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
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:
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
Please use the following times table resources, provided for you to use at home:
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: