prospect !! Here are some useful weblinks for this topic :
https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/beeston-castle-and-woodland-park/ - Beeston Castle Guide
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zxsgkqt - Barnaby visits Edinburgh Castle
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03bfjrj/clips - Animals that tunnel
Other useful curriculum websites:
https://play.ttrockstars.com/ Timestable Rockstars !!
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Timestable practise
http://ictgames.com fun online games for Maths and English
http://bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers Great exercise and song learning about all areas of Maths and English
http://phonicsplay.co.uk Phonics games and notes. You can subscribe as a parent or use the free resources.
http://bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p Lots of activities for children and parent notes about the different curriculum subjects in Key Stage 1