Throughout year 2, the children will cover a wide range of topics in a cross-curricular way. The core subjects of maths, writing composition and reading comprehension will be taught daily and these subjects will be enhanced by daily phonics lessons in the morning and topic lessons in the afternoon. The topic webs for each half term are available within the year 2 year group page so please feel free to look at these and speak to a member of staff if you can help in any way with your child’s learning in school.
Reading is a high priority across the school and the expectation is that you support your child with reading and phonics for a minimum of 15 minutes per night. This provides opportunities for your child to practise the skills they are learning in school to further develop their reading and comprehension. If you would like to volunteer to help listen to children read in school, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Your child takes part in a weekly spelling test with their phonics teacher. It is vital that these spellings are learnt at home as they will directly benefit the quality of their writing in school. Any words needing more work will be identified in your child’s home school diary. Your child has been given a spelling pack with a range of resources in to help support with spelling at home.
PE is twice a week on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school with them all week. This allows for additional PE sessions to be taught whenever the need arises.
In preparation for the new times tables test in year 4, all year groups are using Times Tables Rock Stars. Your child will have their own log in details for this and the website allows then to practise their times tables at home, in a fun and interactive way. Design your own avatar and challenge yourself to move up the scale! The children also complete TT Rockstars sheets 3 times per week to allow them chance to practise counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10.
There are various online platforms used in year 3: Class Dojo, TT Rockstars, Sumdog, Spelling Shed, Big Cat Collins and PurpleMash. Where necessary, logins will be shared with you to access these platforms as the year progresses. Children already have access to Class Dojo, TT Rockstars, Purplemash and Big Cat Collins. Please speak to a member of staff if you require a new password. All staff in year 2 are connected to Class Dojo and children can add photographs and pieces of work to their profile. We love to see what your child is doing when out of school so feel free to add things into their portfolio for us to look at.
We are pleased to be getting back to a new normal after the last 18 months and we are very excited for the year ahead. Please feel free to speak to a member of staff if you have any concerns, questions or are able to support in any way.
Mrs Hopper, Miss Allwood, Miss Hewitt and Mr. Cogle.