Welcome to Year 2
STAFF IN YEAR 2
Miss Smith – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Martin – Teaching Assistant
English and Maths will take place in the mornings along with Letters and Sounds, Handwriting, GPS and Guided Reading. All other lessons will take place in the afternoon. You will find a copy of the Year 2 timetable inside the front cover of your welcome pack.
Topics being covered this term are ‘Fire’ and ‘Famous for more than five minutes’. All our topic work throughout the year incorporates the subjects Art and Design, Design Technology, History and Geography. Science this will taught as a stand-alone subject.
Please bring P.E. Kits in on a Monday and take home on a Friday. Kit must include:
Light blue t-shirt, shorts and trainers for Summer,
Tracksuit, light blue t-shirt and trainers for Winter,
All these items must be labelled with child’s name. For Health and Safety reasons children are not allowed to wear jewellery. If your child has recently had their ears pierced then they must bring in their own tape.
The children will visit the school library each week. This year, they will visit the school Library each Wednesday. Please make sure children bring in their library books on our library day each week so that they can be changed. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue a new library book without your child returning their last one.
Spellings will be sent out each Friday to be tested on the following Friday. All homework is now topic related so children will receive a homework leaflet each half term. We do expect each child to complete some of the activities in the homework leaflet and hand them in when they have finished a piece of work. Homework will be displayed in each classroom.
For the end of Year 2 (Key Stage 1) it is still a statuary requirement for the children to undertake SATs. They will be taking them in May 2018 but we will have a meeting for parents in March to explain all about the process.
Children are given the opportunity to earn themselves a variety of rewards including stickers, right choice tickets, monster points, Soaring to Success Certificate, the Values Certificate and the Success Trophy.
These books provide a valuable means of communication between home and school. Any important messages will be written in, so please check them each night and return them each morning. Any letters or newsletters will also be tucked inside children’s Home/School Diaries.
READING RECORD BOOKS
It is important that your child reads every night at home and you record their progress in the reading diary provided. Reading books will be changed 3 times per week; on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If they do finish their reading book on a day when it is not changed, we encourage you to read some or even all of the book again as it is really good practise and helps with their comprehension. Alternatively, children can read their books from home or books they have taken out of the library.
We will be sending home newsletters each Friday which will inform you what the children will be learning about in the following week. It will also contain dates for your diary.
Throughout the year, we will visit local places such as the high school, St John’s Church and Harleston Library. In the Summer term we plan to take the children to Banham Zoo as part of our work on ‘Habitats’.
Miss Stead, Mrs Moore and Mrs Tooke