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Slyne-With-Hest St Luke's Church of England Primary School

Listen, learn, love and laugh as part of God's family

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Our teacher is Mrs Pennington.

We are helped by Mrs Ashwin and Mrs Savage.

Year 2 Curriculum

Skipping

We had a great time learning to skip today. We practised skipping forwards, backwards and even together. We learnt that skipping is a great way to keep fit.

Hoghton Tower

We've had a fantastic day at Hoghton Tower today.

 

The day began with a grand tour of the house, where we saw the rooms that King James I stayed in, and where Prince Philip slept during his visit in the 1980's. They were very grand! We then spent some time in the great hall where we were knighted by the queen, in recognition of our achievements. After lunch, we walked through the underground passageway, all the way to the dungeons, which were very cold and damp. We then saw the well where the servants would have collected water for the Lord and Lady of the house and watched a short film about what it would have been like to live there 500 years ago. 

 

The children all behaved beautifully and asked and answered some great questions. We had a lovely day!

Our amazing moving pictures

Year 2 have been designing and making their own moving pictures in DT to retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk to younger children. We looked at lots of moving picture books and decided to use sliders and hinges for our designs. I'm sure you'll agree that they look amazing!

Welcome to Year 2!!

 

Hello and welcome to Year 2! 

I hope that you have all had a lovely time over the summer and are ready to start the year. As there are lots of new challenges and exciting approaches to learning in Year 2, I have put together a little bit of information to give you an idea about what you and your child can expect this year. I am very much looking forward to getting to know you all and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me, either by e-mail or by filling in the contact form below.

 

Many thanks,

Mrs Pennington. 

 

Reading

In order to continue to make good progress, it is very important that you listen to your child read each day. If you are short on time, try and read just a few pages, with a focus on quality rather than quantity. We will attempt to hear your child read every week in school, so please ensure that your child has their reading book in their book bag every day. When your child has finished their book, they will need to put it in the changing basket in order for it to be changed. The children will also be given lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books at other times in school.

Homework

Some homework may be sent home in addition to spelling and reading to help reinforce the learning objectives taught in class. 

Handwriting

It is important that your child learns to form their letters correctly in order to gain a flow with their writing and encourage good spelling habits. If you would like some handwriting sheets to work on at home please ask. I can also provide sheets to help form numbers correctly.

 

General Reminders

  • Our PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please send your child to school in their PE kit on these days (trainers, white T-Shirt and blue shorts/ tracksuit bottoms (on colder days), with their school jumper). 
  • The children are asked to bring in their own water bottle to keep in class, which they can access throughout the day. These will be sent home at the end of each day to ensure that their water is changed regularly. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle.

Please contact me by email at e.pennington@slyne-with-hest.lancs.sch.uk or use the contact me box below if I can help you with anything or you would just like to say hi. I would love to hear from you!

Thank you!

Mrs Ashwin, Mrs Savage and I would like to say HUGE thank you for your amazingly thoughtful gifts. We are extremely grateful and touched! We have loved teaching your children this year and will miss them a lot. 
 

Thank you for all of your support and kindness throughout this unusual and challenging year.  
 

We hope you all have a lovely summer and a well deserved break!

 

Best wishes 

 

Miss Forbes, Mrs Ashwin and Mrs Savage

Sponsored run

Well done Year 2 on completing an amazing 425 laps in total of our school running track (that’s more than 50 miles). You ran, jogged, skipped, walked tremendously well and should be very proud of yourselves!!

Who would like to buy an underwater camera?

After reading the book ‘Flotsam’ by David Wiesner, Year 2 wrote some fantastic persuasive adverts for an underwater camera. I wonder which one you would buy?

Science

Our science work took us out into the beautiful sunshine this afternoon, as we headed up to the nature area to look at trees. We looked carefully at the different parts of a tree and took rubbings of the bark. We then collected leaves and brought them back to the classroom so that we could observe them more closely under a magnifying glass. 

Summer Term

 

Hello, I hope you all had a lovely Easter and a well deserved rest! 

 

Our theme for this term is 'At the Seaside', where we will be comparing seaside holidays now and in the past in history, and using geography skills to locate and identify features of seaside locations across the UK. Our science work will be focusing on plants and animals and in English we will be writing our own fantasy stories using the book 'Flotsam' by David Wiesner, as well as writing leaflets about seaside resorts. 

 

We are back to having two PE sessions a week, so the children will need to come in their PE kits on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Easter Egg Hunting

We had a super time hunting for Easter eggs this afternoon - the Easter bunny had been very busy! I hope you all have a lovely break. See you in a few weeks. 

Welcome back.

 

It has been so wonderful to welcome all of the children back into school this week. They have settled back into the school routine brilliantly and are very pleased to be back with their friends.

 

Over the first few weeks we will be focusing on recapping skills. In maths we will consolidating our home learning work on addition and subtraction and looking at position, direction and time. Our English work will be based on George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl, which is in keeping with our current theme 'Doctors and Nurses'. In history, we will be studying the lives of famous nurses, such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and developing an understanding of how things have changed over time. In science, we will be thinking about the human body and ways that we can keep ourselves healthy. 

 

Important pieces of information:

  • Reading - we try to hear the children read as often as possible in school, however, in order for your child to continue to make good progress it is very important that you listen to your child read as often as possible at home. We will send reading books home from school and children are encouraged to change their books as soon as they have finished them. All reading books are quarantined before being sent home with another child. 
  • Spellings are sent home on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Please encourage you child to learn their spellings using the read, cover, write, check format that we practice in class. 
  • PE will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. All children should come to school in their PE kits on these days.
  • Water bottles - The children are asked to bring in their own water bottle to keep in class, which they can access throughout the day. The bottles will be sent home daily to be refilled for the following day. 

 

Christmas Party and Visit from Santa

We had a lovely Christmas party playing socially distanced party games, dancing and eating party food. We also loved wearing our homemade party hats and dressing up in party clothes and we even got a visit from Santa!

History Workshop