Welcome to Year 2
Autumn Term 2018
Welcome to our Year 2 newsletter
A warm welcome from the Year 2 team! We hope you all had a lovely summer break and are ready for an exciting term. This term starts with our topic ‘Wild’ where we will be focussing on the book ‘Wild’ by Emily Hughes.
Keep an eye on our Year 2 notice board (by the front entrance), as this is where we will provide you with additional information over the year. In here, we will also keep you updated with what we are learning each week in English and Mathematics.
During Autumn 1 in Mathematics, we will be looking at the key operations of addition and subtraction as well as looking at ordering numbers, number bonds and place value. We will continuously be working on developing the children’s ability to count in steps of 2, 5 and 10 and link to times tables and related division facts.
In English, we will be looking at the book ‘Wild’ focussing on a range of objectives. We will also be concentrating on handwriting, which will be a big focus for the children throughout their work this year. We will also be continuing to use the Read Write Inc rhymes/sounds that the children used in Year 1.
Reading A letter has been sent out to you all explaining some of the changes the school has made to the way in which we will be hearing the children read. There will be more information discussed at our parent’s presentation evening on the 19th September 2018. On this evening, we will give you more information about Year 2 and provide you with some useful ideas of how to help your children at home. However, please remember that you have signed the home school agreement and will ensure that you hear your child read at least once a week. It is important that this is recorded in their home school books, allowing us to ensure the children’s books are changed when necessary. The children will also continue to receive keywords on a weekly basis this will continue with the child being asked to read and then spell the words. Please support us in helping your child learn these words to support them in progressing with their reading and writing.
PE Days: Willow & Sycamore: Tuesday (am) and Wednesday (pm)
Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is clearly marked with their name. If children have longer hair, please make sure they have this tied back on P.E days or provide them with hair bands to allow this to happen. If your child has pierced ears, please also remove these on P.E days. We will continue to be working alongside Planet Education on Tuesdays and then practicing our Throwing and Catching skills on Wednesday afternoons.
Library: Sycamore and Willow: Friday afternoon
Please note, we will only be able to issue a new book if the previous one has been returned. A charge of £5.00 is made for lost books.
Over the year, a range of home learning activities will be set to support or reinforce the learning that the children have been doing in school. This will sometimes come in paper form or they may be directed to activities on Purple Mash or Education City. The children will receive rewards in class for completing homework and we are able to keep track of who has accessed any of the online homework set on both Education City and Purple Mash. the next few weeks, you will be given a new copy of your child’s login details for both Education City and Purple Mash along with other useful login details you may need which will be stuck in the front of your child’s home schoolbook. If you ever have any questions about homework please don’t hesitate to come and talk to a member of the Year 2 Team.
Open door Policy:
We hope that if you have any worries or concerns about your child that you feel we need to know about, you will come and speak to us as soon as it is convenient for you or make an appointment for a chat. We are always happy to see if we can help and we would like to make the transition from Year 1 to Year 2 as easy as possible.
Mrs Fowler, Mr Holden, Mrs Smith, Mrs Oliver and Mrs McArdell