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Year 2

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. 

Teachers: Mrs Rees (Monday - Friday morning) and Mrs Williams (Friday)

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bromley and Mrs Bakewell

 

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 place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money, time, measure, shape 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 use Busy Ant and White Rose Maths for Mathematics using a mastery approach.

 

Reading/Homework - Once assessed, children will be given three reading books to bring home every week. The first book will be fully phonically decodable, the second book will be the traditional 'stage' books which will include some words that are not decodable and the third book will be a 'reading for pleasure book' from our class library. Your child will be given a day to return their books so that we can issue them with their new books. Please try to return these books on their given day to help us to reissue them. 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. Decodable and stage books should be read at least twice to develop and support fluency and we welcome the addition own choice reading books too. 

Homework will be set online on our class home learning page on a Friday. Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 restrictions, we are unable to issue homework books. However, homework can be submitted via the class email. Homework will consist of spellings and an activity based on one of the subjects covered in the week. Maths homework will be set through Mathletics. 

 

PE - Year 2 PE days are Tuesday and Friday.

It is important that the children arrive at school already dressed in their school PE kit on their PE days. PE kit should be weather appropriate as PE sessions will be outdoors. This might include (White polo/t- shirt, black shorts, black tracksuit/jogging bottoms, trainers and sweatshirt). Earrings should be removed on PE days.

 

Forest School - The children will be attending Forest School 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 on Forest School days.  

 

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.  

 

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. Alternatively, school can provide toast for morning snack. This can be booked through the Gateway.

 

If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Our class email is

class2@cookleyprimary.worcs.sch.uk

We look forward to working with you...  The Year 2 Team 

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