Welcome to Year 2
We look forward to teaching your children this year. We have got some interesting topics planned for them and exciting trips to go on. This is an important year and we will be working hard to ensure that your child has a happy and productive year!
Staff working Year 2
Mrs Davies – teacher
Mr Ellis - teacher
Miss Murray- teaching assistant
Mrs Hay – teaching assistant
Mrs Cairns – parent volunteer
Topics we cover in Year 2
Good to be me!
The Amazing Amazon
The Palm House- Sefton Park
Please do not pre-empt these visits by telling your child what trips they will be going on as they are all subject to change and we like them to be a surprise for the children as they are often linked with launching our new topic.
Parents are invited to come in and share a book with their child on a Tuesday and Thursday morning between 8.50 and 9.10. The aim of these sessions is to encourage children to develop a love of reading. Sharing a story with a parent and friend helps him / her to engage with books.
On occasion parents / grandparents will be invited in e.g. to look at topic work, to watch a PE display, class assembly, to help with sewing etc.
PE days are subject to change so we would be grateful if PE bags are in school every day of the week. PE kits will be sent home for washing at the end of every half term or if we feel that they need a wash.
Children will be given homework on Tuesday and Friday evenings. The homework given on a Tuesday is expected to be returned to school by Friday and the homework set on Friday should be returned on Wednesday at the latest. This is to enable the homework to be marked before the next activity is set.
Tuesday homework is usually maths and Fridays is usually spelling but this may vary from time to time. The children are given both a spelling and homework book to do their work in.
Spelling homework generally consists of learning a list of spellings and also writing each spelling in a sentence.
We like the children to do the homework as independently as possible but parental input is greatly appreciated e.g. discussing ideas for the sentences, encouraging children to have a go at easy spellings and helping with harder ones. Any comments about how your child got on with their homework are appreciated as these help us to plan for children’s needs. Your child may find some of the homework challenging but we ask that you work with them and comment on this.
It is expected that children will read at home every night and that parents will make a comment in the reading comment books. We value your comments as children sometimes read differently when they are at home in a one to one situation.