Puma Class - Year 2
Autumn 1 & 2 Topic
All About Me!
Our class PE days are Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon. Children will need a suitable PE kit on that day. Thank you.
Please remember it is dark blue/black trousers/shorts, dark blue/black tracksuit top and a plain white T-shirt.
Extra curricular activities will resume as normal. Please remember clubs will not run the first and last weeks of a half term.
If your child has milk through the ‘Cool Milk’ scheme then they will have this at playtime. In KS1 we have fruit and vegetables for the children daily. The children can bring a water bottle to have in class every day. It can be refilled at school when it runs out.
Maths and spellings will continue to be sent home weekly. The maths links to the area of learning we have been focusing on that week but if the children are unsure how to complete their homework please speak to us at home time. We do encourage the children to be independent and hand their homework in as they come into the classroom. Please help us by reminding them to do this as they come into school.
The fantastic Puma class is a straight Year two class located at the bottom of the two story block. Working in Puma’s this year alongside myself we have our fantastic teaching assistants Mrs Spencer and Mrs Wiffen. Also our brilliant HLTA Mrs Butler will also be providing additional teaching. If you have any questions or queries, you can speak to any of the adults in the class.
We have lots of exciting activities planned for the first half of the Autumn term! Our new topic is all called All About Me! and we will be learning all about us, our families and where we live. In our history lessons we will be learning about changes within our families lifetime by looking at how train travel has changed in Doncaster and then about how toys are different now, to those our grandparents played with. In our science lessons we will be finding out about our body and senses. Mark making is our focus in art lessons and we will be trying to create our own self portraits!
As well as this we will also be working on English and maths lessons daily along with phonics, spelling, RE, ICT, PE and music. We will, of course, be looking at Harvest Festival and why it is a special time for Christians. In our English lessons we will be sharing texts on the theme of ourselves as we try to use our developing phonics knowledge to write sentences that include capital letters and full stops. Where possible we will try and link our topic to all our sessions. All the children will have access to continuous provision to enhance their learning experience and build on from their learning journey in Foundation Stage.
The children will all continue to bring home a reading book and we ask that you sign their planners to let us know if they have finished the book or what page they have read up to. We are keen to develop fluency so we like to encourage children to re-read their books before changing them. We ask that children read at least three times a week at home.
Puma Class Teacher
Autumn 1 Newsletter