Welcome to Year 2, Mrs Wilkinson is our Year 2 teacher.
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Year 2 Class Information
**Please note that the below information is our usual school routine. Events are subject to change in-line with COVID-19 policies and updates. We will endeavour to keep you informed of any changes to the school through electronic communication.**
Curriculum Overview – To see what Year 2 will be learning this term please see the document below.
Individual Targets – All children will be given curriculum targets for reading, writing and mathematics.
Reading – It is expected that the children bring their reading book into school on a daily basis along with their reading record books. These books should be brought into the classroom when they come to school in the morning and taken home daily. it is extremely important that our children are reading both at home and in school on a daily basis. Please make sure that either yourself or your child/children also fill in the reading record book.
Spellings – This year we are beginning to use Spelling Shed for our spellings – please bear with us whilst we assess the children and get it up and running and working smoothly. Each child has been provided with a Spelling Shed login which they can use to login and practise the spellings that they have been assigned. The more the children practise their spellings in Spelling Shed the more points and rewards. The teacher and children will go through the spellings in class and discuss different strategies for learning them effectively. In Year 1 and 2 we have a list of words that it is really important that we know how to spell. Please click on the link below to see what they are.
Numbots / Times Tables Rockstars – Learning basic number skills and multiplication tables is very important and plays a huge part towards a child’s ability to learn and carry out more difficult mathematical concepts. All children are provided with a Numbots/TT Rockstars login and should use this regularly to practise and develop their basic number skills and times tables knowledge. The more children practise, the better they get and the more rewards they earn. The children will start the year using Numbots and will move on to using Times Tables Rockstars when they begin multiplication. The class teacher will inform the children about when they should access the program.
Homework – Homework tasks will be assigned on Friday and should be completed in their homework book any time up until the following Wednesday. Homework may also take the form of practising skills using online games. The homework that the children receive is to reinforce/consolidate the work already covered in class. Each week your child will receive either a piece of English or Maths work to complete along with their spellings.
Parent Consultations – We offer an opportunity for parents to discuss pupil progress with their class teacher twice a year. Appointments are made via our Teachers2Parents communication system during the Autumn and Spring Terms which allow parents to indicate a preferred appointment time and date.
Year 2 Phonics Check – This year, our Year 2 children will complete the Phonics Check they would have done at the end of Year 1. This will take place in the second half of the Autumn term.
Key Stage 1 SATs Information – The Key Stage 1 SATs assessments take place in May 2021. We will provide more information when we have it.
PE Bags/Days – PE days in Year 2 are on Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure pupils bring their PE bags to school at the beginning of each half term and leave it in school and that they include both outdoor and indoor PE kits, which they will then bring home every half term. *Please note: on PE days earrings must be removed for health and safety reasons and PE sessions will currently take place outdoors wherever possible. If for any reason your child is unable to take part in PE activities, please send a note to the class teacher.
Uniform – Please could you ensure that all items of uniform are clearly labelled. Any pieces of uniform that are found unnamed will be placed in the Key Stage 1 lost property box.
Water Bottles – The children should each bring in a water bottle to school. This should be cleaned and filled at home and taken home each day. Please ensure it is clearly named.
Newsletter – You should receive a weekly newsletter every Friday. Copies are emailed and also available to download from the School News section of the website.