Year 2 – Hummingbird

Mrs. Miller, Mr. Robinson and I are very pleased with the way the children have arrived back at school well rested and ready to start the new academic year. We began the year by forming our class rules, learning about Hummingbirds and what makes them so unique.

This term our main topic is ‘FIRE’. Through this topic we will be covering History, Art, fiction and non-fiction writing in English. In Science we will be looking at changing materials, investigating materials and their properties and will be linking this to the Great Fire of London. Year 2 will be visited by the local fire station later in the term. In Mathematics place value concepts will be secured.

In our PE lessons, we are very lucky to have a coach from Fulham football club coming into school on Thursday and Friday each week. Please ensure that the children have the correct kit in school for both PE lessons (for outdoor PE we would recommend tracksuit bottoms, trainers and a change of socks as the weather becomes colder)

Homework

  • Please read with your children regularly. Many of the children in Year 2 are able readers but frequent practice and discussion of books will help them with their comprehension. This is a key skill to help children in Year 2 and to ensure the children move forward in their learning.

  • The children will be receiving spelling homework every Wednesday to practice at home for a spelling test on the following Tuesday. Along with spellings they will receive at least one piece of additional homework, either writing or Maths based.

The children will be sent home with a homework folder and spelling book. Every Wednesday they will receive 

  • either Maths or English homework. Please ensure that you read through the task with your child before Friday so that we can explain anything they don’t understand before the weekend. The homework is collected in on Tuesday.

We are thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to teach such a lovely set of children. Hummingbird Class are working hard to settle into the new classroom and are excited about the new topics we will be learning about through our creative approach.  Please make sure children come to school every day and are on time. Your cooperation is highly appreciated. 

Mrs Lone