We would like to welcome you all to our Year 2 class webpage. We will be adding reports and pictures to share our learning this year. We are all very excited to celebrate our work with you so please keep popping back to check on what we've been doing.
Hello again, I’m Mrs Hall and a warm welcome back to school and to Year 2. Miss Shepherd, Mrs McNally and myself are looking forward to sharing this exciting learning adventure with you and cannot wait to see you continue to grow and flourish this school year.
Children will be provided with everything they need in class therefore children will only need to bring their reading book and reading record in their book bag; coat; healthy morning snack; named water bottle and lunch bag (if required) with them to school. Please do not send large bags/backpacks or pencil cases into school. Water bottles will be sent home every night to be washed for the following day. Please ensure that all items brought into school are clearly named.
Year 2 will have P.E. lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays. On these days children should wear their P.E. kit and school jumper/P.E. hoodie to school. P.E. kit comprises of a white tee-shirt with the school logo, plain black shorts or plain black jogging bottoms/leggings, school jumper/school P.E. hoodie and black pumps/trainers. Kit may be required at other times but prior notice will be given. Please ensure that cardigans/jumpers/hoodies are clearly named.
Reading At Home:
We want to encourage children to read for pleasure at home. Children will select a book at an appropriate reading level to read at home. Books, along with a reading record, will be sent home each day. Please encourage your child to read for at least 10 minutes a day to yourself, another adult family member or an older sibling. Comments about how fluently, accurately or confidently your child has read at home can be added to the reading diary which should be returned to school, along with the book, the following day. Children will be expected to answer questions to assess their understanding of the text once they have completed a book.
Each week your child will bring homework activities to share with you.
If homework is to really help your child and fully advance their learning, then it needs to fulfil two purposes:
The activity should involve your child in explaining something they have learned at school.
The activity should be one which draws upon the situation and resources of the home. This means that school-learning is transferred to real-life contexts.
Homework is the one time in the week when your child can share with you some of his/her school learning. Allowing them to ‘be-the-teacher’ and to explain an activity or process to you is one of the best ways of helping them. However, homework should not be a chore or source of conflict yet it is a key part of consolidating learning, therefore it is important for children and families to set routines that fit into family activities. Children are not expected to spend more than 2 hours (including reading time) over the week completing the tasks which will focus on the development of core skills.
Homework books will be sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. This will include key tasks focused on times table facts, phonics, spellings, English and Maths. Any feedback about how well your child did with a piece of homework is always welcome therefore please add any comments to work being returned to school.