Welcome to Year Two
Welcome to Year Two with Mrs Cook . The teaching assistants in Y2 are Mrs Sanderson in the mornings, and Mrs Chirms in the afternoons. Mrs Fidler covers PPA time on a Thursday afternoon.
Year Two weekly homework includes monster phonic reading, reading their own choice of school library book, weekly spellings and 3 garage games on TTRockstars.
We give dojo points each day the children read at home up to a max of 7 per week. We ask please that children read to an adult at least 3 times a week. A phonics based reading book will be sent home each week. These need to be read as often as possible so the children are really confident, we will change them weekly, so we ask if you can please send them back into school each day as we do use them for 1:1 reading. They need to be handed in on a Friday and will be cleaned over the weekend and changed on a Monday. The children can choose, and change their coloured spot reading books as often as needed. These books are for reading pleasure and may contain some tricky words, so it is fine if these books need to be read to the children.They will gain valuable vocabulary experience from this through being asked questions from the text.
We will send 10 group or individual spellings home on a Friday, and the test will be the following Friday. We will post the spellings in the children's own portfolios on class dojo. Please ensure children know what the word means as well as how to spell it.
Times tables will be checked throughout the week in daily maths lessons rather than a weekly test. The children have now been given a new log on to Times Tables Rock Stars, and we ask that they complete 3 (or more) games per week in the garage band section. This will contain tables set by myself and is tailored to each individual child. We will mainly be working on x10, x5, x2 and moving onto x3.
PE is on Mondays and Thursdays. We must do PE outside at the moment due to social distancing, so please ensure your child is wearing suitable, named clothes on these days. Earrings need to be removed or covered with plasters. The children need to be able to do this themselves as we are not allowed to assist. Long hair must be tied up.
Please can we ask that water bottles are named and taken home and cleaned each evening.
At the end of the day the children will be sent out the top entrance in their specific letter groups.
If you have any queries about anything at all please don't hesitate to send me a message on class dojo. If it is a school lunch or admin query then the office will be pleased to help.