Masefield Road, Hartlepool, Cleveland TS25 4JY
Ready to Teach, Ready to Learn
Mrs Yalman, Miss Brierley, Mrs Laking, Miss Smith & Mrs Humble
Welcome to Year 2. We have a fantastic year group. All children have a super attitude and work hard to reach their goals and targets.
Mrs Laking and Miss Smith are the teaching assistant in Year 2. They offer challenges and support to the children to ensure they reach their potential in all lessons.
In Year 2 we try to make the right 'Choices' and try our best in everything we do.
KS1 tests are important in year 2 for your child's education. Can we ask you as a parent to support us with your child's education by supporting them at home. We ask that children complete their homework (maths & spellings) each week, Also can each child read their book just for 5 to 10 minutes each night to develop understanding of the text and fluency.
To encourage this we are having a competition in class and for every time each child reads they will gain a raffle ticket. At the end of each term the raffle will be drawn to win a prize. Keep your eye on this page to find out who won.
Year 2 SATS will take place across the 4 weeks of May 2019. Please can we ask that you do not book any holidays for your child during this time. Year 2 is an important year for your child's education.
February Half Term: Break up Friday 15th February, Return Monday 25th February.
Easter Holidays: Break up Friday 5th April, Return Tuesday 23rd April.
Each week for children who complete their maths homework and spellings they will receive a certificate and have entry into our termly draw. Also for those with 100% attendance for the week will be entered into a weekly draw to win a prize.
Year 2 SATS
In May the children will take there SATS. It will be across the month and at different times of the day. Children will be practicing and getting support throughout the school day. Can we ask to support your child at home by completing the following:
Children will be also have time to attend our extra SATS club after school. The letters will be given out to children soon with the following dates they need to attend. Thank you for your continued support.
During the two weeks transition the theme was SPY! All the children completed various spy activities. We had arts and crafts session which we created spy gadgets. Also we had an afternoon solving clues to lead us for a fun play at summerhill. At the end of the two weeks all children graduated as spy's.
All the children enjoyed these two weeks and helped them to settle into there new classroom before September.
On Thursday 4th October the children attended Washington Wetland Centre. During there time they used their senses to feed the birds & ducks, listen to sounds around them and used their sight to find various footprints. The children also seen otters and flamingos. After lunch we walked through the forest and used a campfire to make bread. Also they used different sticks and rope to build their own den. This afternoon linked to our topic of The Great Fire Of London and how they used a camp fire and den buildings in 1666. All the children had an amazing time and were well behaved. Well Done Year 2 :-)
During harvest time the children made some vegetable soup to celebrate. Everyone took turns to peel, wash and chop the vegetables. Then after using a steamer to cook the veg the children used a masher to mash them up. Adding water and vegetable stock to the mashed veg the soup was made. All children enjoyed the soup and took part in sharing there skills and knowledge in our Harvest assembly.
In December the children went to Inspire To Learn in Middlesbrough. While there the children became young enterprises and built there own business around decorating biscuits. The children first of all planned there designs around what their family members would like for Christmas. Following this they come up with designed using various ingredients such as coloured icing, sprinkles, sugar paper and frosted flakes. After all the designs the children then made their biscuits...lets say more was getting eaten than on the biscuits :-).
If you would like to some photos that was taken from a member of staff at inspire to learn please click on the this link... https://inspire2learnblog.com/
Useful Links to support your child's learning.