Welcome to Year 2!
I was so looking forward to seeing the children back in school this January and hearing all about their Christmas break but unfortunately school closure has put a stop to this happening! It is so lovely to see everyone's smiling faces on zoom each day and accessing the home learning. Our topic for this spring term 1 is towers, turrets and tunnels.
The children will be reading the story the egg by MP Robertson this term and hopefully this exciting story will help to inspire the children's writing produced at home and through zoom.
In school our PE day is Wednesday. Whilst working at home PE will be every Friday afternoon where the children can complete an exercise workout from the sway.
Homework will not be given out on a weekly basis but homework projects may be given out each term for the children to enjoy producing topic work in a creative way. The children may be given extra homework to practise skills and specific areas they need to work on in relation to the catch up programme from year 1. Every week the children will be expected to practise spellings, read and practise their maths passport target. These can be recorded in their reading record books kept in their organisers so rewards can be given. Their reading book can be changed at any point in a morning coming into the classroom. Ideally, children should be listened to read every day. We ask that children read at least three times a week at home. Please write a comment in your child's reading diary if they have continued to practise their reading so there is a record of this.
Year 2 end of key stage assessments have been cancelled. End of year assessments will be based on teacher assessment.
Photos of class events, visits and successes will be shared through the Class Dojo app. Please make sure you check it regularly to see what is happening in your child’s class and use it as an opportunity to discuss with you child what they have been doing. Keep checking for home learning tasks too.
I thoroughly look forward to the Spring term.