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Welcome to Year 2 AL

Hello and welcome to Class 2AL!

 

Our class teacher is Mr Logan and our teaching assistants are Mrs Webster.  In addition Mrs Summers teaches us on a Thursday.

 

In our class the rules and expectations are built around the core values of our school.

STARS

  • Sharing
  • Trust
  • Achievement
  • Respect
  • Safety

 

English Information

Reading is crucial in everything that children do. We aim to nurture a love of reading and encourage children to read a wide range of texts. We monitor children’s reading at home through the Home School Diaries and each week we award one child as reader of the week. It is a whole school expectation that children read five times per week. We teach reading through guided reading sessions in school each day where we spend time reading and analysing texts within a small group situation.

 

Maths Information

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Year 2 is to ensure that children become increasingly fluent with whole numbers, fractions and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. This should ensure that children develop efficient written and mental methods and perform calculations accurately. Children should also develop their ability to solve a range of problems and develop mathematical reasoning. By the end of year 2, pupils should be fluent with the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables and be able to use these in a variety of situations.

Discrete Maths lessons are taught on a daily basis although Maths is linked to topic where possible. Children are encouraged to use and apply their Maths skills through real life situations.

 

PE and Kit Information

Our PE day is a Wednesday. We also do Forest School on a Friday afternoon.

Wednesday – Outdoor PE

 

It is really important that the children have a suitable PE kit in school on our PE days so that they can participate fully in the activities.

The PE kit is as follows:

Navy shorts, white polo shirt, white socks, navy joggers, navy jumper and trainers.  (Please note: sun hats will be needed during the summer)

All items of the PE kit should be clearly labelled and kept in a PE bag with the child’s name on the outside.

 

Homework

Spellings are sent home on a weekly basis and the test will be on a Friday each week. In addition, the red homework books will be sent home each week with either a piece of Maths or a piece of English homework relating to work covered in lessons. The children will also need to learn the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables by heart to use in their maths work this year. Reading remains a priority and we expect the children to read at least 5 times a week with an adult.  It is really important that with all homework the children are encouraged to complete it independently but then supported when necessary.

 

Topic Information for the Term

You will find links to the topic web for each term in 'The Curriculum' subsection in 'About Us'. The topic web will allow you to see what your child is covering across the curriculum during this academic year.

 

Unlocking Learning

All children have a Phonics Bug and Education City login and this resource can be used at home to encourage further learning.  Please support your child in using the following websites:

 

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

www.educationcity.com

www.primaryinteractive.co.uk

www.topmarks.co.uk