Year 2 Basics
|What are the timings of the school day?||Sunday - Wednesday 7:30am - 1:30pm
Thursdays 7:30am - 1:15pm
|What equipment does my child need?||School bag
Personal organiser (handed out at school)
Kit for specialist lessons (eg: PE, swimming)
Please use the personal organiser for messages or to make an appointment to see your child’s teacher. There will be a more formal parent and teacher consultation in October. This will be an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress, but please do not wait until then if you have any questions or concerns.
As in Year One, the homework in Year Two consists largely of reading and spelling. Please read with your child on a daily basis and talk with them about their reading book. As the children make progress with their reading, it is very important that they become familiar with talking about characters and their motives and making predictions about the story, rather than just ‘decoding’ the words. It is also vital that the children learn to read with expression, most easily taught by an adult ‘modeling’ how to read by example. It is also preferable to spend a few minutes each day practising spellings, rather than trying to learn them on Wednesday for the test on Thursday. We will start to set spellings after all the children have been assessed.
We would also like you to help your child practise their numeracy passport facts at home. We will send home a ‘number facts’ target for you to practise with your child. When your child has achieved that target in school we will then set another target for your child to work on.
As a school we follow the Golden Rules:
- We respect everyone and everything;
- We are resilient and resourceful learners;
- We are honest;
- We always show good manners;
- We are good listeners;
- We work together as a team.