Welcome to Year 2
We are so proud of how the children have come back to school after such a long time. They have settled in so well and it is lovely to see them enjoying school.
During this first half term we would like the children to keep practicing their phonics daily. Use the website phonicsplay for some great games. Make sure you select phase 3,4 and 5 games. We would also like them to make sure they are reading every single day.
Uniform and kit
Please ensure all of your child’s belongings are labelled with their names. Please also ensure your child has their forest school kit in school as we will be commencing Forest school on Tuesdays/ Wednesdays at the end of September. It is also really important your child brings their coat every day. The English weather is very unpredictable and we go outside every day, regardless of weather.
Reading books will be changed once a week, please also use https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/help-child-learn-age-6-7/ to supplement the reading scheme sent home. If you make a free account you will find hundreds of reading books! Please record your child’s reading in their reading record so we know when books are completed. Every month I will be choosing a Bookworm of the month for children who read regularly at home and show a love of reading.
Your child will be sent home with practice rapid recall sheets. These are not to be learned by rote, but rather explored and understood to a point of being able to apply their learning. Please feel free to use objects/ resources to support them with this.
Your child will be taking part in PE on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. If your child is unable to take part in PE due to injury please write a note explaining the extent of the injury and which activities your child is unable to participate in so that we can find a suitable way of involving them in the lesson. If your child has a verruca and therefore needs to wear their pumps when indoors, please send in a note marked for my attention. Also earrings should be covered with plasters or tape for PE if they cannot be removed. Please ensure your child is provided with something suitable on PE days, including some warm clothes so we may do PE outside weather permitting and please make sure their PE kits are named.
Miss Thompson & Mr Scott
http://www.letterjoin.co.uk/ Help your child to practise their pre-cursive letter formation.
http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Full of games and resources to help you support your child with phonics.
http://mrthorne.com/ Mr Thorne- lots of helpful videos to help with the correct pronunciation of digraphs and trigraphs.
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ My Maths – Games, worksheets and resources to help you support the teaching of the maths curriculum.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ Oxford owls – reading
Class of 2020
Children, we have absolutely loved having you in our class this year. We have had such a wonderful time teaching you and getting to know you, you are all amazing! We are so sad our time has been cut short, but we will look back on the year with fond memories of you all and of all the fun times we’ve had. We have made you a little something to remember the year by, print it off and frame it if you can. We hope you like it. See you all soon. Lots of love to you and your families.
Miss Thompson x
We are wishing you all a Merry Christmas and hope you have a very holy and restful break. See you all in January!
We have a new ‘wish list tree’ on display in the 2T window. On this wish list we will put resources etc on that we are looking for and would absolutely LOVE your help! There will be things on there that we would love to help and support with our learning in class. Please take a look and see if you can help us out. These will change regularly, and the leaves will be taken down when we have received them. THANK YOU!
Spellings – Spellings will continue to be weekly and will be tested on a Friday.
Reading books – Reading is crucial in Year 2 and we do expect children to read every night at home. They do not have to necessarily read their whole book, but must read. Please do sign the diary so we know whether your child has read or not.
PE days – Tues PM and Weds AM.
We will be continuing forest school until Christmas
Dates for the diary:
Thursday 7th November – Circus workshop (school uniform)
Christmas play costumes to be in – Friday 22nd November
Tuesday 10th December – Christmas play 2pm
Thursday 12th December – Christmas play 6pm
Zone board and Weekly Certificates
In year 2 the children will continue ‘Pupil of the week’ where someone will be chosen from each class and have lunch with Mrs Woods on a Friday.
We will still be continuing the ‘Over the Rainbow’ certificates for those who have exceeded with their WORK alone.
New into Year 2, is our behavior chart ‘Zone board’. We will be using a daily reward chart for behavior only where children start the day in green and have the opportunity to move up the zone for good behavior into silver and gold. If the children end the day on silver they will receive a sticker to come home, if they end it in gold, they receive a raffle ticket which will be put in a box. At the end of each week, a ticket (or two) will be drawn to win a prize from the prize box! You have to be in it to win it!