Welcome to Year 2
We would like your child to have a very happy and successful year with us this year. This letter will provide you with information about the curriculum this year and we hope you can use this to support your child with their learning at home. We look forward to working in partnership with you!
Y2 DF – Mrs Fox
Y2 RM – Mrs Mason
Support staff - Mrs Parker
PPA cover provided by Mrs Sleney
All children should line up independently, outside their classroom door at 8.45am ready for staff to bring them in to school. Once in class we encourage them to place their water bottles, reading books, bags and coats in the correct place. They will then have a morning task to complete whilst the register is being taken. Teachers are available to pass information over about your child briefly in the morning, but we also have a short time at the end of the day if you wish to speak to your child’s teacher then. Teachers will need to speak to some parents at home time to pass information over from the day. We ask that you respectfully wait away from the classroom door while the teachers are speaking with other parents to give privacy and wait until the teacher is available to speak to if needed.
We encourage reading as much as possible to help children become confident and able readers. Please encourage your child to read on a daily basis (where possible) for a short time and record how they do in their reading record. We encourage children to discuss the book’s features, characters and events in detail. Please use the colour sheets at the front of your child’s reading record as a guide to how to help them and questions to ask. Home reading books will be changed twice a week or when reading with an adult in school, as necessary. Reading records and books need to be in school each day for adults to be able to read with them
Home Learning Days
Your child will be given optional home learning at the start of each half term, this is the ‘Can you…? challenge’ sheet. You and your child can choose from the homework activities on the sheet, which may include Phonics, English, Maths and Topic. In addition, each Tuesday your child will also receive a set of spellings to learn to spell and read confidently. The spellings will be a mixture of key words and topic related words that children will be using in their work. The children’s knowledge of their spellings will usually be checked on Monday(Y2RM) or Tuesday (Y2DF).
Mrs Fox– Tuesday
Mrs Mason – Wednesday
Please ensure your child has their P.E. kit with them in school every day. Although P.E. is on set days, this may change depending on other activities taking place across school throughout the year. P.E. kits should include a white t-shirt, navy shorts and trainers or pumps. Navy jogging bottoms can be worn for outdoor sessions when cold. If your child has their ears pierced, children will need to remove these themselves or place tape over them. Long hair will need to be tied up.
Throughout the year, children in Y2 will have the opportunity to enjoy lots of engaging experiences, including topic days, walks around the local area and external visitors. In addition to these, in the Spring term we plan to invite ‘The History Van’ to deliver sessions and bring their valuable and unique resources into school to help children to learn about life in a castle. In the summer term, we plan to visit The Eureka Science museum to support children’s learning around their bodies and being healthy. Unfortunately, these two things would not be able to go ahead without sufficient contributions from parents and carers. The History van visit has an approximate voluntary contribution cost of £7 and the Eureka Science museum approximate voluntary contribution cost is £16. Please let us know in advance if this would be a problem. The visits will be booked nearer the time and parents informed.