Welcome to Year Two!
Croeso i Blwyddyn Dau!
Teachers: Miss Kent and Mrs Burnett
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Brown, Miss Watts and Miss Murphy
We would like the children to prepare a presentation to be shared with the class on a Welsh castle of their choice. This is on a castle of their choice. A Welsh castle would be lovely, but we are happy with whichever castle you choose.
The above image is of Caerphilly Castle.
The children should have at least one image to work from, this can be a drawing, a photo or a digital image. They should be able to say why they have chosen that castle and then explain a little about the features the castle has. We have learnt about battlements, arrow loops, drawbridges, moats, portcullis, baileys and keeps, amongst other things, just to give you an idea.
The children will give their presentations to the class during the first week back. They should be a maximum of 2 minutes long and can be in any form you wish, including Google Slides, PowerPoints, Word documents, or hand drawn and written. The skills we are looking at in particular with this task are oracy, speaking clearly and loudly. Thank you in anticipation of your help with this task.
Games and PE is on a Thursday for 2B and Thursday and Friday for 2K. So please can all children come to school prepared for this in their Games kit, suitable for cold weather and ensure trainers are worn.
At the current time homework for Year 2 will consist of weekly spellings and daily reading. We will add numeracy tasks as and when required and project based work will be given at different points throughout the year, with plenty of notice.
We have added a small task on Seesaw for the children to practice using the Seesaw tools. We would like all children to have a go at this activity and submit it through Seesaw. Thank you. More blended learning tasks will be set as we go along.
Our weekly spelling test is on a Friday. New spellings will be posted on Seesaw on Friday ready for the test the following week.
All children will have received a reading book and reading record book to record what they have read. Please feel free to use this record book as much or as little as you like. A general comment with the date is fine, noting tricky words, asking questions for the children to answer... all of these are great ways of supporting your children with their reading. Please read each day with your child as this will be key to increasing their confidence and their understanding, as well as their general reading ability.
Please return the book along with the home reading record book on the day stated inside or on the front cover of the record book.
Over the next few weeks we will be ensuring the children can log onto their Giglets site and access all the lovely books available to them. The children will be given their log ins and will be encouraged to access this resource as often as possible.