Welcome to Year 2!
Welcome back to school! It is so lovely to see everyone's smiling faces after such a long time off ready to start a new school year in class 2. I hope you have all had a lovely summer! In the summer term our topic is beach combers.
The children will be reading the story the pirate cruncher by Jonny Duddle this term and hopefully this exciting story will help to inspire the children's writing produced in class. You never know we may even go on a treasure hunt and find some real pirates around school.
Our PE days for this half term are Tuesdays and Fridays. The children can wear PE kit to school that day or take part in PE in their uniform.
Homework will not be given out on a weekly basis but homework projects will 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 where they can earn smiley faces in class and whole school reading rewards. Any child who has not read at home will spend some of their break time reading with an adult.
As the children are now in year 2 they will be expected to complete the end of year 2 SATs assessments. This will continue as normal unless any further guidance is given to schools from the Government. Throughout the year we will be practising and producing work which will help to support this. More information will be given to parents throughout the year on SATS and how this looks in year 2 and support that parents can provide at home. The children will continue to practise their phonics this term too due to not taking the phonics screen at the end of year 1.
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 Autumn term.