Welcome to Year 2
Our classrooms are all ready for you!
We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday.
Please be at the gate on St. Andrews Street at 9:00am ready to start your school day. Pick up at the end of the day is at 3:25pm.
Please go to your class Dojo page to see photos of your child's classroom.
Our whole school theme to start the new academic year is...
The Tin Forest
By Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson
We will use this stunning story to learn about resilience and think about our dreams for the future.
We'll learn about wildlife and looking after our environment.
We'll be creative and create some beautiful art work for our new classrooms.
We are going to create an imaginary jungle world of our own using art and then describe it using noun phrases in a paragraph of our own writing.
A noun phrases is an adjective and a noun.
We will be learning about place value.
Useful websites to use for number facts are:
https://play.numbots.com/#/intro (same password as TTRockstars)
https://play.edshed.com/ (same password as Spelling Shed for Maths Shed)
And for general maths learning
Reading is very important to us at King Edward Primary school.
We read a class book at the end of every day.
We are enjoying books from the Educational Library Service. These are always linked to our topic and English work.
We enjoy using our reading corner in our classroom.
We use Inference Skills to help us to become better readers.
Please do write a brief comment and date in your child’s Reading record. Reading miles gained from reading aloud at home really support your child’s progress in reading as a year 2 child is expected to read 90 words a minute. Only practice can help achieve this and the more the better! Also, if your child is on reading word lists, please practice reading these words regularly.
There is a real emphasis on reading this year. One of the best ways to get better at reading is to practice, practice, practice. For this reason, please read at least four times a week at home. Please write in your child's reading diary if they read with you at home, or they can write in their diary with an adult's signature.
This term we are concentrating on comprehension so please talk about the book or pages they have read.
Children will read four times a week in whole class guided reading.
We have a daily Phonics session at school. This helps us with our reading and writing.
Please do help your child learn their weekly spellings. This should help to improve spelling within our written work.
A great online resource to support phonics is
The children all have a log in for Spelling Shed to support their spelling
The children have PE on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons so please ensure they have their kits for these sessions.
Fantastic online resource to use at home:
Each class in the school is using Class Dojo. This is a fantastic, free resource to use to communicate with your teacher and see your child's rewards for their efforts. If you can, download the free app for your phone. You will see when your child gets a merit (and what it is for), you will see information put on the class story feed (such as reminders or positive messages!) and you will also be able to contact your teacher directly and they can contact you. This is perfect if you were unable to pass on a message at drop off etc.
Please sign up if you haven't yet and download the app. It's great!
Homework is handed out on a Friday due for handing in on the following Wednesday.
Reading comprehension text book
SPAG homework - spelling, punctuation and Grammar.
Please continue to read with your child at least three times a week. It really does make a lot of difference!
If you would like any further information or there is something which you would like to discuss please don't hesitate to come and see us.