A warm welcome from your Year 2 team, Mrs Woodward, Mrs Baker and Mrs Langford (on Thursdays) and thank you for visiting our class page.
The classroom environment is created together by the children and the Year 2 teaching team. We believe and aim for every child to stay safe, be happy and learning to their full potential. To support this value, we are all kind, respectful and are encouraging to each other. We listen actively when somebody else is talking. We always try our best. We are all responsible for keeping our classroom and school clean and tidy.
Please try to read with your child at least three times a week and record it in their reading record book. This can be the school banded book or a book from home. It is important to check that, as well as becoming more fluent, the children understand what they are reading, especially as they begin to read longer and more complex books. This can be done by discussing the book afterwards, or during reading. Talk about the characters, setting or main events. Encourage children to develop empathy by focusing on characters' emotions and motivations. We have given a bookmark of some question stems you may wish to use with your child.
It is important that your child has their reading record in school every day so that adults within school can also record in them. Mrs Woodward will collect and record the times read each week. Children who show great improvement or hit the highest number of reads receive a reading certificate to share with their families.
We encourage a love for reading and aim for our children to be lifelong readers. The children are encouraged to read and enjoy the books in our book area within the school day. Children are welcome to bring their own reading book from home as long as it is of an appropriate level for them to read and enjoy independently. Children will be able to change their reading books to take home each morning during our morning task. Please encourage your child to do this independently.
Spellings will be sent home each half term and will focus on the spelling rules/patterns investigated and taught during our phonics sessions. We will be testing on a Friday.
Spellings are best worked on little and often: 5 or 10 minutes every day is more beneficial than one long session. It is also very helpful if you can encourage your child to apply the spellings in context by writing a few sentences using these words and, of course, using new or unfamiliar words in conversation.
Home learning Logs
Please hand in homework logs on a Wednesday where they will be marked, discussed with the child and given back home on a Friday. At the beginning of each topic you will be given a knowledge organiser which will have key facts and vocabulary to help with the any home earning activities and learning within school. You will also be given a home learning catalogue of activities to complete at home. They are created by the Key Stage 1 team to cover different areas of the curriculum in a fun and engaging way.
Our Topic Titles
Autumn Term: Why do animals live in different habitats?
Spring Term: Was the Great Fire of London really great?
Summer Term: Can you make a difference to save our world?
We have a daily Maths Meeting which is a ten to fifteen minute meeting which focuses on consolidating key learning.
The children are encouraged to share maths learning at home through the Maths with Parents website. This site is updated every two weeks by Mrs Woodward and links to teaching covered in class. These fun activities can be share with Mrs Woodward through comments or photos uploaded to the site.
TTrocks stars is a fun away for children consolidate their times tables. Please encourage your child to log in as a little and often will help children become fluent, children will also be given time in class weekly. In Year 2 we will be focusing on our two, ten, five and three times tables.
PE is preferably on a Monday and Thursday but can at times through the year change.
Outdoor kit: t-shirt, dark shorts or jogging bottoms, a hoody if it's chilly and socks and trainers.
Indoor kit: t-shirt and dark shorts.
Please let us know if your child is unable to take part in PE by catching us in the morning, calling the school office or sending in a note. Please ensure no earrings or other jewellery are worn on these days. Thanks.