Welcome to Year 2!
For September 2020, we will once more have Beech and Sycamore classes in Year 2 and you can meet the teachers to your right.
You can see more of the exciting work of year 2 on our Twitter account searching for the hashtags #sycamoreuhps or #beechuhps.
Top tips for Year 2
Reading: Reading books and records should be returned to school on a Thursday and they will be given out again on a Monday.
Home learning: Home learning will be set on Seesaw, Beech and Sycamore Class . We aim to post 2 activities a week and would like the children to complete 1 a week. All children also have their Times Table Rockstar passwords and should remember to regularly log on and play.
We are teaching phonics daily using Animaphonics, you can access and share this at home if you wish.
PE: Beech Class will have PE every Tuesday. Children in Beech Class should come into school wearing PE kit appropriate for the time of year on that day. The same arrangement is in place for Sycamore Class on a Friday.
Full school PE kit is required – shorts, t-shirt and pumps for indoors, and joggers, jumper and trainers for outdoors.
Our main topic this term will be ‘Where do owls live?’ through this exciting topic the children will compare the county of Cheshire with the Nile Delta in Egypt. We will be studying the artist Miro as well as keeping mindfulness and good mental health at the forefront of all that we teach to support our classes through this time of transition. Our English fiction text this half term focusses on contrasting characters. Through our English lessons we will be developing our skills as story writers and gaining the experience to create our own story of contrasting characters swapping places. In Science, we will be investigating humans and animals. We will explore many areas of this topic including life cycles. We will be answering questions such as do you know what herbivores, carnivores and omnivores are? Where animals live and how animals adapt to their habitats?
If you have any questions about anything, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the team.
Thank you for your continued support, the Year 2 team.