Welcome to Year 2!
Miss Watts - Class teacher and KS1 Phase Leader
Mrs Hawkins - Student Teacher
Mrs Davis - Class teacher and RE Leader
Mrs Pon - LSA/TA
How wonderful it has been the last few days to see the children all back in school. A school is not a school without children; and our
Year 2 children have certainly come back full of enthusiasm for learning, stories of their Lockdown adventures and lots of wonderful
There will a lot of information coming home to you electronically in the next couple of days to explain and to give you a "head's up" as to what is happening now and in the near future so please look out for it. We will also use the web page to keep you up to date with our learning and adventures in school, and hopefully in the future your child may even write a piece for our page to tell you all about their experiences in school.
For this first half term our main focus is that your child is safe, feels safe and is happy to be back at school. We will be revisiting much of their learning from Year 1 so that any gaps are identified.
Thank you for trusting us with your children, it is always an honour and never a chore.
Miss Watts and Mrs Davis
Recorder Practice music 2020
RECORDER PRACTICE MUSIC
General Information and Reminders
Phonics, spelling, reading and maths support- please scroll down and you'll find lots of guidance/support with these areas of your child's learning.
Autumn Term Curriculum coverage- Please look at the section below for the Autumn term curriculum newsletter for a snapshot of the children's learning to come!
Also check out the projects: Topic and reading author of the term challenges. (See below)
goes out weekly on a Friday- will be either a maths activity on paper or a mymaths task. Please complete for the following Friday.
spellings go out on a Monday. Please help your child learn these for their test on Friday. (See below for more phonics help)
- please ensure you read with your child every night (as much as possible) and update the reading journal regularly with comments based on the focus. This helps us to choose and set books tailored for your child's progress. This is alongside a comprehension sheet (where possible) which is to be returned on your child's reading day.
Independence: If your child's books are not returned on time then they will miss out on the tasks/spellings and/or given back out again. We encourage children to be independent so will not chase for books/sheets or go into their book bags. It is their responsibility to hand things in on time and to the right person to be given the next book/label so please encourage this at home too.
Uniform - Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled as it helps the children to identify and encourages responsibility for their own belongings.
Lost property boxes are located by the year 2 classrooms- please make sure if you need to access the lost property that you gain entry via the office so they are aware of who is on site at all times. Lost property will be brought into the playground on Friday afternoons for regular collections.
Autumn curriculum newsletter
Autumn: Reading Author of the term!
The powerpoint used in Ms Ford's explanation of the SATs
Year 2 reading list
Helpful links and documents to help support your child in year 2
Common Exception Words to read and spell correctly
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm This website explains what phonics is and methods to use to help with children's skills at learning to read.
In Year Two, the emphasis is not only the learning to read (decode) but also spelling words correctly (encode).
This document highlights the rules that children need to learn and use correctly to be working at the average learning ability of a Year 2 pupil and be ready for their next stage of their learning- Key Stage 2 which begins with Year 3.
It is extremely important to spend time learning the weekly phonics spelling homework as this is the main way that your child will learn their spellings.