Welcome to Mr Kowalski's Year 2 Class Page
We hope that you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are now looking forward to all of the exciting learning opportunities that await you, as you begin your journey in year 2.
This term we will be learning all about some famous people and about how we change and grow as humans. We will be studying the artist Kandinksky and will be creating some art work of our own that has been inspired by him.
This term we will be developing our writing skills, through writing recounts and traditional stories. We will be learning some new grammar and practicing weekly spellings. In handwriting, we will be learning to join our letters. In Year 2, it is really important that we focus on handwriting and presentation.
We will use information about our holiday activities to create pictograms and tally charts. We will learn all about place value and will name some 2D and 3D shapes. By the end of the term, the children will have practiced counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Homework will be set each week on a Tuesday ( to be handed in on the following Monday) and will mostly consist of an English or Maths activity lasting no longer than about 20 minutes, in addition to reading, spelling practice and numberwork on most days. Once or twice a term, we will also embrace opportunities to set more creative homework tasks – so get your glue and paint at the ready!
Please read – Every day!
While I would love all children to read daily - what is most important is that children develop a love of reading and choose to read for pleasure, as a school we encourage children to read for 10-20 minutes on most days. We would like pupils to have changed their book at least once per week. Please come and have a chat if you have any questions or would like to know ways to engage your child with reading at home.
We will be learning spellings daily in school with a test once a week on a Friday. These words will be linked to the year 2 spelling patterns as well as the year 2 NC required word lists.
We will have PE once a week on a Tuesday. Please ensure that PE kit is in school at the start of each week and is left at school during the week as it may be needed as last minute opportunities arise.