Welcome back to busy Autumn Term 2 from Mrs Bagnall and Mrs Morris, your class teachers in Onyx class.  Mrs Bagnall teaches on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Mrs Morris teaches on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.  Mrs Wilmshurst will be our teaching assistant working alongside the children in class, helping them with their activities and learning.

Our topic for the Autumn 2 is ‘Am I a solid, liquid or a gas?’ and we have a lot of exciting learning and activities to look forward to. It is also the term that leads to Christmas; the year 2 children will be busy rehearsing for the Christmas Nativity and the whole class will enjoy lots of festive crafts and learning!

There is a link to our curriculum map and topic overview on this page.

PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child has a change of t-shirt, shorts (joggers can be worn during chillier weather) and suitable PE shoes (daps). T-shirts should be white and shorts should be black. All items of your child’s school uniform and PE kit should be clearly named.

Below is some guidance which will support you and your child in making good progress throughout the year:

· Asking them about what they have learned about in school that day.

· Discussing the topics that are being covered together.

· Reading about the topics at home.

· Visiting the library to find out more about the topics for the term.

· Bringing anything relevant into school to share with the class if your child would like to.

· Practising spellings (see list below)

· Learning times tables and helping with your child’s maths target.

All children should be reading at home DAILY and bringing their reading records to school every day to change their books. Please sign your child’s reading record each time they read at home.

The children can change their reading books by popping them into the reading book box in the mornings. Feel free to talk to us or write a message in your child’s reading record if you feel their reading book is too easy or too challenging. Thank you for your continued support. Please do pop in to see us if you have any questions regarding your child’s progress or wellbeing.

Chatter Topics

What is a solid, liquid and gas?

Where could you find a solid, a liquid or a gas?

How are these states of matter different?

How could you sort these materials based on their properties? How are they the same, how are they different?

How do materials change when they are heated or cooled?

What types of rock are there?

How are fossils formed?

Extra-Curricular Activities

Look at objects around your home- are they a solid, liquid or gas?

How could you sort these objects?

Freeze some water- what happens to it when its in the freezer? What happens when you take it out of the freezer? What happens when you boil water? (Make sure you do this with an adult).

Research the different types of rock and what they are used for.

To find out more about what your child will be learning, please download the Topic Web and overview documents below.

Autumn Term 2

Autumn Term 1

Websites to support your learning…

Below is a link to the NSPCC website. This is not only a good website for information but also some super activities and games for children.