Welcome to Year 2

Your child will either be:

     a ‘Panther’, or, 

a ‘Lion’,

a ‘Jaguar.’

If you would like to know more about any of the information about Reception, or you have a question or concern, please feel welcome to come and speak to Mrs Johnson (Years Leader) or Mr Matthews (Assistant Headteacher) or speak to one of the team.

Please note that all Year 2 pupils have PE on Tuesday.

 

Who will be working with my child?

Each class has its own teacher who is your child’s Key Worker. Part of their role is to help ensure that every child’s learning is tailored to meet their individual needs, to help the child become familiar with the setting, offer a settled relationship for the child and build a relationship with you, the parents and carers. They are also supported in this by learning teaching assistants.

Staffing:

Teacher of Jaguars

Mrs. Johnson

(Head of Year)

Teacher of Lions

Miss. Johnston

Teacher of Lions

Mrs. Thornton 

Monday and Wednesday pm)

Teacher of Panthers

Mrs. Cull

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Poonia

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Brook

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Chan

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Ali

The School Day

8:45 – 9:00am

12.15- 1:15

3:10pm

School starts: The children can go straight into class, and get themselves settled before the start of the school day at 9am.

Lunchtime: The children eat their lunch in the Hall with their year group . Then the children play outdoors.

Home time: the children tidy up, collect their belongings and are dismissed to their parent/ carers.

Recommended Texts

Useful Websites

Perfect for 3-11 year olds.

 

Helping at Home

Maths

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.

School Uniform

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.

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!

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.

HOMEWORK

Children need to change their home readers regularly. They can earn stickers each time they change their book.

Spellings are sent home on a Friday ready to be tested the following Friday.

Maths homework is sent home on a Friday and should be returned completed on the following Wednesday in the blue homework folder.

 Year 2 have collins homework books in preparation for end of ks1 expectations. The homework pages are also written in the child’s planner on top of the weekly spelling sheet.