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.
Miss Cameron and Miss Emmerson.
Tessa Sanderson Class (Y2SC) is taught by -
Tanni Grey-Thompson Class (Y2SE) is taught by -
Mrs Rippin (HLTA) also teaches both Year 2 classes
Our classes this year are named after inspirational athletes.
In Year 2, we are:
Tessa Sanderson class
Tessa Sanderson is a Black British female, made famous for her career in athletics. She was born in Jamaica and moved to the UK when she was 6 years old. Her javelin throwing skills saw her win one gold medal at the Olympics and three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. Tessa was the first British black woman to win an Olympic gold medal and she is still the only British person to win an Olympic gold medal for throwing.
Tanni Grey-Thompson class
Tanni Grey-Thompson, is a Welsh politician, television presenter and former wheelchair racer. Tanni was born with spina bifida and is a wheelchair user. Over her career she won a total of 16 Paralympic medals, including an incredible 11 golds. She also held over 30 world records, and won the London Marathon six times between 1992 and 2002. She is one of the most successful disabled athletes in the UK.
2021 - 2022
You can read about our learning this year here
Our learning in Autumn -
History - Florence NIghtingale and Mary Seacole
Geography - Australia
Science - Habitats
Art - Drawing skills
PSHE - Staying Healthy
PE - Football and Handball
Computing - E Safety
You can read in more detail about our learning in Autumn in our Home school Link document here
Reading, Homework and Spellings
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,
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 will be sent out weekly on a Friday and should be learnt for the test the following week.
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.
Our P.E. days:
Tess Sanderson Class:
Monday and Wednesday
Tanni Grey-Thompson 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.
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.
A water bottle - having a drink when thirsty is vital for health and learning, whatever the time of year.
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: