Westmere Primary School

Italy

We are a fantastic Year 2 class. Our teacher is Miss Symonds and our fabulous teaching assistant is Miss Missin.

Our PE days are Thursday and Friday so please make sure children come to school wearing their blue school hoodie and PE kit. Long hair must be tied back and all jewellery, including earrings, must be removed.

Reading is extremely important in year 2 so please listen to your child read as often as you can! Children will bring home either a school reading book and a book of their choice from the library or two RWI books. They will also bring home their reading record. If they read at home please sign in their reading record. Every time your child reads at home they will receive a raffle ticket for our end of term raffle. Children that read 3 times or more each week will also get extra play time on a Friday afternoon.

Homework – children are to choose a reading and maths activity from their homework books each week. These will be updated every term. Children will also have spellings each week. Each new topic, we will send a topic project for children to complete over the term. You will then be invited in to our topic homework display for children to share all their hard work with you.

This term our topic is: Castles

We cannot wait to start exploring castles around the UK. We will be looking at where castles were built and why they were built there.

How were castles protected from enemies? What jobs did people have inside a castle? Our exciting trip to Lincoln castle will help us explore what life was like inside a castle.

How does a drawbridge work? We will be evaluating, designing and making our own drawbridge mechanisms.

Our Topic Homework Showcase is on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 2:45pm, where we invite you in to see all of the wonderful things that we have been doing in our topic this term. We hope to see you there!