Hindley Junior & Infant School
Argyle Street, Hindley. WN2 3PN Tel. 01942 255339 Email. enquiries@admin.hindley.wigan.sch.uk

Year 2 - Miss McKeever

 

Who is my child's class teacher?
Miss Mckeever is the Year 2 Class Teacher. Miss Mckerney teaches 3 afternoons a week and Miss Hore is the full-time student teacher. Mr Garry and Mrs Ellison are the Year 2 Learning Support Assistants.


What time does school start and finish?


Classroom doors open at 8:45am prompt (gates to the playground will open at 8:40am and close at 9am). School finishes at 3:15pm (gates will be open from 3:10pm)


When is school closed for holidays?


Please visit the term dates (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/Term%20Dates.html) section of our school website.


What will my child be learning this year?


In Year 2 we strive to do our very best each and every day.
This half term, Year 2 will be focusing their history topic around George Formby, we will be looking at a sequence of set events and putting them into chronological order. We will also be using words like past and present by looking through similarities and differences between periods of time.
In our DT topic we will be experiencing common fruit and vegetables and undertaking sensory activities i.e. appearance taste and smell. We will also be experiencing cutting soft fruits and vegetables using appropriate utensils.
In Year 2, Maths is really important, we will focus on place value of numbers up to 100, as well as looking at our new addition and subtraction strategies for Year 2.
This half term in English, our work will link to our class author Anthony Browne and we will focus all lessons around his wide variety of stories. Our main effort will be writing simple sentences whilst learning our cursive handwriting.
Phonics is continued in Year 2 however, Spellings is introduced and taught through the RWinc Spelling scheme, year group expectation words can be found below.
Please see our long Term Plan below which details each topic across the year.


When does my child have PE?


Tuesday and Wednesday.
On these days, your child should come to school dressed in their PE kit and trainers. Please see the uniform page on our website (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/Uniform.html)


What should my child bring to school each day?


All stationery will be provided by school. Children do not need to bring any pens or pencils into school. Toys are not allowed to be brought into school from home.  
A drinks bottle (with water already in) with their name on. If sunny your child should come to school with sun cream already applied and a sun hat. 
Your child’s Reading Record must be brought into school every day so that it can be stamped and checked. On a Monday your child needs to bring their spelling book into school and it will be returned the same day.


What homework will my child get?


The children are greatly encouraged to read their school reading book at least five times each week at home. Every time you listen to your children read and sign their home diary, they will receive stamp and if they receive 5 stamps they will receive a small prize. All the children who have read 5 times will also have their name placed into a raffle and a winner shall be chosen each week.
Homework will be sent home weekly and this will be based around the key spelling rules and common exception words for Y2. This will be sent home on a Monday and tested the following Monday.


Why is reading so important?


The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading is the bedrock of all learning.
Our class author in Year 2 is Anthony Browne. We will read a variety of his books throughout the year.
For more information about reading please visit our reading page on the school website (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/reading.html)
Please put in here what your expectation regarding reading are


How will I receive updates and messages from school?


Staff are always available at the end of the day to answer any quick questions or queries. Class Dojo is used as the main lines of communication throughout school, so please make sure that all parents/carers have a class dojo account set up and regularly check messages and updates. You can send direct messages to your child's class teacher via class dojo, but please be mindful that staff are teaching, so they will not always been able to message back immediately.


Downloads

Home Learning
Spellings
Long Term Plan
Long Term Plan

 

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