Welcome to Year 2!
We are really excited to be welcoming back the children to our new academic year. The year will be be filled with fun and great learning and we are really looking forward to seeing how the children flourish!
We will start the Autumn Term looking at our year group author, Julia Donaldson. We will be learning about her life and the different literary effects she uses in her writing. She has written loads of brilliant books so we are really excited to explore her work in more depth.
It's really important, and helps us in maths lessons, if the children develop quick recall of their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. This not only prepares them for their multiplication check in Year 4, but will help us progress through maths lessons as a good pace and improve the children's confidence in lessons.
The adults that work in year 2 with the children are, Miss Foulkes, Mr Lawrie, Mrs Burrows, Mrs Wain and Mrs Doorbar.
Other class information:
Your child has been given a school new school water bottle. Please can you wash and refill (water only) this ready for each new day.
Our PE days are a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please send your child to school in full PE kit (house colour shirt and shorts with trainers)
Reading books & book bags
Reading books will be sent home on a Monday or a Tuesday and are to be returned on a Friday. Please bring books back in a bookbag to keep them safe. Bookbags will remain in school until Monday when new books are sent out.
Here are some useful websites/resources to help your child with their phonics:
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - access to phonics games
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/digital-flashcards - Good digital flashcards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU2vWZKS7rY&safe=true -m Phase 3 sounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3S5sJw7MfI&safe=true - Phase 5 sounds
Please come and speak to us if you have any questions.
Thank you for your continued support.
Please ensure your child brings a coat to school each day. We had a rainy start to the term but we are trying as much as possible to allow the children their outdoor breaks which may mean us putting coats on to go out in the rain as much as possible without getting too wet. Please ensure all coats are clearly named.
All children have been given a school water bottle. This needs to be brought to school each day having been washed and re filled with fresh water from home. Children will be reminded at the end of the day to bring home their lunch bag and water bottle to be washed ready for the next day. We have turned off our water filter system so children will not be able to fill up their water bottle in the usual way. All classes have access to drinking water throughout the day should the children require extra water.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. On these days we ask that your child comes to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.
Weather dependant they can wear their shorts and school coloured PE T- shirt and school jumper. If the weather is cold, then track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.