Welcome to Year 2!
I am so glad to have the children back in school, back into our normal routine ready for summer term. Our topic for summer term 1 is beach combers and summer term 2 is wriggle and crawl.
The children will be reading the story the sea monster by Chris Wormell and the snail and the whale by Julia Donaldson this term and hopefully these exciting stories will help to inspire the children's writing.
In school our PE day is Wednesday afternoon. The children are to come to school dressed in their PE Kit. Hopefully with the warmer weather the children will be able to take part in more outdoor PE this term.
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.
Year 2 after school club
In summer term 1 every Thursday after school (3pm-4pm) the children can part in a playground games after school club. The children will get the opportunity to learn and play playground games that they then continue to play during in school break times too. I look forward to seeing lots of the children at the club.
I thoroughly look forward to the Summer term.