Mrs Watson and Mrs Griffiths are the teachers in Year 2.
Mrs Gibson and Mrs Richardson also work in Year 2, with Mrs Isham and Mr Bailey working with us on a Wednesday.
Year 2 Reading
As part of the children's ongoing home learning, children are still encouraged to read at home 5 times a week over different days to work towards collecting their reading stickers and lucky dips. This can be recorded in the reading record books.
We have ERIC time (Everyone Reading In Class) in our timetables each week to give children more opportunities to read books they enjoy or explore ones they have not read about yet. Children can bring in books from home for this time if they wish too. Our aim is to encourage all children to love reading. We also like to hear about books they read at home and discuss them with the class too.
Reading eggs has recently been launched as another way to encourage and engage children in reading. This app can be downloaded and logged into at home too. Any problems with this please let your class teacher know.
Year 2 Spelling
This term we have focused on learning the year 1 and 2 high frequency and common exception words. We will be continuously practicing these words in guided reading and throughout English sessions. On a regular basis the children will be given sets of these words to learn so that they can practice these with you every day at home in preparation for their tests. It is important to practice their spellings regularly so they can use them in their independent writing.
We will update their spelling scores in their red common books each time they have been tested. The children who score the highest and most improved in each group will be awarded with a super speller certificate in the assembly the following week.
Please find below the electronic version of the year 1 and 2 high frequency and common exception words for your reference should you wish to do additional learning at home.
Later in the year the children will move on to learning the key spelling rules as stated in the national curriculum. These will also be sent home for the children to learn.
As part of our daily active learning we are using BBC Supermovers to help the children with their learning.
these are great fun videos the children can join in and learn the songs and dances to whilst reinforcing the key skills and objectives for the lesson. Below is the link to the Supermovers homepage so you can explore and try some at home.
Maths Home Learning Ideas
We feel it is important that your child continues to reinforce what they have learnt during their Maths lessons in school regularly at home. Below is a list of activities that your child would benefit from carrying out on a regular basis:
Times Table Rock Stars
If you have any trouble using these apps please see your class teacher for more information and login support.