Welcome to Year 2!
ACCESSING REMOTE LEARNING FOR YEAR 2
We would like to welcome you all back to Blenheim Primary School. It has been wonderful to have the children back in class and we have been thoroughly enjoying getting to know each and every one of them. 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.
Even despite the strange times we find ourselves in, We are thrilled with how well the children have already settled into being back at school. They are quickly getting used to the new rules and routines and are settling back into showing their amazing attitudes to learning with enthusiasm.
Thank you for all your ongoing support and we look forward to working with you this year.
Miss O'Garo and Miss Emerson
Nicola Adams Class (2AO)
Miss O'Garo (KS1 Assistant Head)
Mary Seacole Class (2SE)
The names of our classes this year are named after inspirational people.
In Year 2, we are:
Mary Seacole ClassMary Seacole lived more than 150 years ago and had an adventurous life travelling across many lands to run businesses and help people in need. She went to a battlefield to help soldiers. She looked after them in her ‘hotel’. This wasn't like a hotel you would stay in on your holidays. It was just a hut made from metal. She was brave and very determined. When Mary Seacole died in 1881, her story was forgotten. But today, Mary Seacole is very well known.
Nicola Adams Class
Nicola Adams OBE is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2017 to 2019. She retired with an undefeated record and held the WBO female flyweight title in 2019. As an amateur, she became the first female boxer to become an Olympic champion after winning gold at London 2012, and the first double Olympic champion following a second gold medal at Rio 2016, both in the flyweight division.
Homework, Reading & 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. In order to limit the number of times a book travels to different homes, we will be sending 2 books out at a time, once a week. 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 Wednesday and should be learnt for the test the following week.
Our Curriculum 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
Mary Seacole Class and Nicola Adams Class PE KIT WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY
Please make sure your child has their PE kit with them. This includes plain jogging bottoms or shorts, a plain t-shirt or long sleeved top and trainers or pumps. Many of the PE lessons will be outside and it will be difficult for your child to be warm and comfortable and also move about safely without the proper PE kit.
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.
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: