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Year 2

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Thursday 12th September 2019

This week we have been revising the sounds ay, ai and a_e. During the autumn term we will be working through all of the set2 and set 3 speed sounds. 

We have also been learning and revising number facts in maths. We have been using what we already know to extend our learning. 

We have nearly sorted out everybody's reading books and spelling books so if your child hasn't brought them home yet, they are on their way! We aim to have them with you by next Tuesday. 

Thursday 5th September 2019

Dear everyone,

Just a quick note to say "hello" and give you a little bit of key information about year two. There are three members of staff in our room, Mrs Clement -Taylor, Mrs Jerome and myself. One of us will always be on the door to welcome the children and be available to talk to you if you need us. It is often easier to talk before school rather than at the end of the day when we are dismissing the children.

I am currently ( until half term) taking year three swimming on a Wednesday afternoon so Miss Deakin will be covering my class until I return at 2.30. She will also be covering the class on a Thursday afternoon whilst I am on P.P.A. She will be teaching problem solving, R.E. and I.C.T 

 

We are currently carrying out phonics and maths assessments to help us meet the needs of all of our children and plan for the next few weeks. Please bare with us. We will sort out reading books and spelling books as soon as we can.  

All children will continue to have RWInc or similar reading books sent home on a weekly basis. If children complete the RWInc scheme this year, then they will continue to read  at least weekly. All children read on a Tuesday afternoon and then as often as possible during the week. We take advantage of every opportunity to hear our children read and this may be on any day of the week. Reading books will usually be changed on a Tuesday but on occasions it may be on a different day depending on what is going on in the classroom that day. Our classroom is a very busy place with lots of activity! For this reason, please make sure that your child has their book in school every day. Reading at home is about enjoyment and understanding what is read so please ensure that you discuss the text with your child and encourage them to show their understanding of what they have read.

The children will be assessed on their reading of high frequency words and some will have words home to practice reading by sight (not sounding out) regularly.   

 

High frequency word spellings will also be sent home and then tested within school, allowing the children a week to practice and learn them. Spellings are tested on an individual basis and  at various times throughout the week so please ensure that your child’s pink book is in school every day.

If you would like to practice other spellings, please concentrate on the sound found at the front of the RWInc books, e.g. If the sound on the front of their book is ‘ee’, practise spelling words with that sound e.g. see, been, tree, three.

 

We are working hard to learn to read and write our Read Write Inc sounds. Below this note you will find some resources that you can use at home. I hope you find them useful.

P.E. will be on a Friday. I think we have most P.E. kits in school now but if you haven't sent it in,please could you do so tomorrow. (Friday 6th Sept) or asap. Thank you!

We will shortly be starting our topic for this term. We are going to be learning about the Rugby World Cup. We have had a brief discussion about it today and I have challenged the children to find out more about the home of the Welsh team, the Principality stadium. I have asked them to find out a fact about it. They are going to tell us their fact on Monday.

 

We are encouraging the children to be more independent. They have all been given their own folder containing all the resources that they need during the school day. We have been very impressed by the way they have looked after their belongings and taken responsibility for  keeping the classroom  tidy. 

The children have settled very quickly into year two and we are looking forward to having lots of fun this year! I will try to keep the website updated with photos and more information about our adventures!

Hopefully I have provided answers to any questions that you might have had. If not, please pop in and ask.

Best wishes,

Miss Stephens

 

 

 

Useful websites to make learning fun!

Information for Parents and Carers about the National Tests May 2018

 

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