Welcome to our new Year 2 pupils!
We are so pleased to be welcoming our new Year 2 pupils to school on Wednesday 2nd September 2020. A letter has been sent to all parents detailing the new pick up/drop off points and timings- you can also find this letter attached at the bottom of this page.
As you are aware, due to the ongoing pandemic, school life will be slightly different to what children are normally used to. Our tables are spaced out and there will only be two pupils seated at a table. Please encourage good hygiene from home as we will be emphasising the importance of this at school.
During the first half of this term, as well as learning the Year 2 curriculum, there will also be many catch up sessions taking place in order to fill gaps in pupils' learning from Year 1. These catch up sessions will mainly take place in the afternoons and there will be a strong focus on English, Maths and Phonics. As this class didn't take their Year 1 phonics screening test due to school closures, these will be conducted in the Autumn term (more information will be provided in due course).
Homework is set on a Friday and is expected to be completed and returned no later than the following Wednesday. Your child can expect to receive homework for spelling, reading, timestables and vocabulary. It is important that your child learns their vocabulary as this is linked to the book that they will be reading in class the following week. Parental home support is vital in giving your child/children that valuable time at home, helping them to read or complete homework.
PE this half term will be on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that children have their earrings removed or covered by plasters from home on this day. The correct PE uniform must also be worn: Yellow PE shirt, black PE shorts or jogging bottoms and black pumps.
In English we will be reading stories with a familiar setting and this will lead to the children writing their own imaginative stories based on The Jolly Postman.
Phonics will continue on a daily basis and the majority of children will be starting Phase 6 which will teach them about spelling patterns and rules.
It is very important that by the end of Year 2 the children should know their x2 table, x5 table and x10 table. There is also an expectation that x3 and x4 tables are being learned. There will be opportunities in class for the children to practise these tables. Any practice which your child can do at home will be most beneficial.
We will also teach number, place value, addition and subtraction, measurement and shape.
In PSHE, we will be studying a unit on Mental Health. This is ideal at this time as we return to school after unexpected recent events. Pupils will have an opportunity to share their feelings and be taught strategies to effectively manage and address feelings, emotions and circumstances.
The members of staff in Year 2 are:
Mrs Alli- Year 2 teacher and Key Stage 1 leader
Mrs Haji- Teaching Assistant
Mrs Matadar- 1:1 Special Needs Assistant
Mrs Saleem- 1:1 Special Needs Assistant
Year 2 Autumn 1