Year 2 Key Information
PE will take place on Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure children are sent into school wearing their PE kits on these days. There are no facilities for them to get changed within school in the current climate.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday and I ask that it is handed in by Wednesday so I have the opportunity to mark it before returning it on Friday. There will be one piece of English and Maths each week and a selection of Topic homework which they can choose from. I give homework points for each piece completed and offer prizes to the 5 children with the most points at the end of the term. The more homework that is completed, the more points they can earn. I have tried to start it slowly and simply to get them back into the habit of doing homework again but please just give me a shout if you have any problems or need any help.
We do a daily phonics lesson in school which is based on Monster Phonics (Monsterphonics.com). The children are really enjoying getting to know the monsters and spotting their sounds within words. I have found a parent Login - Username: parents, Password: homelearning. Please have a look and get talking to the children about it.
I have completed the first round of reading assessments to gain a reading level for our accelerated reading scheme. This has given me a range from which the children can choose a book from. I have a selection of these now in the classroom. Not all children were able to access the scheme and they have chosen a book from a different range which we will work on together. Please ensure reading books are in school every single day as we try to hear all the children read every day in class. Please hear your child read every night and then sign their record to say you have done so. They will receive a 'Reading Book Worm' every time they read at home. This is then put into a prize draw.
I have received some plastic wallets now but they have been too small for the homework books so I am working on getting some bigger ones.
The PACT folder will have their reading book, Homework book and any letters or communications for you. Please ensure this is in school every day.
I think that is everything for now but I will update you if I think of anything else.
Please do just send me a message/email if you have any questions and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I am here for your children and truly want to support them as best as I can.