Welcome to Year 2!
Your teachers this year are Mrs Jukes, Miss Robinson, Miss Brewer and Mrs Cornforth. Your teaching assistants this year are Mrs Najib and Mrs Cooper who support all Year 2 classes. We all look forward to getting to know both you and your children throughout the year and are excited to help them further in their learning journey at Parkfield.
We have lots of exciting topics this term, including The Seaside. We hope you take this opportunity to discuss these new topics with your children and to help them find out more about what it is like to be beside the seaside.
Each week, your child will receive a reading book which they will take home along with a reading diary. It is very important that you listen to your child read at home every day and ask them lots of questions about the books that they are reading. Please leave a small comment or signature in the diary to show that you have helped them with this.
In Year 2 we have PE on Wednesdays, and the children are required to wear their full kit to school for the whole day. Please make sure that children come to school fully prepared for these lessons and please always check the weather forecast the beforehand. If it is hot, we highly recommend the children wear t-shirts and not jumpers on this day and if they have hats or caps at home, that they also bring these into school. Also, as the weather starts to become cooler, it is important that children wear warmer outdoor sports clothing to keep them warm and comfortable.
In Year 2, the children begin to use Mathletics and you will receive information from your child's class teacher about workshops in school after half term. Very exciting!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher or you can call the school office and leave a message.
What we are learning this year:
In Year 2, the children enjoyed creating their own model city for our new topic 'Houses and Homes'.
Year 2 had the pleasure of meeting lots of different animals including cute ones as well as creepy ones.
This Boa constrictor is the strongest snake in the world. It can eat a whole pig on its own! Some of us were brave enough to hold it. Watch out for his slimy tongue!
Did you know that a tortoise can live up to 130 years? Well this one has just had her 70th birthday.
This cute hedgehog was rescued from a road accident. It has over 5000 spikes to protect itself. Unfortunately, that was not enough spikes to protect itself from the big lorry.
He might look cute, he mite feel soft but underneath that tail this skunk holds a stink sack. He uses it as protection from predators. We were on our best behaviour so that it would not let off any wind. Pooowah!
Nobody in Year 2 wanted to touch this creature. It was a venomous tarantula. Did you know that a tarantula has 8 eyes?
Can you guess what went up her arm? A cockroach! She was really brave and all that she said was “It’s tickling me.”