YR2 - Puma
Puma Class - Year 2
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. Children may also bring a fruit snack with them from home should they wish to.
Maths tasks 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 into the homework tray as they come into the classroom. Please help us by reminding them to do this as they come into school. All children will also have a logon for Timetables Rockstars (Year 2) which they can access at home for extra maths activities. There is also the White Rose Maths App which they can use for free too.
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 What's your superpower? and we will be learning all about people who help us and the community we live in. In our history lessons we will be learning about the mining community in Bentley and South Yorkshire and why it is an important part of our local history. We will be visiting the National Mining Museum in Wakefield to find out ore about a colliery. In our science lessons we will be finding out about different materials and their properties. Mark making is our focus in art lessons and we will be using oil pastels to create a drawing of an oil pastel miner.
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 starting with the story Jack and the Jelly Bean Stalk 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 home at least three times a week. All children will also bring home a sharing book which an adult can read to them. Year 2 children have the option to choose a chapter book also.
Puma Class Teacher