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2 YEW - Mrs Wilson

Year 2 - Mrs Wilson

swilson@st-peters.wakefield.sch.uk

 

Welcome back to school and to year 2, I am so excited to be working with you and your child for the following year. Every day, you will be greeted with a big smile from a caring team. Throughout the year, I want to communicate with parents the best I can, so I will update the website as often as possible to show you what exciting things we have been up. If you have a message for us, then please have a brief chat on a morning, or you can write a note in the reading record, which will come home with your child every evening.

 

In year 2, we encourage the children to be organised and prepared for each school day. Year 2 is an important milestone because of how much your child will grow, mature and become more independent over the course of the year. We appreciate your continued support in every aspect of your child’s learning.

 

About our class

In 2YEW, we are a team! We work together, with the support and guidance of the adults, to be the best we can be. We support and celebrate each other’s achievements and we are proud when we accomplish something new. We follow our St Peter’s SPIRIT in all we do and we will be recognised and celebrated when showing these school values.

 

Homework expectations

  • Reading daily for at least 10 minutes
  • ED SHED - up to 3 tasks will be set weekly (on a Friday) and need to be completed at home by the following Thursday
  • Matletics as often as possible at least 3 times a week
  • TT rockstars as often as possible
  • Reading eggs can also be done at home as often as possible

 

Maths

Mathletics is a fantastic online resource for children to develop their mathematical understanding in a fun and accessible way. All the activities are differentiated for your child’s needs- meaning they provide just the right level of challenge according to their level and depth of mathematical understanding. If that wasn’t exciting enough, using Mathletics frequently earns your child points, which go towards bronze, silver and gold certificates. The more children in our class who use Mathletics will hopefully earn us enough points to win the weekly Mathletics trophy in Friday’s celebration assembly! (Mrs Wilson’s competitive side comes out here!)

As a school we are taking part in the ‘Times Tables Rock!’ challenge. By the end of Year 4, all children should know up to 12x12; however, in Year 2, we focus on knowing the multiplication and division facts for the 2s, 5s, 10s and the 3’s and 4’s. We complete a time table challenge as part of our morning work- Mrs Wilson may send a sheet home if she thinks anyone needs a little more practice. Please support your child with this.

Every child also has a tt rockstars log in and can practice getting quicker on line, how cool is that!

 

Reading

Reading is extremely important to children of all ages, but during Year 2, you will notice significant changes in your child’s reading fluency and comprehension as they become more independent. There are numerous things we as a school do to support children’s reading and coupled with support from home, their progress accelerates momentously.

  • Reading raffle- 1 ticket for every 5 times read at home, having had their reading records signed by an adult.
  • I would love every child to read for at least 10 minutes every day- reading is so important
  • We have an amazing reading garden in our classroom where we can chose to read, we even read outside quite a lot.
  • Guided reading- all children participate in a mixture of guided or whole-class reading every day in Year 2. Children will also have the opportunity to read individually with an adult at school too.
  • Phonics- we will be consolidating phase 3 - 5 sounds in the autumn term, then begin to work on Phase 6 for the rest of the year. All children will sit a phonics check within autumn 2, to ensure all sounds are consolidated from year 1.

 

Physical Education

Our PE days are Monday and Friday. Both at the moment, will require an outdoor kit

Kit required for P.E:

Boys - White T-shirt and black shorts and trainers for outdoor games during summer and winter months. Warm navy/black tracksuit and trainers for outdoor games during the winter months.

Girls - White T-shirt, black shorts or cycling shorts (not nylon or lycra) and trainers for outdoor games during summer and winter months. Warm navy/black tracksuit and trainers for outdoor games during the winter months.

Please note earrings must be removed for PE or covered by tape provided by the parent.

 

Behaviour

We follow the ‘good to be green’ behaviour management system. Every child starts the day on the green lily pad; if they make bad choices (e.g. shouting out, not listening etc.) they will move down the chart onto the blue fish, or yellow warning fish or red consequence fish. However, they can rectify this with good choices and move back onto the green lily pad. Exceptional behaviour is rewarded by moving up to the rainbow.

We love rewarding good choices and hard work; we offer certificates for Writer, Reader, Mathematician and Star of the week. We are going to introduce a SPIRIT certificate to celebrate children showing our St Peter’s Spirit.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support and I look forward to a brilliant year,

Mrs Wilson, Mrs Dewin, Mrs Pap and Miss Wingate.  

Our first week

Wow! What a start to life in year 2, we are so so proud of everyone for how they have settled into the new routines and remained focused. Thank you and well done! 

This week we have enjoyed reading outside, learning how to pass a rugby ball and getting to grips with our tens and ones using base 10. We are also learning about David Hockney (an artist from Bradford) and we have explored the colour wheel. Our new science topic is plants and our topic is all about Horbury. Please take the opportunity to discuss these things with your children at home. 

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