Welcome to Year 2!
Home Learning is very different to what we are used to! It is important to complete the VLE work set and I will be giving rewards each Monday when the tasks should have been completed and the new ones will be set. Remember to keep doing everything listed below and enjoy yourselves doing lots of activities while you're at home too! Stay safe and healthy!
Please ensure PE kits are in school each week. Our PE days for this half term are a Monday and a Thursday.
Spring Parent's Evening
Many thanks to everyone for attending on Wednesday or Thursday night. It was a genuinely lovely experience to share with you just how fantastic each and every child in 2J is. As discussed, please keep following the advice below in addition to asking your child a mixture of random mental arithmetic calculations at any opportunity. Try and make it fun - why not compete against them or award points for every correct answer to see if they can beat their own score each time you do it? If there is anything that you would like to discuss further, then please do not hesitate to contact me at the end of the school day. Also, please remember to keep checking the links at the bottom of this page for updates on each of our topics and lessons as photos and examples of work are added regularly to update you with what we've been up to this year! Enjoy!
Please remember, as before...
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 every 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. We would still 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. Spelling books will continue to 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.
Our school snack scheme will continue until February half term. 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.