Welcome to 2HP

Welcome to our class page!

Working in 2HP this year are Mrs Hughes, Mrs Austin-Peregrine and Mrs Cauchi.  We are really enjoying working with the children and are so excited about the year ahead!

This year the teaching will be shared. Monday morning and all day Tuesday and Wednesday Mrs Hughes will be teaching and on Monday afternoon and all day on Thursday and Friday Mrs Austin-Peregrine will be teaching.

PE:

PE will be on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and the children will need their PE kit to be in school everyday please. Please make sure your child also has a coloured t-shirt, according to their house team colour and warmer clothes, eg. tracksuit for going outside.

READING:

Please listen to your child read every night and record this in their reading record.  Similar to last year, the reading books will be changed a couple of times a week, once it is finished. If your child’s book isn’t changed, please encourage them to re-read the book again to develop their confidence, fluency and comprehension skills.  It would really help us if you could write down when the book is finished too so we know when to change it.  A new reading challenge has been introduced to the children this year, “Read, Bead, Succeed”. Please help them to succeed in their reading by encouraging your children to read regularly at home.

Please make sure your children come to school with their book bag and reading record/book each day so we can listen to them read in school too.

If you would like to ask any questions or see any of us, then please do not hesitate to make an appointment after school.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Hughes and Mrs Austin-Peregrine

English – Writing

The children are looking at a range of information texts, including posters and leaflets. They will use their learning to create their own information leaflets and posters to inform the local community about how to be healthy. When you are out and about, shopping or visiting places such as doctors, dentists, gyms and libraries, can you please point out any posters and leaflets available in the waiting rooms and discuss what they are informing the reader about. You could even bring one into school to share with us!

Autumn 2 – Lessons in Life:

This half term we will be learning about the basic needs of humans and animals, right through from babies to adults. Exploring how to stay healthy, eating a balanced diet and exercising to make our bodies and minds feel better. We will also discuss how our bodies change as we grow, our body parts and how we can look after our mental and physical health. Did you know that sleep is one of the most important things our bodies need, it helps us to grow, heal when we are ill and also to give us energy for the following day?

Autumn 1

Are you a Born Survivor?

During this half term in Year 2 we will be  learning all about famous explorers past and present. The children will pretend to be Robert Falcon Scott in the Antarctic, learn songs about Neil Armstrong and visit the local woods to explore just like an explorer.  They will learn about Christopher Columbus and Ellen McCarthy, test the strength of their own ships and even race them too.  We will have the chance to make some vehicles suitable for exploring, as well as finding out how to survive in certain countries and environments.

Your children may’ve come home singing this very catchy tune, here is the link to allow them to access it at home!

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