Year 2

Welcome to Sky Class, Year 2, at Shalfleet Primary

Dear Parents/Carers

We welcome you and your child to year 2. This is to let you know about some of our routines.

Staff – The teacher for Sky class is Mrs Jones, supported by Mrs Munn.

  

Early morning routine – Your child can go into the playground from 0820 (with book bag and lunchbox) on Monday and Friday, and when the bell rings at 0830 the children will line up with their belongings, and then go into the Year 2 classroom. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings the children can go into school at 0820 for their response marking and to read before school starts at 0835. Please let the children become independent in looking after their own belongings. The register is called in class at 0835 promptly and closes at 0840.

Fruit time – The children can have a piece of fruit after break at 1030. Year 2 children are provided with a free piece of fruit or vegetable as part of the government’s scheme, or they are welcome to bring a piece of fruit as a snack from home.

Drinks – Each child will need to bring in a named water bottle to drink throughout the day. If they have a sports bottle with a pop up top, then these can be kept on their table in the classroom. Other types of bottle may have to be kept on the draining board or at the side of the classroom, where they can access them at any time.

Lunchboxes – These are stored on a shelf in the classroom.

End of day routine – The day ends for the children at 1500 with the siblings going outside to be picked up and the singles going into the year 4 classroom until they leave at 1515. Year 2 parents can pick up their children from the pick up point (near the car park) from 1500/1515 as applicable.

Toys – Please can you make sure you child only brings in one toy at a time, and it needs to be small, unbreakable and not valuable! Their toy then needs to be kept in your child’s bag on their peg. Toys that encourage aggressive play will not be allowed.

Uniform – We ask that you regularly check that all clothing is clearly labeled, especially jumpers and coats, including their PE kit, and that all children are provided with a hat in hot weather, and a coat when it is cold or wet. We like to get the children out at playtime everyday, even in light rain!

P.E – Our class will have PE and Dance lessons each week, so please make sure their kits are in school each week, these should be brought into school on Mondays and take home to wash on Friday. We only have a small amount of spare kit for anyone to use, otherwise the children will be provided with work to do, to occupy themselves during P.E.

Reading – We will be doing various reading activities every day, and therefore please make sure that the children always have their books in their reading bags in school. Children will continue with their reading record, it is helpful if you can write in it each time you read with your child, and adults at school will do the same to keep you informed of your child’s progress. However, I need to stress that these books are mainly a home reading book, and we will not always hear them read these books. Please be aware that sometimes the children will repeat pages or even whole books to develop fluency and accuracy and we may not necessarily change a book each time they get to the end, as we have to make sure of their understanding of the story and the characters in the book. We will move them on to another book when we are confident they are ready. As Mrs Munn will be working with children needing extra support, and teachers often work with guided reading groups, please try to hear children read at home, as much as you can.

Homework – Spelling homework will be sent home on a Monday night and we would ask that you encourage your child to Look, Cover, Write and Check their spellings at the top part of the page (please practice the words at least 3 or 4 times). These words are then to be put into sentences on the lines below. These words will then be tested the following Monday morning. Your help will be greatly appreciated as regular practice really helps them to feel more confident. When the children have settled into the class routine, Numeracy homework will be sent out on a Friday, to be returned at the latest by the following Friday. Just to let you know that the amount of homework will increase during the year in year 2. There will also be a home task based on the topic they are learning about each half term. These are often art based tasks and can be great fun for children and parents to do together.

Sailor Ted joins us in Year 2, he will go home with a different child each day. The children can draw or write about their adventures in the diary and they can then share it with the class the next day.

Thank you for taking the time to read this very long letter! I hope that the information will help you and your child to settle quickly into year 2. If you have any concerns or questions about your child or our routines, then please do not hesitate to speak to us before or after school. We hope that this will be a fun and happy year.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs N. Jones
Mrs D. Munn

Topics

Y2 Long Term Plan 2018-19

The topics in year 2 this year are as follows:-

Autumn 1  Wonders of the World – Y2-MTP-Autumn 1 – Wonders of the world

Autumn 2  Royal Researchers – 

Spring 1  Fire, Fire! (Great fire of London) – 

Spring 2  Castles and Knights – 

Summer 1  Life in the freezer! (North and South poles) – 

Summer 2  Save Our Seas –

Move Up day

Please see below some photos of what we got up to in Y2 last year…

Some of our numeracy

Here are the children’s amazing snow mobiles…

A science experiment to see how different materials would effect the speed and distance of a car…

 

Weighing and measuring practical skills…

Hula Hooping…

Our fantastic art…

 

Please click on the links below to access details of our curriculum & planners:

Curriculum Overview KS1

RE Shalfleet YR & KS1 Long term plan

Spelling Progression Map for the Curriculum

SPAG Whole School Curriculum

Year 2 English Overview

English Glossary of Terms

Numeracy for Key Stages 1 and 2

Writing Assessment Year 2

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