Welcome to Year 2L- Miss Little
Hello everyone and welcome to Year 2L!
My name is Miss Little and it is a pleasure to be moving into Year 2 from Nursery this year . This is my 6th year as a teacher and I have loved my journey so far, helping children to grow and be the best version of themselves. I am a huge Newcastle United supporter and I love walking along the beach at home with my partner. I can't wait for an exciting year with you all!
Mrs McDonald works with us too. She has been working at Catchgate Primary since September 1990 and has taught in every year group but year 2 is her favourite! At home she likes to go for long walks on the beach and along the riverside and she loves reading
Year 2 Timetable- please clink on the link below to see our class timetable.
In Year 2 we will:
- Always give 100% with everything that we do
- Look after all of our belongings and keep things tidy
- Return reading books and spelling books daily
- Read as often as possible at home
- Have a PE kit in school at all times
- Bring swimming kit each week
- Arrive ready for forest school every Wednesday morning
- Be kind, have courage and be true.
Year 2 PE, swimming and Forest School
We would like to remind you to put names in all of your children's clothes and they are allowed a water bottle in class, this should also have a name on. Below you will find PE and Forest School information and it is very important that you child is prepared for the sessions each week. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need some support with any uniform.
P.E is on a Friday afternoon.
Please ensure you child has kit in school which include- Red t-shirt, black shorts and plimsoles. PE kits will be returned home at the end of each half term and should come back into school in time for the first PE session of the half term.
Forest School is on a Wednesday morning.
Please send your child to school with suitable clothing that you don't mind getting wet and muddy. This should include sturdy shoes, boots or wellies, a warm coat, warm trousers and jumper. In the winter months please send in spare socks, hat, gloves and a scarf, it can get very chilly!
Children will need to bring school shoes whenever they wear wellies or other footwear to school.
You will need to pack your child's uniform for them to change into after Forest School.
Swimming happens on a Monday morning.
Please send your child into school as normal, our session starts at 9:30am.
Homework - In Year 2 homework for all subjects is based on a points system. Each term children will have a period of ten weeks to complete tasks on the homework sheet. They will earn points for each task with an aim to score 100 points by the end of the ten week period. Homework will be shared here, on the website, on OneNote and a paper copy can be sent home if required. Homework can be returned for marking via OneNote or in paper form- please chat to me if you would like a paper copy or you would like some support with OneNote.
Spellings - All children in Year 2 will be given weekly spellings based on the spelling rules taught in class that particular week. These will be shared in a spelling book that children must return to school every Friday in order for new spellings to be given out the following Monday. Children will take part in a spelling quiz each Friday. Correct spellings will be marked with a green dot in their spelling book so parents know which spellings to continue practising at home.
Click here to view your Autumn homework tasks!
Rights Respecting Schools Award
Our school has a continued commitment to helping children learn about and understand their rights. Here are the individual rights we will be exploring across the school linking to our weekly themes in the Autumn term. Please ask your children about these articles and speak with them about how they impact them at home too.
Whole School Theme
Article of the Week
Our Fragile World
Article 4 – making rights real
Keeping safe - online
Article 17 – access to information and media
Staying healthy - eating
Article 3 – best interests of the child
Educate and Celebrate
Article 2 – no discrimination
Black History Month
Article 41 – best law for children applies
Black History Month
Article 31 – rest, play, culture, arts
Article 6 – life, survival and development
Staying Healthy – wellbeing and mental health
Article 26 – social and economic help
Looking after the environment
Article 8 - identity
Article 13 – sharing thoughts freely
Keeping healthy – sport
Article 19 – protection from violence
National Tree Week
Article 5 – family guidance as children develop
Our Fragile World
Article 27 – food, clothing, a safe home
Article 14 – freedom of thought and religion
Article 29 – aims of education
Throughout the year pictures will be uploaded to this page to celebrate all achievements and document some of the lovely things we get up to! Please keep checking to see the fun, laughter and learning that we get up to in year 2!
Auditions for our Christmas play! 🎄
We had an amazing time auditioning for our upcoming play- The Landlord's Cat! Everyone had a line to learn and we had time to rehearse these lines in small groups. We had to have confidence, composure and think carefully about how to best portray a dramatic performance! 🎭 All of Y2L are so excited to be part of the play that will happen in December, now Miss Little has the tricky job of picking the parts! 😱
Autumn 2- Light up the World WOW! 💡🌎
At the beginning of the half term year 2 had a great time at our Diwali dancing workshop! The pupils loved listening to different Indian music and watching different dance moves to copy and perform their own Diwali dances! One of our favourite moves was 'The Eagle'! Everyone gave 100% effort to express themselves for the Festival of Light and our performances were great! A super start to our half term! ⭐️
A time capsule from 1922 💭🤔
Year 2 couldn't believe their eyes when they entered the classroom to a basket of artefacts from 1922! A time capsule had been burried in 1922 and left for us to open 100 years later in 2022! Olive, a young girl who lived in Catchgate 100 years ago filled the time capsule with a letter to explain that she wanted us to know what things used to be like when she lived here. She left photographs and paintings of Durham Cathedral, trains and cars from 1922 and it has been fascinating to discuss how much has changed since the capsule was burried.
Our job is to create time capsule to burry for children to dig up in another 100 years and year 2 can't wait to get started on the task of collecting and making pieces to put into the capsule! 🤩
Contact Miss Little
If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch here and I'll get back to you.