Dear Year 2!
You are doing so well in class, we are so proud of you all for working hard and trying your best.
At home, if you wish to practise letter formation and number formation, please see on our Topaz Class page for some sheets to practise - lots of you are getting your numbers back to from and so on, not to worry, but a little practise at home may help.
At home, please make sure you are reading every single day. We would like you to take part in the Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed to come your skills brilliantly sharp!
As the weather turns colder - please ensure all items of clothing (gloves, scarves, coats etc) are clearly labelled. Remember a good place to keep gloves is in your own tray in the classroom.
We look forward to yet another fun filled, action packed week in Year 2!
Mrs Chandler and Miss Miah
Week Beginning 7th September 2020:
To the children –
What a fabulous start to the term! You have all done an incredible job this week learning about Mister Gee and the ordinary boy, creating maths shapes, having both PE indoors and outdoors, learning about the world around you and writing about your extraordinary dreams! You have learned so much already.
To the parents/grown ups -
What a week it has been. The children have really settled in and are getting used to us as their teachers. We are both absolutely enjoying teaching your wonderful children. Their beautiful smiles as they enter and leave the classroom is an absolutely wonderful sight to see.
This week, we have been learning all about the ordinary boy and his extraordinary teacher Mr Gee from the following book ‘Once upon an ordinary school day’. They have written amazing character descriptions; they have also been thinking about the wonderful extraordinary dreams that they may have and have been writing about these. It is wonderful to see the enthusiasm on their face when they were busy writing. In maths, this week we have been looking at Jo Boaler Maths and the children have been very intrigued by it, they have created some 3D shape net monsters and insects as you can see from below. These look fantastic and the children really enjoyed making these (below is the wonderful picture).
Next week, we start our very exciting topic called ‘Superheroes’ and we are looking forward to hearing about the children’s superb ideas about superheroes.
Please can we remind parents to only provide your child with a fruit and water as part of their snack.
Reading is extremely important and that is why we would like you to read with your child every night. Reading diaries get taken in everyday and checked every day. This will also link with the whole school reading initiative and will contribute to your child earning a leaf on the whole school reading tree. The adults in school will also write if additional reading has occurred in school on top of their daily reading times.
Homework will be set from either rnext week or the week after, we have run into some teething problems with our server, so we are hoping once this has been sorted we can start giving out/assigning homework – most of this will be online through TT Rockstars, Spelling shed and maths shed.
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Chandler and Miss Miah,
Week Beginning 2nd September 2020
It was absolutely incredible seeing the wonderful smiles of the lovely children in Year 2. The children have settled in really well and have had beaming smiles all week this week. Due to the warm welcome of the incredible team and children Dormansland Primary School, I already feel very much part of the Dormansland Family.
We have enjoyed a range of activities this week whereby we created an ‘all about me’ t shirt, we wrote about our lockdown memories or what we have been up to during the summer holidays. We have been learning about our amazing numbers and have been playing some fantastic games – the children have been absolutely brilliant and so enthusiastic. We explored our emotions through watching the film Inside Out.
The children should now have received their reading diaries with a reading book, if you have any queries regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please do read with your child every day and record it in their reading diaries.
It has been a wonderful first week back at Dormansland Primary School. Mrs Chandler looks forward to teaching the children on Monday.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Miss Miah & Mrs Chandler xx
Hello everyone and welcome to Year 2!
We hope you have somehow managed to have a lovely summer break despite the unfortunate global events. We are so excited to be teaching your children in Year 2 this year. We have been speaking to each other almost every day talking about all of the wonderful children.
A few housekeeping bits to inform you on:
On Mondays and Tuesdays – Mrs Chandler will be in class teaching. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – Miss Miah will be in class teaching. We are lucky to have Mrs Edmead supporting us in class every morning. Mrs Seltzer will be covering Miss Miah’s PPA (planning time) in class on Wednesday morning.
The best way of contacting us is through your child’s reading diaries which we will be checking and signing daily. For less urgent messages – you can email the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form below, who will then pass on the messages to us. We would also usually say ‘please feel free to speak to us at the end of the day’ however due to current guidance this will be unable to happen at this time. If you would like to speak to us, it is possible to arrange a telephone conversation with us through the school office.
Reading with your child is absolutely vital and where possible we do encourage children to read, share a book or listen to a story daily. If you do any type of reading activities, please record this in your child’s reading diary and an adult will sign to say we have checked it and changed the book if requested. This will also link with the whole school reading initiative and will contribute to your child earning a leaf on the whole school reading tree. The adults in school will also write if additional reading has occurred in school on top of their daily reading times.
Homework will be given out in the next few weeks. It will be mainly done online through Spelling Shed, Maths Shed and Times Table Rockstars which you will receive a login for. These will be monitored by us and we will be checking to see who has completed their homework.
Our PE days are on Mondays and Wednesdays so please ensure a full PE kit is in school for these days. Trainers are preferred to plimsolls for outdoor PE and a spare pair of socks is always a good idea! Shorts and jogging bottoms are essential as our aim is to have indoor and outdoor sessions each week. All items must be named. Long hair should be tied back and no earrings to be worn for PE.
Please ensure your child brings in a named water bottle and coat. Children are expected to go out to play all year around. A healthy snack is encouraged for the children during their morning break – no nuts, no chocolate, no cake and no sweets.
Once again – for reassurance, we would like to say your children have been as wonderful as ever and it has been incredible to see their beaming smiles at school every day. They are such a lovely bunch and we are very much looking forward to having them in school with us every day. Please also find attached below the Year 2 welcome letter and our topic web for this half term. We also would like to say thank you for your incredible support and if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please stay safe!!
Miss Miah and Mrs Chandler xx
If you would like to contact Mrs Chandler or Miss Miah, please use the form below. Please note that the response time to this system of contact is three working days.