Welcome to Year 2 - Horse Chestnut
Mrs Jackie Read & Mrs Zara McDonough Class Teachers
Mr Tom Kelly
PE is on a Friday, please make sure all PE kit is named and in school on those days.
Spellings, this half term, will be for the half term with a Spelling Challenge in the last week of term. We will focus on a few of them each week and will let you know what these are.
Please aim to read with your child at least 4 times a week and record this in their reading record book. It is useful to ask questions about the book you’re reading so children build good comprehension skills.
Books will be changed on a Fridays.
Your child will be given a book to bring home to read every week and it can be changed regularly. 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. It also helps if children are encouraged to read things around the house so that they are constantly practising their reading skill. The children are welcome to bring books from home to read during quiet reading 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 number and times table facts in class through our morning "Must do's!" and it would be helpful if this is supported at home.
Please practise and learn off by heart the 2x and 10x tables
The children will be starting to learn cursive letter formation and asked to join their handwriting. We will do this daily in class so they can have lots of practice before writing in their work books. It would be useful if children are encouraged to write this way at home.
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.