A very warm welcome to Year 2! This year is an important academic milestone as it marks the final year in Key Stage 1. There is lots of fun and exciting learning to do this year and I look forward to supporting your child on their journey as we work our way towards Key Stage 2.
Below are a few helpful reminders to make this year as successful as possible:
P.E: P.E. lessons will be on Wednesdays. P.E. kits must include: suitable foot wear (plain black trainers or plimsolls), a t-shirt, (in your house colour) and blue shorts or plain dark-coloured tracksuit bottoms (in the winter). Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school each week.
Homework: Each term, your child will receive a home learning grid, which has a variety of different activities to complete. Please select at least one activity each week and bring in any completed home learning on Thursday in order for your child’s work to be considered for a merit in Friday’s assembly. Additional homework may also be set as the year progresses and where a child may benefit from further consolidation of their learning. If an additional homework task has been set, it will be sent out on a Thursday inside your child’s homework book.
Spellings: Spellings will be handed out and tested on a Thursday. Spellings will include a combination of the Year 2 common exception words, words containing key spelling patterns as set out in the Year 2 curriculum and/or relate to the phonic sounds being practised in class. They may also be set key words from the current topic being studied. Please make sure their spelling books are brought to school each Thursday for their new set of spellings. I would recommend it accompany their reading book, which should come into school each day.
Times tables: Children in Year 2 need to know their 2, 5,10 and 3 times tables - in order and at random as well as the inverse (division) facts. E.g. 15 ÷ 5 = 3. Please practise these regularly at home with your child. Your child will be tested on 10 number sentences, from a particular multiplication family in random order, weekly in their spelling book. This will take place after their spelling test on a Thursday. Please make sure their spelling books are brought to school each Thursday for their test and to receive their new list of number sentences to practise.
Reading: Please hear your child read daily or as often a possible throughout the week. A comment should be written in your child’s reading record at least once a week. Your child’s reading record and book should be brought into school every day and will be changed on a Monday.
Thank you for your on-going support. Should you have any other questions or concerns, or simply wish to discuss your child’s learning, please make an appointment to see me through the office staff.