Welcome to the Class Two page!
The Year 2 teachers are Miss Armstrong and Mrs Parker.
Miss Armstrong teaches in Year 2 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Mrs Parker teaches Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Miss Travis is the class teaching assistant and works in the classroom every morning. Any questions or queries can be directed to any of us and we are all more than happy to help!
Children will need to bring their reading folder to school every day.
Reading books are changed as often as required, with the emphasis being placed on the children taking responsibility for indicating the need for new books. Parents are encouraged to read with their child regularly and we operate a system whereby the children receive a ’stamp for four reads or more in a week’. We would appreciate your continued support with this and recommend that you spend some time at least four times a week reading with your child. Even a snatched five minutes is better than nothing! Please note each read in the Reading Record, even if this is only part of a book. If you would like some guidance as to how to approach any aspect of your child’s homework or reading, please do not hesitate to ask.
Your child needs to bring their P.E kit to school at the beginning of the half term and it can remain in school until the end of the half term, when it will be sent home for washing. P.E is often on a Monday or Thursday, but this can be subject to change. Earrings should not be worn for P.E and plasters over them is not an accepted solution. Long hair must be tied back securely. A P.E kit list can be found in your child’s new School Planner, should you require a reminder
Maths homework will be set on Thursdays and will need to be completed for the following Thursday. A sticker will be placed in your reading diary to say if it is an online activity or a paper piece of homework - paper homework needs to be handed in to the homework basket please.
Children in Years 1 and 2 have lists of words to read and spell called Common Exception Words. At points throughout the year, your child may be given spellings to learn at home from this list. Spellings will be sent home on a Tuesday and tested the following Monday. Spelling homework will not start until after the October half term. You can help your child by practising any words sent home and by looking at the full list below.
Please ensure that your child brings a clearly labelled water bottle to school at the beginning of the week. This ensures that they have access to a drink of water throughout the day. We have a water only policy in the school, so please do not provide your child with juice or flavoured water. The children can refill their bottle whenever necessary.
Could you please ensure that all of your child’s clothes are clearly labelled with their name as we are constantly finding items that cannot be returned to their owners. Handwritten names fade, so please check that they can still be read after washing as the children often find it difficult to identify their own belongings.
Many thanks for your continued support and please contact us if you have any queries regarding this letter or any aspect of your child’s school life.