Welcome to Year 2
Hello and welcome to Year 2! In Year 2 your children will be taught, guided and supported by a number of adults in school. We work closely as a team to ensure that we meet the needs of your children.
Teacher: Mrs Rees
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bromley
English – Our English lessons are built on a variety of exciting texts that the children will explore over the course of the year. The children will develop their reading, writing and language skills through these lessons by means of whole class teaching with independent, paired and supported learning activities.
There will be a Key Stage 1 spelling list coming home for you and your child to refer to, this is the same list that we use in our English lessons.
Maths – Over the course of the year the children will cover many aspects of Maths including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money, time, measure and fractions. They will work both formally and practically to support their learning in these areas and to develop their reasoning skills. In Year 2 it is essential that the children have a thorough knowledge of number bonds to 20 and should to be able to recall facts from the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We follow Busy Ant for Mathematics using a mastery approach.
Homework Diary/Reading - Children are expected to read, discuss and answer questions about their reading book every night if possible, even if it is for only a few minutes; 3 times a week as a minimum. Please remember to sign your children’s diary when you listen to them read and send the diary and book in to school every day. School reading books should be read at least twice to develop and support fluency and we welcome the addition own choice reading books which can also be noted in the reading diary. Please also use this diary to convey any messages to us if you are unable to catch us in the morning or after school.
Homework will be set on a Thursday and to be returned to school on the following Tuesday. Homework will consist of given spellings and an activity based on one of the subjects covered in the week. Maths homework will be set through Mathletics. Also, we will soon be introducing Reading Buddy that can be used for reading at home.
PE /Forest School- It is important that the children have the correct kit in school at ALL times. (White polo/t- shirt, black shorts, black tracksuit/jogging bottoms, trainers and sweatshirt). Jogging bottoms need to be part of the kit as some of our sessions will be outside throughout the year. Our PE day for the Autumn term will be Monday which will be a double session. The children will be attending Forest School on Thursdays after October half term until Christmas. For Forest School the children need to be provided with old clothes including a long sleeved top, long trouser bottoms/leggings and wellies/trainers. As Forest School is an outdoor activity and due to indeterminate weather waterproofs will also need to be provided.
Earrings should be removed prior to PE and Forest School sessions.
Attendance/Punctuality - Our attendance is closely monitored by our EWO (Education Welfare Officer). It is vital that all the pupils attend school every day. Holidays in term time are not allowed. In line with other schools in the Wolverley Pyramid, holidays are marked as an unauthorised absence.
Daily Mile – The children (and staff!) will be participating in a Daily Mile to increase fitness and productivity. ‘The Daily Mile involves each class heading outside to walk, jog or run around the school grounds every day, rain or shine, at whatever pace suits the child best. It gets children active with their friends and teachers, and refreshed for further learning.’ See www.thedailymile.co.uk for more information. Please ensure that your child has appropriate footwear for this and a waterproof jacket with them.
Parents Evening - This will be the week beginning 02.10.19 and 09.10.19. More information on how to book a slot will be made available a couple of weeks before.
Snacks/Water - Children may bring a healthy snack for morning break such as a piece of fruit and a refillable water bottle. Reminder-we are a nut free school.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us, either before or after school (although dismissing is a priority) or through the homework diary.
We look forward to working with you... The Year 2 Team