Welcome to Year 2!
We are so excited to welcome you to Year 2 and look forward to getting to know you and your children this year. We are also excited to welcome new members of staff to our team and in particular Mrs Bell and Mrs Swift who are also new to our school. Welcome all!
Our class teachers are:
Class 2B: Miss Perry Class 2G: Mrs Wright Class 2R: Mrs Bell
We are very lucky to have Mrs Tricker and Mrs Milton as our Teaching Assistants and also Miss Willingham, Mrs Gilbert, Mrs Swift and Mrs Keane working with us throughout the week.
Here are our class emails if you need to get in touch. We generally access them at the start and end of each day. Could we please ask that you keep us informed of any changes to the normal collection of your child at the end of the day for obvious safety reasons. Thank you.
Miss Perry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Wright: email@example.com
Mrs Bell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that your child brings a named water bottle to school each day as we do not have access to drinking fountains in the mobiles. Our school policy is for water only, no flavoured waters or juices please.
Please label all school uniform, including coats and footwear, and all items belonging to your child's PE kit. It is really difficult to track down lost items of clothing if they are not clearly named!
PE - Your child will need an indoor and outdoor PE kit. Any old joggers, jumpers, fleeces, and trainers will be fine to use outdoors. It is important to mention that we will be having all of our PE lessons outside this term. We will mostly be using the field so a spare carrier bag to put muddy footwear in would be much appreciated.
Our PE days are:
Monday- All of Year 2
Wednesday - 2G and 2B
Due to the current situation, we may have additional PE activities taking place on other days during the week so please make sure that kits are always in school. Thank you.
Please can earrings be removed on PE days or ensure that your child is able to do this independently in case you forget? We are not allowed to remove earrings ourselves or tape over them. A container or purse would be helpful to put them in to keep them safe.
Reading - We recommend that your child reads aloud for at least 20 minutes each day. This can be fiction books, poetry, e-books, recipes, instructions or comics. We also encourage the children to change their school reading books at least once a week. It is great that some children have already started changing their books more frequently. We encourage the children to change their books independently so please remind them in the morning if you have packed their bag for them! The children love the Ready...Steady...Read challenges and certificates they receive. Please feel free to record any books that you share at home with your child, not just the school readers.
We will be sharing some great class texts this year including:
- On the Way Home by Jill Murphy
- The Bear and the Piano by David Lichfield
- The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson
- The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage
- The Giraffe the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ Follow this link to access the oxford owl e-book library. You can select your child's age group and read lots of stories online.
Writing and spelling - The children engage in writing and spelling activities every day. Taught writing sessions are mostly linked to our class text which the children love! There is a shift in Year 2 towards some correct spellings alongside more phonetic attempts. Please do not worry about this as we will be working hard in school and sending home additional resources if needed.
https://www.literacyshed.com/the-ks1-shed.html Follow this link and click on 'The Fantasy Shed'. This will take you to a range of short animations that your children can watch and use as a writing stimulus to write a retell, description, diary or letter.
http://www.pobble365.com/ Follow this link for lots of exciting picture stimulus. In the top right-hand corner, you will see it says 'pick a day'. This will allow you to look at a range of pictures where you could write a story, description, letter, non-fiction facts, diaries or a poem.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Follow this link to access the main website that we use to support phonics and spelling in school. They have removed subscription fees so you can access all games for free. Username: march20 password: home
Maths - If we feel that your child needs specific support or consolidation of a concept in Maths then we will send something home to help. There is a big focus on number and the understanding of number value in Year 2 so any practical counting and number activities or games that you can play at home would be really helpful. Look out for more information from the Maths team. Please see the videos below that Miss Perry has created to demonstrate how we will be teaching the four operations of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
Miss Perry is a youtube star!
We hope you find them helpful and enjoy using them.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=2 Follow this link for a range of Maths games for mental calculations, ordering numbers and times tables.
https://ttrockstars.com/ Follow this link and use your login details to access the times table rockstar competitions.
Other useful websites
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents Follow this link to visit the parents hub that Twinkl have created with free access to lots of resources.
https://www.educationcity.com/ Please follow this link and log in using your details provided in your home learning pack.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr Follow this link to our dance mat typing games that we have been using during our ICT lessons. You may want to have a go at this at home.
Please see the pdf links BELOW for documents titled 'Practical learning ideas' and 'Year 2 Home Learning Pack'. These contain additional resources that you can print at home.