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Welcome to Year 2 - St Anne Line (2 Line)

Class Teacher – Mrs Hill & Mrs Bosher

Teaching Assistant – Mrs Maggs

Links to useful documents

Click Here for the Start of term letter from Mrs Hill & Mrs Bosher

Click Here for the Y2 Curriculum Map

Click Here for the Y2 Timetable

Y1 & Y2 Trip to Milestones

Y1 & Y2 Milestones Trip

Last Tuesday, in blissful sunshine, Year 1 and 2 went on a trip to Milestones museum in Basingstoke to learn about the Victorian times as well as the 1930-50s. After a relaxing coach trip, we arrived and were met by our guides. They let us play, handle and order toys from as long ago as 1850 as well as seeing what Mr Strickland and Mr Lucas played with when they were younger - retro Gameboys! Then another guide taught us how to play games that don't involve any toys. 'Oranges and Lemons' was Dean (Y2)'s favourite and Layla and Lavin (also Y2) loved mastering 'Grandma's Footsteps'. 'All the children agreed you can still have fun without screens!

After lunch, we had an hour of free time to roam around the museum in small groups - looking at a Victorian classroom, a 1930's train station and a sawmill. Tired after a long day on our feet, we got the coach back to school, coming back with much more knowledge about the past than we did at the start!

 

Parent Support

How can you help?

•  Listen to them reading daily.  Talk about the type of text (fiction or non-fiction) and any new vocabulary. With fiction ask questions about the characters, what might happen next, the language used and what they have enjoyed about the story. With non-fiction ask questions about the layout and organisation of the text and what information can be learned. Enjoy visits to the library and listening to story tapes.

•  Practise counting in different steps and from different numbers (ones, twos, fives, tens) and notice the patterns. Begin to learn the times tables (twos, tens, fives).Talk about the numbers you notice around you and what they mean, such as weights on food packaging, times on a train timetable, speed limits, temperatures, and so on.  Play games such as dominoes, snakes and ladders, bingo etc. Explore together money and telling the time.

•  Practise their spellings with them.

•  Talk about what they have learnt and encourage them to continue their learning at home.

•  Help them to become more independent by being able to do up their ties and shoe laces, be responsible for their belongings and enter the classroom on their own after having said good bye to them by the KS1 wooden gate.

•  Try to ensure they get a good night’s sleep.