Year 2

Handwriting targets

All pupils will be given handwriting targets this term. Year 2 pupils will have the opportunity to progress to a ‘pen licence’ assuming that they meet certain criteria. These will include:

  1. Consistently joined writing
  2. Accurate letter formation
  3. Correct word spacing
  4. Accurate use of upper and lower case letters

Parent reading helpers

If any parents could help with reading in school, we would be very grateful for your help. Please see Miss Mercer for further details.

Our Topic

We will be starting our new topic ‘Are your toys better than Grandma and Grandad’s toys?’ This will be a cross-curricular topic and if any parents or pupils have any materials relating to the topic, we would be very grateful if you could bring them in.

Parents’ Evening

We will have our second parents’ evening this half term in the week of 18th January and we are looking forward to discussing your child’s progress and targets for this term. Letters will go out nearer the time to make appointments. However if there are any things you want to discuss in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Daily Routine

Registration/Assembly

RWI

Playtime / Snack

Maths

Spelling/French/Readers

Lunch time / playtime

Registration/Independent writing/Readers

Topic/Music/Science/PE/Art/DT/RE

Story Time

Weekly Routine

Tuesday/Thursday – PE

Friday – Church Assembly

Literacy                                                                                                             

We would appreciate your continued support with your children’s reading this half term. We will continue to monitor every pupil on at least a twice-weekly basis. In line with our whole school approach to literacy, pupils must be able to read, understand and comprehend the texts that we give them to read. Pupils will be assessed verbally and we will be encouraging them to retrieve information, empathise with characters and begin to utilise inference and deduction skills. To this end, we would like to stress that pupils must have a very secure understanding of their reading book before they are allowed to progress.

PE sessions went very well last term, but we would like to remind pupils that they need to have a suitable PE kit in school in a labelled bag. If pupils fail to bring PE kits in, they will not be allowed to participate in PE sessions for health and safety reasons.

Science

Our third area for study is ‘Could you be the next Lewis Hamilton?’(Forces) If you have any books or items which might be useful for these areas please bring them in.

Water bottles and other pupil property

May we take this opportunity to remind parents that it is imperative that all pupils have a suitable water bottle in school. At this stage in our pupils’ school careers, we would expect our children to be beginning to take take responsibility for putting letters and homework into book bags, collecting water bottles and ensuring that all their clothes and property are taken home at the end of the school day. To help them with this please make sure all personal items are well labelled.

Once again we thank you for your continued support and we are very much looking forward to a busy and productive half term. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via the Office staff who will be able to organise an appointment.