A very warm welcome to Year 2. We hope your child’s year with us will be a happy, positive and rewarding time of learning and achievement. Outlined is our Autumn Term curriculum and some important information to make sure life in Year 2 is successful and to build on our strong communication links with parents. If you have any suggestions, comments or concerns please send us a message via ClassDojo or make an appointment via the School office.
Miss Moore- Class Teacher, RE and English Co-ordinator.
Each half term you will be asked to complete one or two ‘Take Away Tasks’. These tasks will be set at the beginning of each new learning focus and will complement the learning that is taking place in the classroom. It will be designed to develop specific skills across different areas of the curriculum. The children will be encouraged to bring in their completed tasks to share with their peers. Specific details for the Autumn term tasks and dates for completion will be sent home in due course.
We teach a mastery curriculum here at St. Matthew’s and use the concrete, pictorial abstract approach to teaching maths. Year 2 children will be given a piece of maths homework on a weekly basis, they will take it home on a Friday and we expect it to be completed and handed in the following Friday morning.
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The children are encouraged to change their reading books themselves in Year 2. Books to take home are located in the classroom. Please ensure your child’s book bag and reading diary are sent to school every day. We would like to reinforce the importance of hearing your children read as often as possible. Please write a comment in your child’s white reading record/diary when you have heard your child read. Reading diaries are monitored weekly by the class teacher to keep on track of reading at home. In addition, your child’s teacher will use the diary to comment on reading progress at school.
Specific reading challenges may be set from time to time to raise the profile of reading at home and to complement reading at school. Details of these will be sent as and when they are set.
Could you please ensure that your child has their PE kit at all times as physical exercise enhances learning. Please, could you encourage your child to practice changing as part of your daily routine at home as we only have two designated 1 hour PE sessions per week and we want to maximise the time the children spend being physically active rather than using time within the session to change into or out of PE kits.