Welcome to Class 2
A very warm welcome to our class page.
Please remember to come and visit the Class 2 page to view photos and information linked to your child's learning.
In Year 2 the name of the phonics and reading schemes we use are:
Oxford Reading Tree
Letters and Sounds
Welcome to Class 2 and I hope you all had a lovely summer break. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with you and your child this academic year.
Throughout this year I will be assisted by Mrs Woods who is our classroom assistant. Both Mrs Woods and myself are delighted to be working together and we aim to give your child a fun and challenging year that is rich with different learning opportunities.
During this term our topic is ‘Food Glorious Food’. There is a topic web attached so that you will see in greater detail the learning journey your child will be undertaking this term.
On a practical note the children will have PE on a Friday. Please could you make sure that your child keeps their PE kit in school and that every piece of clothing is clearly labelled with their name. If possible please could your child also bring in an old long sleeved shirt from home to use during Art and Design Technology activities. This will be kept in school all year. New spellings and a spelling test will also be on Friday. Please help your child learn the new spellings and encourage them to sound out words, explaining the meaning of them.
Homework in Class 2 involves weekly English, Maths and Spelling tasks. Homework will be set on a Thursday and expected to be returned on the next Wednesday. In addition to weekly homework, it is expected that your child should read for 10 minutes every day. We would like you to record in their reading diary every time they have read at home. Reading is extremely important in Class 2. It is very important that you discuss the book your child is reading. For example: why did a character do that? Why did say that do you think? What did they mean when they said…? Reading every day is vital for your child to progress at the expected level for Year 1 and 2. It will help to develop their fluency, pace, understanding and vocabulary which is necessary for them as they progress throughout the school. Asking questions about the book they have just read will develop their recall and memory skills and move them forward in their reading ability.
To help your child in their learning and progress, beginning to learn the 2 x table will be invaluable in their development in maths. In year 2 children will be expected to count fluently in 2, 3, 5, 10 and the corresponding times table will certainly help them in all areas of maths. Year 1 are expected to be able to count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
Thank you for your support and, together with Mrs Woods, I look forward to working with your child and yourselves over the coming year. If you have any concerns please feel free to come and speak to me.