Welcome to Year 2
We aim to have lots of fun in our class whilst covering the curriculum. Our topics are designed to capture the imagination of young children and used as a vehicle to develop skills.
I will collect homework in on a Thursday and add new tasks ready for your child to bring home on a Friday. Our literacy homework is a spelling sheet, with spellings relevant to the literacy or phonics teaching for that week. There will be a quick 'quiz' on a Friday, so practising at home really helps. Some weeks there may be a game to play on ‘ActiveLearn’. Numeracy homework is an online game – again on ‘ActiveLearn’. We will have a look at the allocated task each Thursday, that way your child will know which homework they have to complete. You can find the games by following the link below and clicking on' my stuff'.
I will put the login details in on their homework folder once we get going with it.
We read throughout the week with children in guided reading sessions. Your child will read with either Mrs Coleman or myself and we will change reading books on a Thursday. The children will also bring home a library book to share with you. Our slot for the library is on a Wednesday, please make sure library books are returned to school so they can be swapped.
We have PE on a Tuesday. Please make sure named kits are in school. An outdoor kit would be useful, jogging bottoms and a jumper are ideal so we can get outside when the weather allows. Unfortunately we don’t have room for rucksacks and backpacks on our pegs, so if you could use school book bags and PE bags that would be super! If you do not have these, we have some in school so please ask us.
The whole class will be outside with Miss Corkin and myself every Friday afternoon for the first half term. These sessions will start Friday 9th September. The children should come to school in their Forest School clothes. They will need something that you don’t mind getting muddy! Wellies (it can be uncomfortable wearing wellies all day so another pair of shoes is a good idea for the morning) waterproofs, hats, gloves and scarves for those wet, windy and cold days too!
Please come and find me if you have any questions or concerns, after school is usually better, as there is more time to chat- and it's much quieter! You can always make an appointment, see Sue and she will book you in.