Welcome to Year 2
2WH - Ellie Simmonds class
As you may already know, every class at Hillcrest has been renamed this year, after an inspirational person. Ellie Simmonds fits the bill perfectly. She is a para-Olympic swimmer who has achieved significant success during her career and is a role model to us all. She is a true example of our four elements: Resilience, Partnerships, Excellence and Innovation. We will be learning about her throughout the term.
2KL - Wright Brothers class
Why the Wright Brothers?
The Wright Brothers invented the first motorised aeroplane and are also great examples of our four elements, particularly resilience. We will learn why throughout the year and be flying high just like the brothers!
Ellie Simmonds class
Your class teachers this year are Mrs Willis and Mrs Howells. Mrs Howells can't wait to work with you again this year and Mrs Willis is super excited to get to know you all!
Our teaching assistants are Miss Young and Miss Wyatt, both of whom are super stars.
Wright Brothers Class
Your class teacher is Mrs Lamb. She loves teaching Year Two and is very excited about all the wonderful learning we will do this year.
Your teaching assistants will be Miss Young and Miss Wyatt.
Here’s to a fabulous year!
The Year Two Team
Term 1 Letter
Dear Parents and Carers
A warm welcome to Year 2. We are looking forward to working with your wonderful children this year.
Our two focuses for our enquiries for this term are; ‘What could my classroom be made of?’ and ‘Why did London burn?’ Our Science focus will be all about materials and their suitability for different uses and our History focus is about a significant event in the past.
As Authors, we will be building upon what the children have been learning in Year 1. This will include working on sentence structure, correct use of full stops and capital letters. We will use ‘talk for writing’ to enable the children to discuss their design for a new classroom in the playground, linked to their enquiry. The children will also work on building a sequence of structured sentences which will lead onto writing a warning tale based on their learning about the Great Fire of London. We will also practice handwriting, phonics and spelling, daily.
We will be working on our reading skills encouraging children to think deeper about what they are reading through questioning about the text. Over the next few weeks, we will be assessing the children’s phonics and will provide them with reading books appropriate to their level. Please ensure children bring in their book bags daily. When you read with your children out of school, please remember to question them about their understanding of the text and ask them to retell the story.
We will be securing our knowledge of place value and exploring addition and subtraction. For example, we will be recognising and using the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.
This term we will be having PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Wednesday session is taught by Future Stars. Please ensure the children are prepared for indoor and outdoor PE on these days, making sure names are on all pieces of clothing.
The children will enjoy lessons from our resident art teacher, Ms Sharples, once a week.
If you ever need to speak to us about anything we are always happy to talk to you. Do not hesitate to contact us through the school office and do please look at Seesaw for notifications.
Here’s to a great term.
Natalie Wyatt and Sky Young (Teaching Assistants)