Welcome to Year 2
The children are working hard as they are now coming into the second half of the Autumn term.
A few updates...
The children will continue to bring home 3 reading books each week on the designated day. Please ensure your child's books and reading diary are in school each day to enable school reading sessions to be written in. Please record any reading you do at home with your child. Now children are reading more fluently please encourage them to talk about the book and answer questions to ensure they are understanding their reading. See the document at the bottom of the page to help support your home reading sessions if you need it.
These are new learning for Year 2 pupils and it would be really beneficial if you practise these regularly at home (or even in the car!). Although it is helpful to be able to count in 2s, 5s and 10s, it is now important that Year 2 pupils start to recall multiplication facts without needing to count in steps. For example, they should be able to say “2 x 5 = 10” rather than “2 x 5 = 2, 4, 6, 8, 10”.
Spellings will continue to be sent in the green book and tested every Monday. From now on, we would like Year 2 pupils to be practising all their spellings each week, as well as putting 3 spelling words into sentences written in the green book to be marked. Therefore, spelling books will now be taken in each Monday and given out again on a Tuesday with scores completed and new spellings for the week ahead. Remember to encourage your child to practise their spellings in a way they find most enjoyable and helpful. For example, the look, say, cover, write check, rainbow write or pyramid word methods.
Homework will also be given out on a weekly basis. To make things easier, this will also be handed out and collected in on the same days as spellings. So both homework and spellings will be given out on a Tuesday and expected in by the following Monday (feel free to hand homework in early). This will alternately be Maths and English. Pupils will have their own plastic wallet to keep sheets well presented in their bag, then sheets will be collected in and kept in school.
Please ensure PE kits are in school each week. Our PE days for this half term are a Monday and a Friday.
Our school snack scheme will continue until Christmas. The children may pay £1 each week or £6 per half term. We have a range of healthy snacks each afternoon and on Friday we have a small treat. In addition to this, all children can choose fruit each morning.