Year 2

Welcome to our Year 2 Classes

The teachers in Year 2 are Mrs. Levy and Mrs. Smith.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Smith.

 

Welcome to Year 2.

In Year 2 your child will need to bring their reading book bag every day. They will be able to change their books on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, providing the reading record book has been signed. Please ensure they only bring their reading book, reading folder, and relevant homework in their books bags (NO KEYRINGS or TAGS), as it needs to fit in a small tray along with their indoor PE kit (white T- shirt, black shorts and black pumps — no bag needed). ALL PE KITS MUST BE LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME.

For outdoor PE your child will need to bring their PE kit (tracksuit, extra T-Shirt and Velcro trainers) in on the outdoor PE day only in a stringed sports bag. Due to both the limited cloakroom space and because PE kits can get wet, they will need to bring it home the same day.

All stationery will be provided by school and the children will not be allowed to bring pencil cases.

Thank you.

Year 2 staff.

 

Internet Safety

The following links provide key information and useful tips for keeping your child safe online. Please familiarise yourself with the content.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

https://www.youtube.com/user/ceop/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parental-controls-offered-your-home-internet-provider

 

Christmas Pomander Balls

This week the year 2 children are making ‘Pomander Balls’ which will be available to buy at the Christmas Fair this Friday.  If you cannot make the Fair on Friday, and you still want the pomander, can you send in £1.00 on Friday 30th November and your child can take their pomander home with them.

 

School Timetable

School timetable is due to be updated soon.

 

Autumn Newsletter

Please click on link to view what the children will be learning in Year 2 this Autumn Term.

Year 2

 

Purple Mash

Purple Mash is an award-winning website for primary school children. It enables the children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. The children have been provided with an individual login to support topics that have been covered in class. Click on link below to access the site:-

http://www.purplemash.com/sch/stvincentsol12

 

 

Curriculum Newsletter

To be updated.

 

Reading at home

We would appreciate it if your child could read each evening for around ten minutes. For a lot of the children now, discussion of the text is far more important than whether or not they can read the words (because probably they can!). So as a guidance it may be that you read 3 or 4 pages and then spend the rest of the time asking your child about what they have read. This will be discussed in some detail during our first Parents Meeting in October. Please note that as your child/ren progresses through the reading scheme the books become lengthier and it is therefore not expected for them to complete more than one a week.

As in Year 1 the children will be taught reading during Guided Reading sessions with their teacher. For this we use different books and monitor progression through separate record keeping. Therefore teachers will not hear the children read the books that they bring home. However we do have teaching assistants and helpers from the parish that come in to hear readers and so sometimes you may see a comment from one of these people in your child’s record.

Spellings

Spellings will be sent home with your child on a Friday for you to practise at home together. We will then have a spelling test each Friday to assess progress made. We are very grateful for any support you can provide your child with in this area. The children have been given a spelling book to stick their spellings into. This is book is also for use at home when they children are practising their spellings. It must be brought in to school every Friday.

 

Water Bottles (Please fill with Water Only).

Your child is welcome to bring a water bottle to school each day to drink in class. It must however has a ‘sports lid’ that eliminates (well reduces the risk of spills). We encourage the children to take them home each evening, rinse them and bring them in full each day.

 

Useful Websites

Here are some websites that we find useful in Y2:

www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk
www.coxhoe.durham.sch.uk
www.topmarks.co.uk
www.senteacher.org
www.ictgames.com

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/index.html
http://arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/space-race/space-race.html
http://www.ictgames.com/spitfireufo.html