Year Two 2021 - 2022
Dear Parents and Carers,
We are delighted to welcome your children to Year 2. They have settled into the new routines well and are already impressing us with their positivity, good manners and brilliant attitudes to learning.
We have started the year learning about the Caribbean and already we can see what wonderful mathematicians, scientists, linguists, artists, geographers and historians we have. There are lots of exciting topics planned throughout the year to link in with our English, Maths and Religion lessons, including Living Things and their Habitats, Dragons and L.S. Lowry. We will also incorporate activities to help the children to move forward socially, be able to manage their feelings and to build resilience.
How can I help my child?
Please write your child’s name on every part of their school uniform and outside coat in waterproof ink, e.g. a Sharpie pen. Already we have piles of jumpers without names which proves costly to parents. Children have been provided with a plastic wallet to store their reading books, Reading Records and homework book. All children also need a labelled water bottle. Children get thirsty, and while we do have plastic cups in the class, it is not possible to get them properly cleaned more than once a day.
Children should be reading aloud to an adult daily. They have been given a Home-School Reading Record for you to sign. Reading will set your child up for life so please take the time to listen to and talk about the book with your child. Your child has a User Name and Password for Teach Your Monster to Read. This research-based game helps children to practise their phonic skills. It is free for use on a laptop but there is currently a small charge for use on a tablet. The children also read to an adult in school, either individually or as part of a group but this is recorded elsewhere.
English and Maths homework will be set each Friday and it is due back the following Tuesday. If they are struggling to do it, your child can speak to me on the Monday before it is due in. Spelling words also need to be practised. For extra home learning, the children have access to Seesaw and Studyladder: passwords are all inside your child’s Homework Book.
P.E. lessons take place every Monday and Friday. We are asking that children arrive in their P.E. kits on those days.
We are looking forward to a super year ahead: free of all prior restrictions. If you have any queries or concerns, please talk to us directly either by sending an email or ringing the office to request a call back.
Once again, welcome to Year 2. Let’s work together to make this the best year ever!
Katy Sullivan (Year 2 Teacher and Assistant Head)
Miss Fallon (Our fabulous Teaching Assistant)
Miss Hackman (Our marvellous Music and Religion Teacher)
These websites will help us with our work throughout the year.