Welcome to Our Year 2 Page!
The Year 2 Team
The class is taught by Mrs Jones (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Truman (Thurs and Fri).
The class will be supported by Mrs Vincent, Mrs Mitchell, Ms Pressley, Mr Gaston, Mrs Wright, Mrs Underwood and Mrs Howell.
This year is going to be so much fun! We will be doing lots of PSHE in the first few weeks and getting used to be being back in school. We have liaised closely with the Year 1 teachers to find out which areas of the curriculum have not been taught and we will be working on addressing this during the first half of the autumn term. We would also like to take this opportunity to let you know that we will not be formally assessing the children for the first few weeks, we want to give them the opportunity to settle back into the school routine. When we feel the children are ready to be assessed, these will be practical activities and will be made to be as fun as possible
We very much value your support in ensuring your child is equipped for school each day:
In Year 2, your child will read with an adult at least once a week, when their ‘take home’ reading scheme book is changed. Your child is also free to select an additional book from the same stickered colour band to support their reading at home. The children will participate in guided reading during the day; reading a challenging text with an adult. The children also read a range of texts as a class, providing further opportunities for us to monitor and assess your child’s reading. Please make sure that your child brings their reading book and diary into school each day.
**Please note that when a book is returned, it will be placed into a “quarantine box” and not returned onto the shelf until 72 hours has passed**
Our allocated days for P.E this year are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child arrives to school in their PE kit on these days. The children will need a pair of shorts and a T-shirt. They will also need a pair of suitable sports shoes for P.E. e.g. plimsolls or trainers.
Due to Health and Safety regulations, all children with hair longer than chin length will need to wear their hair tied back for P.E sessions. If your child has their ears pierced, please ensure that they do not wear earrings on P.E days. If your child is able to remove their earrings independently, then they will be encouraged to take them out before P.E lessons and put them in a small packet or box to take home at the end of the day. As usual, please ensure that every item of your child’s P.E kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name.
In Year 2, Homework will be sent out weekly, this will include: Reading and Spellings. We will start this once the children have settled fully into the new class routines. Please give your child as much support with this as he or she needs and add any comments into their reading diaries so that we can support them in school as necessary.
If you have any queries about your child, or information to pass on to us, we are available at the end of each day for a brief word. If you need to speak to us for more than a couple of minutes, please make an appointment via the school office. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are sure that this term will be a happy one for the children as they settle back into school and into Year 2! We look forward to our year’s involvement with you.