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YEAR 2

Welcome to Year 2

We would like to welcome you to Year 2 at Blenheim Primary School. We are thrilled with how well the children have already settled into this school year. We will work incredibly hard to  support your children to develop, learn and grow and we value all the support that you also give them at home.

Thank you for all your ongoing support and we look forward to working with you this year.

Mr Hillard and Miss Emmerson.

 

Pangolin Class (Y2PH) is taught by - 

Mr Hillard

Miss Howson

 

 

Okapi Class (Y2SE) is taught by - 

Miss Emmerson

Miss Campbell

 

 

Mrs Yasin (HLTA) also teaches both Year 2 classes.

Our classes this year are named after unusual animals.        

In Year 2, we are: 

 

Pangolin class

Pangolins are uniquely covered in tough, overlapping scales. These mammals eat ants and termites using an extraordinarily long, sticky tongue, and are able to quickly roll themselves up into a tight ball when they feel threatened. Eight different pangolin species can be found across Asia and Africa. Poaching for illegal wildlife trade and habitat loss have made these incredible creatures one of the most threatened groups of mammals in the world.

 Tessa Sanderson with her Olympic gold medal in 1984

 

Okapi class

Okapi are solitary animals that live in habitat not easily penetrated by light. Plants grow so big and so close together in the Ituri rainforest that little sunlight makes its way to the forest floor. Okapi are well adapted to their dense, dark surroundings. Their distinctly large ears help them to sense hidden predators. Their dark bodies blend into the shadows and their striped hindquarters break up any outline, making it difficult for predators to spot them.

   Legend Tanni Grey-Thompson is worried about the apparent lack of discussion over the Paralympics 

Our Curriculum

2022 - 2023

You can read about our learning this year here

Our learning in Autumn -

History - Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole

Geography - Maps

Science - Habitats

Art - Drawing and Painting

DT - Finger Puppets

PSHE - Physical Health and Well Being

PE - Football and Handball

Computing - Internet Safety

RE - Birth Ceremonies

You can read in more detail about our learning in Autumn in our Home school Link document

 

Reading, Homework and Spellings

Reading

Please read with your child every day for at least 15 minutes and sign the reading record to show that this has been completed. We will change your child's reading book as often as they return it to school. Children will also have the opportunity to borrow a book from the class library to read over the weekend, 

Homework

Please encourage your child to complete their homework. This will be sent home every Friday with a set piece of homework to be completed and handed in before or on the following Wednesday. Weekly homework will include: spellings, times tables, Maths and English. 

Spellings 

Spellings will be sent out weekly on a Friday and should be learnt for the test the following week. 

Times Tables

In year 2,  your child will be able to access Times Table Rockstars for additional support with their mental recall. Your child has been provided with a username and password so they can access this at home. We encourage your child to complete the challenges alongside weekly homework. Times tables will also be tested weekly.

PE

Our P.E. days:

Pangolin Class:
 Wednesday and Thursday

Okapi Class:
Monday and Wednesday

Please ensure that your child brings their P.E. kit in their bag. This can be left in school on their peg.

Our P.E. kit is:

A T-shirt (red if possible), a pair of shorts or leggings and a pair of school pumps or trainers.

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Indoor Shoes 

Indoor shoes are more important than ever in this wet weather - the children wear the shoes they come to school in when outside and their indoor footwear (pumps, slippers, other shoes or something else!) when around school. This protects carpets and gives their feet a chance to dry if their shoes are wet.

Water Bottle

A water bottle - having a drink when thirsty is vital for health and learning, whatever the time of year.

Healthy School 

Please remember that we are a HEALTHY SCHOOL and therefore children should not be brining in unhealthy snacks such as chocolate, cake or sweets even for birthday treats. Only healthy treats thank you (without nuts).

Here is the Maths guidance for ways of calculating in Year 2:

Subtraction Y2 BlenheimMultiplication Y2 BlenheimDivision Y2 Blenheim