Welcome to our Year 2 page!

Reading at Home

Just to remind you that ideally you should listen to your child read for 10 minutes most nights and record their progress in their reading diaries. This extra reading at home makes so much difference to your child's reading and really improves their reading skills. It's a case of a little (and often) goes a long way!


Spellings

This year, whilst your child is in Year 2 each group will be given a list of between 6 and 10 spellings to learn for the following week. These will be given out and tested on a Monday. They will consist of words which contain the phoneme (sound) the children have been learning for that week.

After a week to learn and practise them,  they will then be tested in class, the following week. This is pretty similar to the spellings your child brought home last year, the only difference being that they will be tested in a whole class instead of a small group and there will be a wider breadth and variety of vocabulary that your child will be accessing and being taught.

I'm in no doubt the children will love the challenge of the new spellings and will be just brilliant spelling whizzes, throughout the year!

Below is a link to a fact sheet providing some really excellent tips and ideas for practising spellings with your child.

Spell a tricky word


P.E

P.E lessons for this first term in year two, will be every Monday and Tuesday. Please, if you can make sure that P.E kits are definitely in school on those days and with the cold weather on its way, we do ask if you could supply a pair of jogging trousers or something warm for the children to have on their legs.

Also, at some points during the term we are very lucky in that we will be having some trips down to Brimington Junior School for some gymnastic afternoons! This will be indoor and as far as we know, will be on Tuesdays. We will obviously remind you of this at a later date, as it approaches.


Homework

Homework books will be given out a little later in the term, as we feel we will give the children a few weeks to settle into the spelling and reading routines first. Tasks will be added in ready for the children to take home on a Thursday and then will be due-in the following Tuesday so there is time to mark the books and a new task be set. There will be a variety of tasks set and this will always be explained in the homework book.

We are trying to prepare the children for junior school, we will be quite strict with our deadlines, which is why we give the children a weekend to complete it. We thank you for your co-operation and help with this.


Topics

Our topic this term - Summer 5 is 'Rainforests'. Look on our Y2 topic page for further information.

 Summer 5 Y2 newsletter

  

Year 2 Curriculum Documents

http://www.brimingtonmanor.co.uk/images/curriculum/Year_2_curriculum.pdf

http://www.brimingtonmanor.co.uk/images/curriculum/Year_2_Vocabulary_Gramm.pdf

http://www.brimingtonmanor.co.uk/images/curriculum/Year_2_Spelling_Appendix.pdf 

 

Staffing

I will be in Year 2 all day Monday-Thursday. Mrs Snidall is the main Year 2 Teaching Assistant and works every morning and some afternoons. On a Friday Mrs Booth will be in Year 2. Mrs Townroe and Mrs Bradburne also help in Year 2 with phonic and intervention groups. 

We are trying to create good habits for the juniors by you letting your children come in to class by themselves in the morning. It really does help your children to become more independent and take responsibility for their own belongings. However, please do come and see me if you ever have any concerns or questions, .

Thank you

Mrs Katie Dennis

Year 2 teacher

 

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