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 a school reading book, a book of their choice from the library and their reading record. If they read at home please sign in their reading record so their books can be changed. 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 5 spellings each week and an activity to practise these. 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 Bright Lights, Big City!

‘Put on your best outfit because you’re invited to have tea with the Queen! Use your best manners and comb your hair, as one will not be assumed if you don’t! What do you know about England’s capital city? Let’s find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks. Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end? Create a model of the bakery on Pudding Lane… then burn it to the ground to recreate the Great Fire. Stand well back and watch how the flames spread. London’s burning! London’s burning! Fire, fire! Fire, fire! Hang on, there’s someone new in town! Plan a tour for Marley the meerkat making sure that he takes in all the sights and sounds on London before he finally meets his family at London Zoo. Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and … enjoy the ride!’

Our Topic Homework Showcase is on Thursday 17th October 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!