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Welcome back to Year Two
Welcome to Year 2. We are so pleased to be back together in school this term and we cannot wait to get started. We have lots of new strategies in place to keep you safe, as well as our usual hand washing routine.
A very warm welcome back to Year 2.
Your teaching team is Mrs Hughes, Mrs Shaw and Mrs Meek. Mrs Shaw will be our teaching assistant and she will be with us Monday – Friday mornings. Mrs Meek will teach Year 2 on a Tuesday afternoon. Mrs Lowe, Mrs King and Mrs Bolton will also be supporting us throughout the week.
PE will be on a Monday (indoors) and Friday (outdoors weather permitting) afternoon.
Recorders - Thursday afternoons - restarting after Easter 2021
We are so glad to have all the lovely Year 2 children back at school!
Mrs Hughes, Mrs Shaw, Mrs Meek, Mrs Lowe, Mrs King and Mrs Bolton
The Year 2 Team
Mon 8th March 2021 - welcome back and Science Week
Friday 19th March 2021 - Comic Relief
Thursday 1st April 2022 - close for Easter
Check out the class tubs below. The bulbs we planted in the Autumn are looking amazing!
Mrs Hughes Spellings
Words to log and learn - 2B Unit 6
(adding the suffix - ness to turn adjectives into nouns)
Mrs Hughes Spellings
Words to log and learn
Great to be back to 'sort of normal'. Thank you for all your amazing support during 'home learning'. Everybody worked so hard. Thank you.
We are taking things one day at a time so homework will be reading for now. We are getting to grips with the new 'Go Read' system but turning reading books around remains very time consuming as lists of books already read gets longer and lots of books are regularly in quarantine. We look forward to when this won't be necessary.
The children are very smiley and are happy to be back. We have had lots of fun already trying to remember all our routines. We had a great week last week and focused on health and well being.
We are getting stuck into the curriculum more this week which is going well. The maths shape work has really stuck and the children are very confident. It's onto 'Fractions' next.
We hope you continue to stay well. Thank you for all your support and kind comments. We really appreciate it. Do give us a wave at drop off or pick up if you get chance - it's not easy with all the staggering! I am missing not getting to see you all at the start and end of the days.
Do take care,
Mrs Hughes and the Year 2 team.
We will spend time initially recapping phonics, spellings, handwriting and grammar from Year 1. There will be an emphasis on reading and we will be sharing texts in class in guided reading sessions.
Reading - Reading at home is very important. Please encourage your child to read aloud each evening and discuss what they have read. You can support your child by asking them questions about what they have read, help them to make predictions and explore what a character is thinking and feeling. Inference is a 'BIG' Year 2 skill so discussing texts is super important with those 'why' questions. It will take a little while to reintroduce reading books/reading records and your patience is appreciated. We have a new scheme in school and we have some new phonics books for practising particular sounds. Reading books go home on a Monday to be returned on a Friday. Update: no reading records will go home now so 'post its' are being used. Please keep the 'post it' attached so we quickly know whose book is whose in the quarantine box. Thanks so much.
Update: Reading is the homework for now. (8/3/21)
In Year 2, homework is set now being set each Monday and should be completed by Monday of the following week. This has been changed so that we can choose our spelling words to 'log and learn' together for the new unit on a Monday.
No actual work needs to come into school at the moment so most of the homework is activities, discussions, online games etc. I will set Purple Mash 2Dos linked to learning in the classroom and I will post replies weekly to work submitted. There are some great games so do have fun!
It is really important that Year 2 pupils work on their spellings at home. There will be weekly spelling check- ups. Times tables will be introduced later in the year.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions about homework. Hopefully it all makes sense and is easy to follow :)