Welcome back again to Year 2!
We hope you are looking forward to the rest of the year back in school. We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back!
Mrs Jarvis and Mrs Pring will be supported by Mrs Alford, Mrs Baker and Mrs Plant. We are all here to help you with any questions or problems you may have so please do not hesitate to ask. We realise that it has been a strange year for everybody and your happiness at school is very important to all of us.
Here is some important information about your school week:
P.E days will be on a Thursday and Friday. No children should bring a PE kit to school. Please wear appropriate P.E kit to school on these days. Prepare for the sessions to be outdoors unless the weather does not allow for this.
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PPA Cover (Tuesday/Wednesday pm)
Some useful class information:
Your child will not need to bring anything other than a water bottle, reading book and packed lunch (if they are not having a school dinner) to school, as all other equipment will be provided. There is NO need to bring in a pencil case. Each table has access to their own plentiful equipment. We will expect packed lunch boxes to be kept on pegs.
Your child will have a reading book and diary kept in school. We will send a separate reading diary home to record home reading of books from the Pomphlett website. If a child moves to a different colour book band, we will inform you on the Friday. A weekly photo of the reading diary should be uploaded to Seesaw on a Friday as part of Year 2 Homework. Please encourage your child to read at home. Little and often really is the best option with 5-10 minutes every day being a great starting point.
We will not be sending spelling books home. The spellings will be on the Year 2 web page for practice at home during the week. Your child will tell you the phonics phase they are in.
Homework will resume after Easter and will be sent home in a pink homework book every three weeks, at the start of each new unit. It will be provided on a home learning grid, similar to the ones used during lock down. These will be stuck in the children's homework books and uploaded onto Seesaw and the school website. It will consist of a variety of tasks across the curriculum and will include compulsory and optional tasks. Some tasks can be completed in the homework books whilst other completed work may be photographed and put on Seesaw. Please help us by encouraging your children to complete their homework.
The first learning grid will be sent home after the Easter holidays.
Times Tables and Number Facts
These are tested weekly on a Friday, through Big Maths Beat That. It is essential that they practice these number facts regularly. 'Learn its' practice sheets are on the Year 2 web page and can be practiced without printing out. The more confident children are with their number facts and times tables - the easier other aspects of maths will be.
The children will be taking part in two PE sessions a week (currently Thursday and Friday). Therefore PE kit should be worn to school on those days. PE kit consists of white T-shirt and white or black shorts, black tracksuits or black leggings can be worn during cold weather, and trainers should be easy to run in.
As we will not be able to run information meetings this year, please read the PowerPoint that we have provided at the bottom of the class page. We will also use the Seesaw app, and when last year's pages are archived we will be in touch with new logon details for this year.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via: a message on Seesaw, phone call to the school or popping into the school office. We look forward to working with you on your child's education the rest of this year.