Stanks Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 5BY

01132941066

info@grimesdyke.leeds.sch.uk

The sky is the limit for Y2...

Reading in Y2

Your child will be given 2 books to bring home to read on a Friday every week. The children should read and chat about stories for at least 10 minutes every night in order to consolidate sounds learnt in Y1 and newly learnt sounds and skills from Y2. The children are welcome to bring books from home to put in our ‘swap box’ for a few weeks for their friends to read and enjoy during independent reading times. We’re very lucky to have Mrs Dunwell with us on a Tuesday morning to read with the children. Mrs Wooldrige and Mrs McDonough listen to the children read daily during Guided Reading. The children will have a weekly spelling challenge on a Tuesday morning, the spellings will link to in class phonics sessions.

Maths in Y2

Amongst lots of other things your child will be learning to tell the time this year. It would be wonderful if at home you could refer to the time often and support your child by encouraging them to wear an analogue watch. We will also be learning times table facts so get ready to hear lots of singing and chanting! 3 x 10 is 30! And so on…

Focus on 2, 3 and 5 times table facts. 

Handwriting

The children will be starting to learn cursive letter formation and asked to join their handwriting. I’ll be sending home lots of handwriting practise to complete as homework as it can be quite a challenge at first!

General Reminders

The children will be doing PE on  Fridays or Mondays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled.

The children have been provided with their own personal water bottle so there is no need to provide one.  

Feel free to pop into class on mornings or home time, our door is always open to parents and carers.

Each week we have:

  • Tuesday - Spelling test  
  • Thursday - Count Me In!
  • Friday -  PE and new reading books

At the beginning of each half term we have a times table Maths challenge.