Main Road, Crick, Northampton, NN6 7TU

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Welcome to Year 2 

AUTUMN TERM 2021

Street Detectives

We are going to be studying the history of Northampton this term by looking at the famous boot and shoe industry.

We will find out about life in the past and how it is different to life now.  

  • Why is Northampton well known for making shoes? 
  • What do we call someone who makes shoes? 
  • Who has come to Northampton for their shoes? 
  • Why is Northampton well known for making shoes?  
  • Which shoes come from Northampton? 
  • How have shoes changed over the years? 
  • What were the factories like  in the past?  
  • What were all the different jobs for making shoes? 

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Year 2 Team

Teachers: Mr Garfield

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Fisher

Important information:

  • Reading books will be changed at any point in the week. The children can change their own books. They will write down the name of their book in their reading record each week
  • Please continue to write in your child's reading record and to ask your child to read out loud.  
  • PE will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. Your child needs to come dressed in their outdoor PE Kit as some PE will be outdoors. 
  • Homework from the 'menu' is due as and when children have completed a piece. All homework is marked by the class teacher and a sticker / house point is given. 
  • Your child can bring a healthy snack in for morning break and there is fruit available in the class too. 
  • We actively encourage the children to drink water and your child needs a named water bottle in school every day. Their bottle is kept on their desk each day. 
  • Lots of the children have milk. You can contact Cool Milk to set this up. 
  • Your child washes their hands at regular set times. We remind children to wash their hands for 20 seconds. 

Please click here for some reading question prompts to help question your child as they read to you and you read to them. As your child is now in Year 2, they need to be able to discuss a text and answer questions about it. Our new bookmarks are a hit so please keep ticking when your child reads! Every book really does make a difference to your child's confidence across all subjects. 

Check our our wonderful Daily Mile track! Next time you go out for a walk, you might see us showing determination and resilience! 

We are enjoying the challenge of Year 2 Guided Reading! Here we are reading in our classroom and fabulous outdoor area. We have a shared reading lesson every Monday and learn a new skill. We then apply that skill in our small groups throughout the week. When we aren't reading with an adult, we enjoy our 'learn something new' session with the library books and our 'cosy up in the book corner' time. We have just started using the iPads to read online too which is great fun! 

We also have a class book that we enjoy together. You will find out more about that in our school newsletter.  

We love finding out what your child reads at home so please keep writing in your child's reading diary or encourage them to write in it. 

 A note to parents / carers,

We will make every effort to put photographs of the class on Twitter and on here so that you can see what your child is getting up to and as soon as we can welcome you back into the class then we will.

We always respond to emails or can organise a time to chat on the phone if you have any queries or concerns. 

Mr Garfield