In Year 2, we encourage the children to be organised and prepared for each school day. Year 2 is an important year with SATs at the end of the year and is a year where the children move on in their learning, being able to read more, count to 100 and beyond and write stories independently. Parents can help by ensuring the children can dress themselves, including laces and tricky buttons. That children can also count forwards and backwards to 100. That they read every night and enjoys other stories. We appreciate your continued support in every aspect of your child’s learning.
Every child has a log in for Mathletics and and if parents sit with them they will see how the program helps children to increase their maths knowledge. Two sessions of 15 minutes, or more is the recommended amount of time for progress.
As a school we are focusing on ensuring all children know their times tables up to 12x12 and your help will be much appreciated with this as times table knowledge is essential and relied upon in many aspects of maths. Please practise their 2, 5 and 10s. Some children will be able to do more.
Spelling homework is set on a Friday and is due back in school on the following Friday, most children return it on Monday but it may help to remind them of the spellings before the Friday spelling test.
Reading records need to be in school every day and taken home every night so the children can read for at least 10 minutes a day with an adult. Please ask the children questions on what they have read and explain words they may not understand.
PE kits need to be available in school on a Monday and Tuesday. Monday sessions require an indoor kit and Tuesday sessions require an outdoor kit.
Kit required for P.E:
Boys - White T-shirt and black shorts and trainers or pumps for outdoor games during summer and winter months. Warm navy/black tracksuit for outdoor games during the winter months.
Girls - White T-shirt, black shorts or cycling shorts (not nylon or lycra) and trainers or pumps for outdoor games during summer and winter months. Warm navy/black tracksuit for outdoor games during the winter months.
Please note earrings must be removed for PE or covered by tape provided by the parent.
When children have behaved for the week they receive a green sticker on a Friday. If your child doesn’t have their sticker it may be worth a gentle reminder about how they lost it and how they can improve their behaviour.