Welcome to Year Two

Class Information

Welcome to Birch and Hollies

Come and meet the team! We are a large and dedicated team. The class teachers are: Mrs S Willis – Birch and Miss K Mainwaring – Hollies. LSAs are Mrs L Barber and Mrs A Warren.

 

Class Routines

Please find below information on our class routines.

  • School Uniform

    Please ensure that all uniform is clearly displayed with your child’s name. Missing uniform can be found in the lost property box.

  • PE Kit

    PE kits are to be brought in on Monday and taken home on Friday.

  • Water Bottles

    Water bottles are kept in a box in the classroom and children may drink throughout the day. This is in addition to any drink’s bottle included with a packed lunch. Please ensure this water bottle is clear and contains only water and their name is clearly marked. Water bottles can be purchased from the office.

  • Learning Logs

    Home on Friday and return to school the following Tuesday

Information for Parents

We have provided a list of links which will help you support your child at home.

Curriculum Information

Our Topic – ‘DENS & DANDELIONS

Our Spring  topic is Big Wide World. We will study Brazil as a contrasting locality to Wales, learn all about life in our partner school in Varez Paulista and compare our lives to those of children in Brazil. We will also learn about the Amazon Rainforest and the animals that live within in. We will also be going to Bristol Zoo to met some of these animals.

Literacy

Pupils will be given words to learn weekly in school. These words will be based on familiar word patterns as well as the high frequency words all pupils need to learn before leaving primary school. Pupils who can spell these words will be given more difficult and challenging words which will help to stretch their vocabulary.

All pupils from Year 1 up will take part in daily guided reading sessions which are designed to develop all pupils reading skills. Pupils will be grouped to ensure they are all reading a challenging text.             

Maths

The children will continue with the BIG MATHS programme this year. The weekly CLIC tests will continue in each year group and the children will benefit greatly if you support them by practising for these at home. This programme will mainly be supported with resources from the ABACUS maths scheme.