Year 2 2022 - 2023

Mrs Ogden

Our class teacher is Mrs Ogden

Our teaching assistant is Miss Canning

Our class is a supportive and nurturing environment where our children feel safe and confident to be themselves. We encourage children to become more independent, developing a love of learning and an eagerness to find out more.

Our topics for this year are:

Autumn - The North West of England

Spring - London

Summer - USA

If you would like to keep fully up to date with everything we are doing in class then follow us on Twitter and by accessing your child's SeeSaw account. 

 

PE

Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday.

Your child’s PE kit should consist of a yellow t-shirt, navy shorts or jogging bottoms and black pumps or trainers. Please ensure that PE kits and school uniform are clearly labelled with your child’s name. If your child wears earrings, please make sure they are removed for PE days or if this is not possible, that they are covered with a plaster. Any child who has long hair must have it tied up for PE.

Homework

Homework should be handed in on Monday.

We appreciate all the work that is done at home with our children to help embed the learning that is done in school. We give out homework weekly to support the work they are doing in class. There are also ongoing activities the children can access using the logins in their homework books for the following websites:

Ed Shed

Times Tables Rockstars

Active Learn

Education City

 

Reading

We aim to promote a love of reading in Year Two and have lots of opportunities to read a range of inspiring books. We hope that you would support us in this and encourage your child to read regularly at home. We have given each child a reading book which is at their reading level and also a phonics book that allows your child to practice the particular sounds they have been working on in their phonics sessions. Reading cards have been sent home for you with suggested questions on to ask your child while they are reading which I encourage you to use. This will ensure they have a good understanding of their book. Please write in your child’s reading record each time your child reads so that we can see when they need their books changing and how they have found them. Children can change their books any day during the week as long as they have their reading record signed. They can also read books that have been individually allocated to them on Active Learn.

Phonics

In class we are still doing daily phonics lessons using the Little Wandle scheme to help build up your child's reading and spelling skills. Each week, they will bring home a phonics based reading book that will help them embed the sounds they have been doing in these lessons. If you would like any help with the sounds or the way we are teaching phonics then the Little Wandle parent's page is a great resource. There are also lots of fantastic games your child can access at home to help embed the skills they are working on in class. These are a few really helpful websites:

Phonics Bloom

Phonics Play

Geraldine The Giraffe

Top Marks

BBC Bitesize

Mr Lacey's Classroom

Education City

Spellings

In Year Two, we are working hard to broaden the bank of words that our children can spell confidently so that it makes their writing easier and more enjoyable, without them having to stop and ponder their spellings. Each week, your child will be given five words to learn for a test on Tuesday. They are tricky words that cannot be sounded out using their phonics so please ensure your child has time to learn the spellings by heart each week. They will have weekly homework based on these that must be handed in each Monday. We are supporting this with interactive activities that your child can access using Ed Shed. There are also some songs online that will help them learn these tricky words. 

Epic Phonics

Tricky Words Rap

LaLa Learn

Maths

This year we will be working through our 2, 5, and 10 times tables to make sure that we know them all alongside our topics in Maths. Please encourage your child to learn these by practicing them at home, building up their speed and fluency.They can use their Times Tables Rockstars login to monitor their progress.  Again, there are lots of games and songs that your child can access to help them to build up their skills and we have listed a few below.

BBC Bitesize

Top Marks

ICT Games

Oxford Owl

BBC Supermovers

Rewards

Look out for your child telling you that they have been given a raffle ticket. This means they have been showing excellent behaviour or done some fantastic work  and have been given a raffle ticket as a reward. During Friday's achievement assembly, one raffle ticket will be picked from the jar at random and the winner will recieve a prize. Also in the assembly, the class teachers will pick one child as Star of the Week and this child will get a special certificate presented to them.

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Albion Street, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 9HT

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