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Meet the Year Two Team

 

Hi I’m MMrs Bevanrs Bevan and I am going to be your teacher in 2A. Lots of you already know me really well and I am excited to have moved up with you! I only work 3 days a week now as I look after my granddaughter on Thursday and Fridays.

 

In my spare time (when I have some!) I like to play darts and have set up a Newport Ladies League. I always wanted to be a teacher so I went to a Teacher Training College in Swansea straight after school. It was such a long time ago! If I wasn’t a teacher I think I would have liked to join the Police Force.

 

Hi! I’m Mrs Pearce and I am the class teacher for 2B and I am looking forward to all the exciting things that we have got planned this year! In my spare time I like to keep myself busy and spend time with my family. I like keeping fit and healthy by walking, running and singing in a choir. When I have a chance to relax I spend time painting or doing arts and crafts with my two daughters. My favourite place to go on holiday is Florida and my family are huge Disney fans! I have always wanted to be a teacher so I went to University straight after school to start my career in teaching. However if I wasn’t a teacher I think that I would like to write and illustrate children’s books or at least something creative that involved my musical interests!

 

 

What will we be learning throughout the year?  

Our journey in the Autumn Term will take us on an adventure through the Human Body. We will be discovering all sorts of fascinating facts about ourselves from our brains to our toes! We will be thinking about how to keep ourselves fit and healthy and using our senses to explore our world! We are looking forward to developing our first aid and life skills through role play and drama activities. 

                                       

 

Our topic for Spring Term will be ‘Explorers of the Earth’ where we will find out all about another place! We can’t wait to see where we are going! 

                                                   

 

Our topic for Summer Term will be ‘Blast Off!’ when we will be travelling to Space to find out all about the Planets. We will be thinking about what it is like to be an astronaut and carrying out some interesting experiments of our own!

 

Books we will be reading this term

 

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How can you help at home?

 

There are plenty of opportunities and experiences that you can do with your child at home to support the learning we are doing in school. 

 

During our ‘Human Body’ topic you might like to discuss ways you can keep fit and healthy at home. Why not explore your local area and go for a walk or jog at Tredegar House. Why not try cooking some healthy meals with your children and make your own recipe book! You may even discover the next Jamie Oliver! I wonder if any of our families have exciting jobs which involve caring for people or helping us when we are sick. We’d love to hear all about your work! Why not share some photos or send us an email to tell us all about your job! 

 

Why not join us on our ‘Explorers’ topic and travel to far away places. Why not use ‘Google Maps’ to explore different places and identify places of interest.  Have a look at an Atlas and find out where we live. Why not make a list of places you’d love to visit! 

 

Our Space topic is one of the most exciting topics of the year as there are so many fascinating facts to learn about. Why not spend some time exploring the night sky. See if you can identify any of the most famous star constellations  or planets or investigate when the next sighting of the International Space station or meteorite shower is. Why not visit the NASA website and explore what life is like for an astronaut or inspire yourself to make your very own space rocket at home! 

 

Please encourage your children to log into Mathletics and Oxford Reading Buddy independently so they can become familiar with using a username and password. You could also talk about the importance of being safe online and following the same rules that we use in school such as not sharing information online and appropriate online behaviour. There are a number of good resources and websites that can help you to talk to your child about online safety. 

 

Hwb provides access to a range of creative tools that allow the children to animate, code, draw pictures and develop their creative skills. You can also find a wealth of information about their learning and even about the new curriculum in Wales. 

 

Please visit the ‘Connect’ page on our website to discover more exciting activities that you can do at home. You may even see a few familiar faces!

P.E days

                   

Each week we will have P.E sessions which will help us to learn about how to keep fit and healthy. We will develop our skills of balance and coordination, as well as other activities such as ball skills and rules of different games. Our P.E sessions are on Thursday. Please remove all jewellery. 

 

Communication at this time ...

With the current situation, it is a little tricky to talk to us at the start or end of the school day. If you would like to chat to us, we kindly ask that you contact the school office on 01633 817161 or via email at tredegarpark.primary@newport.gov.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

You can follow us on our Twitter page - @TredegarParkPS

Suggested Websites*

Education Games - Various games and activities for Literacy & Mathematical Development

Topmarks - A fantastic range of games for Literacy & Mathematical Development

Oxford Owl - An award-winning website to help support children’s learning. They have a fantastic selection of free ebooks (Select 'My Class Login'. My Class Name & My Class Password are both TPP1)

Purple mash - A great site with a range of activities including maths games and creative tools.

 

*Please note these links lead to external websites & we are not responsible for the content of these pages. 

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