Teacher: Mrs Barlow
Supporting: Mrs Dale, Mrs Jones and Miss McNab
Here is some important information for you:
Drop off time: Year 2 = 8:45am
Collection time: Year 2 = 3.15pm
Please can the children bring in a named water bottle and a coat each day and ensure ALL school uniform is named. Children also need their reading folder in school everyday.
Our PE days this term will be Monday and Friday. Children should come to school in their PE kit on these days. This consists of navy or black joggers/shorts with their house coloured PE t-shirt as well as their school hoodie or school jumper. Please make sure your child is not wearing earrings on PE days. Removing/covering earrings is a health and safety requirement and delays the start of the lesson.
Children will also receive enrichment Makaton activities with Mrs. Melling each Wednesday. Children should come to school dressed for the sessions on these days.
We will be launching new reading schemes in school this year called ‘Little Wandle’ and Accelerated Reader. More details and information will follow regarding how these schemes work.
Each week we will teach a new spelling pattern and share a list of words that include the rule we are learning. We will also teach “challenge words” which are spellings that children often find tricky because phonic patterns don’t fit. These words need to be learned off by heart. The children will be given a yellow book with their list in each Monday. I will also post the list on our website. Please do not practise spellings in this book. Children will be tested each Monday in the back of the book and will be used to assess children’s spelling progression.
By the end of Year 2 children need to know by heart their 2, 5 and 10 times tables so we will get started practising these in class from our first week. Some children pick these up quickly but if your child finds memorisation difficult, you might want to practise these at home. We have shared useful resources on the Year 2 home learning page of the school website. Each Friday children will be given a green book with a short times table task in it. Please complete this at home and return the book by the following Friday.
Show & Tell
We love to hear about the children’s hobbies and home lives. Show & Tell is also terrific way to build children’s confidence speaking up in front of their peers. Show and tell will be done on Monday mornings. Please send in photos or items children might like to share.
We will use the school’s website and parent mail to share information and updates throughout the year and in the meantime, if you have any questions, please just ask!