Count forwards and backwards in 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Count objects around the home and estimate amounts.
Learn the 2x, 5x and 10x tables in and out of order and related division facts. Recite them, chant them, sing them, write them, draw them, make them… it all helps.
Telling the time – o’clock/half past/ quarter past and to. Play ‘what’s the time…’ or discuss how long things will take.
Money – help them recognize coins, add coins, give change and work out total costs.
Reading and Writing
Encourage clear speech and insist on talking in full sentences.
Re-read the RWI books sent home. Practice the speed sounds, key words and encourage reading with fluency and expression.
read and discuss class readers and add comments to the blue reading diary. Reward good reading and regular book updates.
Read library books together. join a local library and share special books.
Encourage good book care.
Spelling – Encourage your child to use ‘Fred Talk’ to sound out unfamiliar words. Give your child words to spell out to you. reward good effort at spelling things.
Writing – encourage sentence talk (not one word responses) and regular writing practice. Write down whole sentences using finger spaces and punctuation. Read back writing to check it makes sense. Buy them fancy paper and pens to use at home.
REMEMBER – Learning is fun.
Relax and Enjoy!
Children need to change their home readers regularly. They can earn stickers each time they change their book.
Spellings are sent home on a Wednesday ready to be tested the following Wednesday.
Maths homework is sent home on a Friday and should be returned completed on the following Wednesday in the blue homework folder.
Later in the year children will be bringing home a writing journal on a weekly basis to record and practice different forms of writing.
We insist that all our Year 2 pupils are smartly dressed each day in school uniform.
This includes a school tie, black school shoes and a dark coloured outdoor coat. All items of uniform, including PE kit, must be labelled clearly with your child’s name and class.
Attendance and Punctuality
It is very important that your child comes to school every day and they arrive on time. Please collect your child promptly at 3.10 pm. If there are any problems or changes contact the school asap.