Welcome to Our Year 2 Page!
Last updated 01/10/19
Swimming (Jan 2020)
Children can change their home reading book any day and will read with an adult at least weekly.
Nurture Creativity Honesty Respect Wellbeing Learning
The Year 2 Team
Mrs Damelza Theodoridis (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Katie Freeman (Thu-Fri): Class Teachers
Mrs Sue Vincent, Mrs Jane Penny-Meech, Mrs Sally Teale: Teaching Assistants
Mrs Charlotte Cunningham: Violin Teacher
Latest Home Learning Information
In Year 2, the children are given their green homework books each Friday. It is better to think along the lines of 'little and often' and as some families prefer to work with their children on weeknights and others weekends, you'll have more freedom as to when your child completes homework with you. The more notes that you make on your child's work, the more we get from it. Please return completed homework by the following Thursday. There is a letter in the inside cover explaining the grid system! Spellings are sent home each week in addition and children should aim to read with an adult at home, three times a week.
Think about the following questions...
• How much of the work was done independently?
• Was there something you struggled to help them understand?
• Was it too easy?
• Were you unsure of how we teach something in class?
If you'd like more guidance, please ask!
PE is preferably on a Monday but can often move to Tuesday.
Outdoor kit: white t-shirt, black/navy shorts or jogging bottoms, a hoody if it's chilly and socks and trainers. Black gym pumps get damp very easily and don't support the children's ankles.
Indoor kit: white t-shirt and dark shorts.
Swimming: Wednesday PM January to March - swimsuit, towel, and plastic bag are all that are needed. No armbands or shower gel are neccessary.
Please let us know if your child is unable to take part in PE by catching us in the playground, calling the school office or sending in a note. Please ensure no earrings or other jewelery are worn on these days. Thanks!
School Code of Conduct and Rewards
The children in Year 2 are clued up on what is expected of them, in and out of class. We have a school code of conduct and a class charter which we refer to regularly when managing behaviour. We have agreed, as a class, to work together to keep things running smoothly. There are lots of different rewards for those who demonstrate kindness, excellent behaviour, a consistently good attitude to learning and self improvement!
Making great choices and trying hard can lead to...
• Being promoted to the sofa or having your name moved upward, along a scale
• House points (celebrated as a school on Mondays)
• Certificates and stickers to take home
• Your name being used in a story
• Featuring on the class web page / Tapestry
What's That All About?
What on earth is GoNoodle? What's this about mirrors?
Over the last few years and with thanks to the ever-growing online community, teachers from all over the world are able to connect and share their successes, ideas and teaching methods. I'm proud to be working with other teachers in America, Canada and Australia. Some of my favourite teaching strategies and lesson ideas have come from across the pond. I love sharing this with my class.
Take a look at the videos below for a bit of an explanation!
Maths Meetings & Fluency
A'Maths Meeting or 'Number Talk' is a ten to fifteen minute meeting which focuses purely on number. We'll be looking at calculation strategies and how to get started with confidence when first faced with a problem. I'm hoping that these meetings will help children to revise past learning and clear up any misconceptions. They will be at a separate time from our normal maths lesson. Have a look at the first few minutes of this video down below on the left. The teacher is introducing Number Talk for the first time. She's very clear and patient with the kids and although the initial problem, 7 + 3 seems almost too simple, it's the conversation that follows which is important. Mr Thain here on the right is explaining Number Talks to his peers and parents.