Welcome to Year 2B
Y2B General Information
We have 20 amazing members in our class, our teacher is Mrs Bennett and our teaching assistant is Mrs Lamb.
Year 2 is a great year where we learn to be more independent in our learning.
Our DREAM Curriculum Topic coverage for this Spring Term is 'Amazing Africa' and our science focus is ‘Forces.’ Our school value this half term is ‘Hope.’
We hope our year will be full of fun, excitement and learning.
Our Year 2 ‘bubble’ starts at 9.00am with a morning break at 10.30am, lunch time at 12.15pm and afternoon break at 2.20pm. We have daily English and Mathematics sessions, including guided reading, phonics and handwriting. We implement The DREAM curriculum throughout our day, as well as Computing, PE and music with specialist coaches and teachers. Our jam packed day ends at 3.15pm.
Class Dojo is our online learning platform and will be used as a way of communicating and keeping parents and carers up to date with the goings on in Year 2B .
All children in Year 2B have been given a log in and a parent log in, in order for you to keep up to date with messages and important information.
If a parent or career wishes to speak to a member of the Year 2 team, ClassDojo or phone calls will be used to discuss any relevant matters.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch.
PE will be onTuesdays and Fridays. Children are expected to come into school in their PE kit on those days. Your child’s PE kit should consist of a white t-shirt, school jumper, black shorts / pants and trainers. Earrings are not to be worn on PE days. If children have earrings in they need to be removed by themselves. Members of staff CAN NOT remove earrings due to health and safety.
Homework / Home learning
Homework will be set weekly via ClassDojo and will consist of weekly spellings in accordance to each child’s spelling or phonics group and either a piece of English or Mathematics. It will be sent out every Friday and must be returned to the class teacher by the following Wednesday in order for Mrs Bennett to have a look at it. The weekly spelling test will be on Friday during our phonics and spelling sessions. We also encourage children to learn their 2's, 5's and 10's timetables as we will be focusing on these throughout the year.
We encourage children to read a wide range of books. We send home a school reading book and the children all have accounts on Bug Club. Please feel free though to read any other books you have with your child.
All children will be given a specific banded home reading book. This will be continually targeted to their reading ability to enable them to become confident, fluent readers. We expect the children to read their reading book at least three times a week. In order for books to be safely ‘quarantined’ for 72 hours, we will only be able to change reading books on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS. Parents/carers it would be great if you could inform us if your child has read their book with a comment via ClassDojo, to let us know how they are getting on.
We do not expect children to read a book a night! Little and often is the key to a successful and happy reader. We aim to instill in the children that reading is fun and not a chore.
We encourage children to read a wide range of books. Please feel free to read any books you have at home with your child, to supplement the home reading book we send and bug club.
Bug Club and Purple Mash
Once again we will be using Bug Club and Purple Mash this year to support and enhance the children’s learning experiences. They are fun, interactive apps to encourage reading comprehension skills, maths skills, topic work and general learning, as well as play games. All children have been provided with log ins for Active Learn (Bug Club) and Purple Mash. If you need any further guidance please inform Mrs Bennett.
Any questions, queries or concerns please feel free to speak to Mrs Bennett via Class Dojo or arranging a convenient time over the telephone via the school office. I look forward to a super year ahead.