Year 2 2023 - 2024
Welcome to the Year 2 Class Page!
Miss Griffiths and Mrs Jones are teaching in Glissando class
Miss Morgan is teaching in Melody class
Mrs McGoldrick is teaching across both classes
Here you will find all relevant news and curriculum information for the term ahead.
In the files, you will find the topic web with information for what will be taught in Year 2.
We hope your children have a fantastic year.
Reading and Phonics
Learning to read remains a top priority. Your child will have daily phonic sessions to develop their reading and spelling as we begin the Autumn term, then we will move onto whole class shared reading lessons. The children will also be taught to read in group guided reading sessions each week.
We have shared the common exception word list for Year 2 on Seesaw. These are the words that children will need to learn to read and spell by the end of the year. Of course, you do not need to learn them all at once - focus on approximately 5 per week and constantly go back and revisit to ensure they are retained in your child's long-term memory.
Rainbow Reading Challenge
To encourage children to read for pleasure at home, the children are invited to take part in our whole-school reading reward challenge. Children will receive stamps on bookmark cards based on how many books they have read at home. This does not include their school phonics reading book, but instead their books of choice.
Children will receive 1 stamp per book or 2 stamps if they choose to read a book from the recommended reading list of books for Year 2.
Bookmark cards will be stamped in school once an adult at home has confirmed the book has been completed. A comment or signature in your child’s reading diary is all that’s needed.
Each time your child fills a bookmark card, they will receive a colour badge in our class celebration assembly, with the aim of collecting all the colour badges of the rainbow. Once the whole rainbow reader challenge has been achieved for the new academic year, your child’s name will be entered into a raffle for a prize.
10 stamps = red badge 50 stamps = blue badge
20 stamps = orange badge 60 stamps = indigo badge
30 stamps = yellow badge 70 stamps = violet badge
40 stamps = green badge
Maths objectives will be linked to White Rose using the Power Maths scheme. We will focus and use various concrete, pictorial and written methods to consolidate your child’s understanding and recognise the relationship between each operation.
Each child will have a login for Times Table Rockstars Times Tables Rock Stars – Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com). Please ensure children regulary log in and practise their times tables. We will also play in clss and are sure that the children will love it!
Homework will be set on Seesaw and will be available on a Friday. Children will be set English and Maths homework on alternative weeks. Where possible, the homework set will link to the area of learning we have covered in class that week. Once completed, a picture can be uploaded onto Seesaw for us to see or you can write directly onto the page. If your child has any problems with the homework set, please let us know and we can go through it with them at school. If a paper copy is needed then please ask.
PE and Forest School
Children in Melody class will have PE on a Wednesday.
Children in Glissandro will have PE on a Thursday. Please ensure school PE kit is brought in on this day.
Forest School for both classes will be on a Wednesday. Please ensure children have wellies, a change of clothes and waterproof coat.
Ways you can foster a love of learning:
- Hearing your child read daily
- Supporting your child with weekly homework (Reading, Writing and Maths)
- Reading stories, poems, magazines to your children.
- Encouraging your child to be curious about the world around them.
- Providing lots of opportunities for your child to write in different contexts.
- Talking and listening to your child.
- Noticing their environment.
- Encouraging a sense of ‘awe and wonder’
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat to us at the door before or after school. We look forward to spending this year with you and your amazing children!
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