Welcome to Year 2S
Welcome to Year 2S class page. Our teacher is Miss Stokes and our teaching assistants are Mrs Abram and Mrs Hamer. We look forward to the academic year ahead as we start this Autumn term with our topic 'Wonderful Wigan.' Our school value is Friendship.
Our school day starts at 8:45am with a morning break at 10.15am, lunch time at 11.45am and afternoon break at 2.15pm, We have daily English and Mathematics sessions, including guided reading and phonics. We implement a creative curriculum throughout as well as Computing, PE and music with a specialists coaches and teachers.
PE will be on Mondays and Tuesdays. We cannot stress enough the importance of having your child’s name clearly marked on the PE kit, PE bag and the rest of their uniform. Your child’s PE kit should consist of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps. Earrings are not to be worn. 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 is sent home in a red folder and consists of weekly spellings in accordance to the Year 2 spelling scheme of words and either a piece of English or Mathematics. It will be sent out every Friday and must be returned to school by the following Wednesday in order for Miss Stokes to have a look at it. The weekly spelling test will be on Friday and we encourage children to learn their 2's, 5's and 10's timetables as we will be focusing on these throughout the year.
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 their home reading book to be changed, a parent/carer needs to inform us they have read their book with a comment in their planner. 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 so an in reading prize reward system will be set up.
Once again we will be using Bug Club this year to support and enhance the children’s reading experiences. It is a fun, interactive way to encourage reading comprehension skills as well as play games.
Regular communication will be made through the online behaviour management system ‘Class Dojo’. Teachers will post messages, reminders and current updates on life in Year 2S.
Any questions, queries or concerns please feel free to speak to Miss Stokes after school or arrange a convenient time if not possible.
SAT's Information for Parents
Here is a useful document that explains the KS1 assessment process.
Here are some documents you may find useful and a list of words that every child is expected to read and spell by the end of Year 2.
Our value this half term is Friendship.