A warm welcome to Year 2’s class page!
We are proud to be named after one of Wales’ most beautiful mountains, located in the south of the Snowdonia National Park. Its name is one that is steeped in folklore and means Idris’ Chair. The giant, Idris, lived in peace and harmony with nature on the mountain until another giant claimed the mountain for himself. In the battle that followed, Idris took the mountain back and continued to protect the wildlife and beauty of the mountain.
As well as seat, ‘cadair’ also means fort or stronghold. It is also said that those who sleep on the mountain will either wake to be great story-teller and poets, or mad! I aim that Year 2 will be the former by the end of an exciting year.
To the right of this page, you’ll find some general information about our class; please visit our page regularly for the most up-to-date news about our learning.
This term, our theme “Air” is the starting point for our learning across the connected curriculum. We’re going to be going “Up, Up and Away!” and travelling the world through the topic of transport. We will also to explore new and imaginary worlds through our new class book ‘The Enchanted Wood’. What a classic!
The children really enjoy reading along, so everyone is welcome to bring in their own copy from home. All I ask is that, for anyone reading the story for the first time, please don’t read ahead as we enjoy the reveal of the text together. For those who have read the story independently… please keep the story to yourselves and no spoilers!!!
Please find the link to our home learning challenge to the right of this page. It is really important that all the children read daily at home, practise their spellings (again, their spelling lists are to the right of this page) and they need to become fluent in the rapid recall of the 2x, 5x and 10x tables. There are also links to Times Tables Rockstars and Reading Eggs. All the children in the class have login details, so please let me know if your child hasn’t got their copy for enjoying these programs at home.
Unbelievably, we are fast approaching the end of the academic year and our lovely year 2s will soon be juniors! Please continue to encourage your child’s personal organisation and independence by giving them the responsibility to come in by themselves; there’s very little we can’t put right if they accidentally leave a water bottle or book behind, and it teaches them resilience and important organisational skills. You can, of course, see me in the morning or after school if you need to keep me in touch with anything relating to your child or, with independence in mind, pop in to the school office and leave me a message. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!