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Year 2 Powerpoint presentation

Welcome to Mars Class!




The adults that work in this class are Mrs Deane (Monday -Thursday), Mrs Akers (Friday) and our HLTA is Mrs Hamblin.



Our PE days this term will be a Thursday and Friday.

Please ensure you have full PE kits in school, both for outdoor and indoor PE.  Long hair needs to be tied back and earring studs must be covered with tape, or removed on PE days.  The latter is preferable to avoid hair tangles in the classroom.


On a Friday, children will be given spellings to learn in an orange Spellings Book which they are expected to practice at home in the front of the book, writing each word in a sentence to show they understand the context in which to use it.  These will be tested each Thursday in the back of the book so that the results can be shared at home.


There is a document on this page that will provide support with a range of strategies that could be used at home to help with spellings.


Maths homework is given out on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Wednesday.  Please ask us if you have any questions or concerns regarding this – we are happy to help.


Mrs Deane , Mrs Akers and Mrs Hamblin





Our learning experience this half term is called On Display.


Rationale:  This learning experience will enable the children to develop their understanding of the History of Art and in particular the life of Vincent Van Gogh. They will be introduced to the work of artists from the Renaissance movement at the start of the 15th Century to the late 20th Century and will begin to understand the differences in styles of art. The children will be introduced to the different artists through the fun and imaginative series of children’s book by James Mayhew.


Hook:  On Monday 9th September, the children will be taking part in an art day which will challenge their skills of measurement as they create the pieces for a 3D frame that will enhance their finished artwork.  There will be a range of art and design activities across the day to develop their understanding of art.


Outcome:  In the final week of term, we will host a gallery in the school hall to show case all of the fantastic learning this half-term. There will be the opportunity to see the children’s art, as well as share a James Mayhew story with your child.

Diary date: Wednesday 23rd October, 2:30pm


Take home task:

Research the works of either Pablo Picasso or Claude Monet and present the information as a poster with facts.

Please bring in your completed task by Monday 14th October


How you can support your child at home:

  • Reading every day – a vital part of our partnership!  Please make sure you sign their Reading Record!
  • Talk about what they are learning at school
  • Helping them to learn their x2, x5, x10 multiplication facts
  • Completing weekly Maths homework
  • Working together to complete half-termly take home tasks

Support your child with spellings as suggested on the accompanying spellings letter

Methods to support spellings at home

Holiday Club October Half Term - 8.30 am until 5.30 pm, spaces still available.