Year 2

Teachers : Mrs Sheehan, Mrs Driver (2DS), Miss Langford  (2L)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Evans, Ms Perks 

If your child is required to isolate or is unable to attend school for an extended period of time, please call the office on 0121 675 3573
and arrange a telephone meeting with Mrs Sheehan, Mrs Driver (2DS), Miss Langford (2L) to discuss your child’s learning.

VIRTUAL SCHOOL

Our virtual school remains live and will be used to provide learning resources to those who are unable to attend school as a result of illness, isolation or any other reason. Furthermore, the materials found on the Virtual School pages may be used by any child for additional learning and who is keen to extend their learning at home. CLICK HERE TO VISIT

our topic is: Good to be Me

This half term, the children will be learning all about how to stay healthy through eating, hygiene and regular exercise. This topic is also a great opportunity to begin the transition from the infants to the juniors.

english

This term, the children that have completed the Read, Write Inc programme will be studying a variety of story books linked to our topic. The focus in our English lessons will be on developing our writing skills along with editing and proof reading.

maths

In maths, we will be focussing on fractions, telling the time and problem solving. The children will then move on to revise all of the taught areas of maths in readiness for year 3. By the end of year 2, children need to be secure with the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and be able to count in 3s. Solving real life problems provides excellent opportunities for your child to apply their maths skills at home.

reading

At the end of Year 2, the children need to be fluent and confident readers. Please ensure you are reading with your children regularly (at least 3 times a week.) We will continue with the Reading Rockets system and the Reading Fairy will visit every Friday. In addition, your child will be able to choose a book from the library each week during their library slot.

pe: Class 2DS

2DS will be doing PE on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit on these days. Please could you ensure that your child’s PE kit is labelled with their name and class.

pe: class 2L

2L will be doing PE on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit on these days. Please could you ensure that your child’s PE kit is labelled with their name and class.

Learning Diaries and Keeping in Touch

The learning diaries are an excellent way of communicating about your child’s learning. If you would like to let us know about any fantastic learning that your child has done at home, please write a comment in the diary. We would love to read about this. If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher, please arrange an appointment at the end of the school day.

homework

Homework will be sent home half termly in the form of the cross-curricular activity grid. Your child should choose and complete a task each week and hand it in on Friday. We enjoy celebrating such work in class and the children seem to take greater enjoyment in exploring their learning at home in this way. The homework grid is available on the virtual school and the school website. Spellings are sent home every week and tested during the following week. Please ensure you help your child to learn these. They are vitally important.     

Supporting your child at home

* Read regularly (at least 3 times a week)
* Keyword Spellings (weekly)
* Target tables support (weekly)
* Homework grid (weekly)

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
Every week the attendance cup is awarded to the class with the best attendance – hopefully our class can win the cup lots of times this coming term!
We will also be awarded points in the Punctuality League. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s score.   

Housepoints

Children can achieve house points for trying hard with their work!

stamps

This year we will be rewarding good behaviour with stamps. Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded a certificate and get the chance to celebrate this achievement with Ms Sparrow or Mr King.

uniform and jewellery

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

snack

We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Snack for infants is charged at £1.50 per week.
To pay for your child's snack, please log in to their Scopay account. Please speak to the office if you do not have your Scopay log in details.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy. A School Dinner is currently provided Free for Year 2

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