Hello, please find attached the Autumn 1 newsletter for Year 2. Also, just a note to clarify a few things! Spellings will now be given on a Friday for the test on the following Friday. A parent suggested they would appreciate a few extra days to learn them. I appreciate the feedback and I am always happy to listen. Homework will be given on Wednesdays to be returned by the following Wednesday.
I have noted that some parents were querying the level of the 'Floppy Phonics' books given to children to read at home. As part of the phonics scheme it is important that each child has a book to supplement their phonics sessions in class. As we are still working on that scheme your child will be provided with a book with words that feature the sounds we are looking at in school. For some children the phonics work will be used as an opportunity to develop vocabulary around the sounds we are looking at. Today for example we looked at the sound 'u-e'. One of the words we looked at was 'dispute' and some children who can decode and sound out the word were not sure as to what it meant. They were then encouraged to include the word in written work during the session and think of other words that feature that sound. Please use the phonics books as an opportunity to practice decoding, improve fluency and develop vocabulary.
Finally, my email address is JLogan@victoriaparkinf.co.uk
I will do my best to respond within 48 hours to any queries.
However, please feel free to speak to me in person at the start or end of the day as that may be a quicker way to get a response!
Hello, a quick update on life in 2L. I will be sending home spellings at the start of each week in a red spelling book. Please use the page opposite the list of spellings to do any practice (read, cover, write) or sentence writing. We will then do a test on Friday in the back of the same book, so you will be able to see how your child has fared that week! Everyone has the same spellings to learn this week as we get used to routines but some weeks children might have different spellings from another group to learn. In terms of reading books, we will be changing books once a week and providing everyone with two books for that week. Children of course can supplement this with book from the library and books from home, I'm always keen to hear what the children have been reading. We also have a daily quiet reading session during which the children read books from our class library.
Homework will be sent home weekly and at the moment will be focusing phonics. If possible, encourage your child to try to use some of the new vocabulary included on the worksheet in conversation. It would be brilliant if some of these new words could feature in some writing in class and being familiar with meaning will encourage that!
In Maths we have been looking at place value and ordering numbers. Here are some interactive resources that can be accessed at home.
If you have any questions or anything to pass on please come and speak to me at the start or end of the day!
Thanks for your support!
Hello and welcome to 2L! It has been a pleasure getting to know the children (and the school) so far this week. We've spent time in class getting used to routines and generally settling in to Year 2 life. In terms of books and home reading, the children's books will be changed regularly but they should make sure to bring their reading folders in each day and put them in the reading box outside of the classroom. PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays this half term. I will be available on the playground before and after school most days if you have any queries.