Welcome to 2SL & 2AR!


Dear Parents / Carers,

Welcome to Year Two! We hope that your child will be happy and settled in class and will feel comfortable in approaching the staff in our team. Similarly, as parents, please do let us know if you have any concerns or important information to share. This sheet aims to provide you with reminders and some new information about routines in Year Two so that we can all enjoy a successful year.

Home-Reading

We will continue to provide the children with a home reading book and this will be changed when their current book has been read. It is really important that your child reads to somebody at home, for a short time each evening to help them develop confidence and fluency . Please sign and date their reading record book each time and remember to send their reading book to school every day. Any comments you wish to add will be most welcome. Children who read at least 3 times a week will receive 1 dojo. In class the children will also join in group reading sessions.

Homework

Learning Challenge homework will be given for the half term and each week you need to complete the challenge set. Homework books will be sent home on a Thursday and to be returned on a Monday. If there are any problems with tasks please come and speak to us or send a little note in with the work. English/Maths homework with be sent home on a Monday to be returned on a Thursday. Your child will also bring home a list of spellings each Monday which needs to be returned on a Friday. These are key spelling patterns for year 2 and we ask that you please spend time together preparing for a spelling test on Friday.

Money

Now that our Gateway App is set up we will not accept any cash from children. All payments for e.g. trips must be paid via the App. Children will be provided with a piece of fruit each break time and are able to purchase toast from the hall each morning from our kitchen staff before the start of the school day.

P.E.

The children will do P.E. twice each week, usually on a Wednesday and Friday. P.E. kits will be sent home each half term to be washed. Please return these at the start of the next half term. Please ensure all items of the kit and your child’s uniform are clearly labelled with their name. Outdoor kits can be brought into school for the colder months (jogging bottoms / top).

Water bottles

Please ensure water bottles, with your child’s name on, are in school every day.

Inhalers/Medication

If your child needs an inhaler please ensure it is in date and in school. You will need to fill in a form from the school office if your child needs any other medication during school time.

Communication

Throughout the school year we will keep you updated on both school and class events. Please check your child’s reading folder each day for any letters – the children will not always remember to tell you!

Please find attached an overview of our learning curriculum to give you an idea of what we will be covering this half term in class.

We look forward to a successful year and hope that your child will enjoy being in Year Two. Many thanks for your support.

Miss Limbert and Miss Rankin