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Welcome to Year 2!

 

April 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

I hope you had a great Easter break. We had a brilliant Spring term and are looking forward to an exciting and busy Summer term.

 

Staffing

I will be teaching the class every day and Miss Bell will continue to teach the class on a Monday afternoon. Mrs Fullick will be working in Year 2 every day and Mrs Cridland will be working in Year 2 each morning Monday to Thursday.

 

Curriculum Overview

This half term our learning will focus around the theme ‘A Trip to the Sea.’ You can find a curriculum overview which shows you what we will be covering in our learning on our Year 2 page. 

 

Year 2 SATs

During May all children in Year 2 will take the end of Key Stage national tests (often called SATs). These tests are designed to check that children in all schools are making progress. The children will take assessments in Reading and Maths. To help you understand more about this process and the standard required by the end of Year 2, please have a look at the video on the school website.

 

Physical Education

PE will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure that your child has a named kit in school at all times.

 

Home Learning

In Key Stage 1 we will be continuing with the home learning challenge. There are lots of different home learning activities for the children to choose from in their home learning book. They can choose whatever activity they like each week. When they have created an activity, they can cross out the box and colour in the correct number of stars.

 

The children:

 

MUST complete the grey boxes

 

SHOULD aim to earn 20 stars by the end of term

 

COULD earn more than 20 stars by the end of term

 

 

If any of the children manage to earn more than 20 stars by Wednesday 23rd May, they will receive a special home learning certificate. Please remind the children that home learning books/completed activities should be handed in every Wednesday.

 

Spellings

This half term’s spellings will be displayed at the back of the children’s home learning books. The children will have ten spellings to learn each week. They will be tested on these ten spellings and five random spellings from previous weeks. This is to encourage the children to continue to revise previous spellings. Please encourage your child to practice the spellings every week using the spelling ideas in their spelling book. The spelling test will be on a Thursday. Please make sure that the spelling books are in school every day so that we can write the ten spellings in it and also write the children’s spelling test scores.

 

Reading

Please continue to listen to your child read regularly and record this in their reading record. The children should be reading to someone every day for 5 – 10 minutes. It is important that they have the opportunity to talk about the book that they are reading.

To promote reading at home, Year 2 will be continuing with the reading competition this half term. We will check each child's reading record every Friday and if they have read to an adult at home three times or more in a week, they will be given a special reading raffle ticket. This ticket will then be put in the reading jar and if it is one of the three tickets picked out in the draw held before half term, the child will receive a special reading prize.

We are keen to hear from anybody who has some spare time to hear children read during the afternoon. This can be for as little as 10 minutes at the end of the school day. Any time you have to offer is always greatly appreciated.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to come and see me. Additionally, messages can be left on the class DoJo and I can be emailed at gdowning@stjohnstiverton.co.uk.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Miss Downing

Year 2 Class Teacher

 

 

 

 

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