Year 2 2018 - 2019

Miss Dunn

After working in law for ten years I realised that my true passion was teaching, as I had been privileged enough to work as a volunteer teaching English as a second language to young children. Following the successful completion of a Masters in Inclusive Education I then completed my PGCE training at Hull University. My first year of teaching was in a Year 1 class in Hull. In September 2015 I was thrilled to be invited to join the wonderful team at Westminster Primary School. My passion is working with children in the early years of their education and this year I am enjoying teaching our Year 2 class.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time walking, canoeing and gentle bike rides!

My door is always open to parents, so please do not hesitate to pop in.

Miss Smethurst

My name is Miss Smethurst and I am a Teaching Assistant working with Year 2 again this year, I am very excited for the year ahead. I started working at Westminster Primary School in May 2016.  I thoroughly enjoy working at Westminster Primary School. The staff and children make every day enjoyable.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, spending quality time with family, socialising with friends, travelling and baking!

Spring Term 1

Happy New Year to everyone. We have already completed a week of the new term.

This term the topic is Lost in Space.

The children will be learning all about the exploration of space through the decades. 

This week the children had a delivery from a mysterious letter writer and were left a box full of toys with addresses on. The children are busily writing posters and letters in an attempt to reunite the toys with their owners.

The mystery letter writer left a book - Toys in Space by Mini Grey which the children have started to read 

 

 

 

CORE SUBJECTS

ENGLISH: The children will develop their skills in reading, writing, spelling , vocabulary, spoken language, grammar and punctuation. They will have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts. Skills learnt during English will be utilised and enhanced in other curriculum areas. 

It is so important to listen to your child read regularly at home and discuss the books they are reading to improve their fluency and comprehension.

MATHS: The children will be developing their knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas: 

Numbers to 100 and place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division 2 5 & 10 - main focus this term

Length, mass and temperature

Picture graphs

It is extremely important that you support your child in learning mathematical facts and their times as well as division tables. This will improve the speed and accuracy of their daily maths work.

Ask your child about the new times tables Rock Stars

SCIENCE: The children will be exploring the different types of materials They will also be making their own hypothesis.

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FOUNDATION SUBJECTS 

Art  The children will be learning about the artist LS Lowery 

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Design   Designing and making puppets 

Geography: The children will be looking at continents, countries, seas and oceans of the world.

History: Comparing astronauts through the ages 

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PSHE, Citizenship, British Values  and R.E.:  

Music: Singing 

P.E.: Gymnastics

Computing: The children will be learning how to log on and off a computer, print, carry out research on the internet and E-safety. They will also be learning programming skills

 

Reminders

PE will take place on a Monday and Thursday please ensure your child has a full PE kit and suitable shoes.

Reading books should be returned to school everyday - please support you child with their reading at home.

Water bottles - children may bring their own but please water only no juice!

SATs Booster Club

This will run every Monday after school and finish at 4:15pm this is an excellent opportunity for children to receive additional support. 

If you fancy some extra SATS practice use this website to look at some past papers. 

http://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=4

Homework

Maths - Rock Star times tables - their usernames and passwords can be found on the inside of their home reading records.

As well as in the children's homework books you can access their homework grid on our class page.

You will also see the year 2 spelling lists.

Children can access accelerated reading online their usernames and passwords are on the inside of the children's reading records.

Swimming 

Swimming starts on Thursday 28th February and will run for 10 weeks. All children will need a suitable swimming costume and towel. Baggy shorts must not be worn and children should only wear a  piece costume, bikinis are not appropriate for children. Goggles are not permitted unless supported by medical documentation. 

 

 

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Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224
head@westminsterprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

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