TO THE YEAR 2 CLASS PAGE

Hello, my name is Miss. Casey and I am the Year Two teacher at St Joseph's.

Working alongside myself, and the children in Year Two is Miss. Fisher.

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 Miss. Casey and Miss. Fisher

 

Dear Parents,

Year 2 Reading

Reading books are changed on a Monday and Thursday and so please ensure completed reading books are sent into school on these days. It is also vital that you continue to read with your child as much as possible – ideally every day but at least 4-5 times per week. Your child is heard read every week by myself and Miss Fisher and your support at home, will help further develop your child’s fluency and understanding. Remember – your child will sit a reading test in May!

Please also take time to complete various reading tasks and comprehensions, which I will be sending home each week.

 

Year 2 Spellings

Spellings will continue to be sent home every Friday, which will be tested the following Friday.

 

Year 2 Homework

Your child will begin to bring home a range of English and Maths homework, each week, starting this term. 

The majority of these tasks are basic skills, which your child requires to know by the end of Year 2, ‘inside and out, back to front’ - they need to master these crucial areas of the curriculum i.e. number bonds.


Homework will also support the work we have been focusing on that week, in class.

 

Year 2 Homework Grid

Please also see, the now OPTIONAL homework grid below. This is no longer compulsory but I know some of the children really like the creative homework tasks and so, if they wish to still complete these activities, then this is fantastic!!!!!

(One task, every two weeks)

 

Year 2 Online Homework/Games

Inside the front of your child’s journal, I have stuck in their online logins for two websites – Education City and Pearson’s Learning. These two websites, which can be accessed on a computer or tablet i.e. IPAD, have educational games, which I have allocated to them and please see the links below:

The Pearson’s Learning website has over 185 Maths games, which range across the Key Stage 1 curriculum, whereas Education City has interactive tools for English, Phonics and Maths.

Please encourage your child to complete these games whenever possible, ideally 1 or 2 a day. These fun and interactive resources will allow the children to independently develop their basic skills in all areas. If you have any issues with logging in to these websites, please let me know.

 

Year 2 Times Tables

It is a national expectation, that by the end of Year 2, children know, and can recite their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

Most children in Year 2 can count forwards, and backwards in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s but now need to understand the relationship of counting in these patterns, to addition, to multiplication:

For example:

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30

5+5+5+5+5+5=30

6x5=30

 

Please use the following times table resources, provided for you to use at home:

  • A ‘sing along’ CD with the 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s song on – a very easy and fun way for the children to memorise and rote learn these facts.
  • Various activity sheets which you can use at home, if you wish.
  • A pack of laminated number fact cards for the 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s, alongside picture ‘arrays’ for them to match up to the fact. It is crucial that they understand what is meant by multiplication, and how it can be visualised, before they try to learn these facts ‘off by heart’.For example:

 

When your child is secure with this, you may want to start discussing the ‘switcher’ for this fact, for example, if I know 2x5=10, then I know 5x2=10. This is the same with addition, if I know 7+3=10, then I know 3+7=10, so I also know 10-7=3 and 10-3=7. These ‘switchers’ will then move onto division, which will probably come next half term and I will send more resources home for these at a later date.

 Below are a few reminders/general weekly expectations:

  • KS1 Notice Board – Please remember to look at the notice board, as this is updated weekly with information.

  • School Web Sitest-josephs-moorthorpe.wakefield.sch.uk
    Please visit our web site regularly to keep yourself informed of what’s happening in school.

  • P.E. – This will be indoors on a Wednesday and Thursday.  Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled.