Class 2R

Welcome to Mrs Rudd’s class page

Here you will find information about the exciting projects that Year 2 will be covering, as well as any key dates or important pieces of information that you will need to know for the upcoming weeks and months.

We hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas break and we look forward to hearing all about your holiday news!

We have a very busy and exciting term ahead of us! This term’s project is all about ‘Amazing Animals’.  What is your favourite animal?

On the school website you will find our long term overview detailing our Spring Term topics.

English

During this half term our focus text is ‘Lila and the secret of rain’ by David Conway. We will be using this to develop our reading and narrative writing skills.

This year group will continue to be taught under the revised National Curriculum and will be assessed on this at the end of Key Stage 1. This will include tests for Reading, Maths and Spelling and Grammar to be completed in May. More details and information on this will follow.

Important dates

  • Junior Stem Workshop WC 14th January
  • Chester Zoo – WC 4th February
  • Mid Year report – WC 4th February
  • Parent’s evening – WC 11th February
  • Last of term – 14th February

Uniform

Please ensure that school uniform is clearly labeled so that items don’t get misplaced during the year.

Water Bottles

Please ensure that your child brings a named water bottle into school everyday containing water only.

Homework

Homework is given to reinforce learning from school and establish good working habits. It can also give you an indication of how your child is doing and ways you can help if they are finding something tricky. Homework will be sent home every Friday and needs to be returned to school on the following Wednesday. This will support learning that we have covered in school.

Spellings

Spellings will be sent home to learn on a Friday and these will be tested on the following Friday in the children’s spelling books which will be sent home for you to see how they have got on. We will send weekly guidance to help your child learn these. These will include Common Exception Words (15 per half term) and 10 phonics spellings weekly. Children will need to apply these to sentences and remember to include their writing targets.

Homophones/near homophones

Suffixes

Add suffixes to spell longer words, including –ment, –ness, –ful, –less, –ly,

CEW– every, everybody, even, great, break, steak, pretty, after, bath, hour, any, many, busy

Spag.com

Online spelling and grammar short activities will be set every alternate Friday to be completed by Wednesday so teachers can assess progress. Children will have their own personal logon to use.

Reading

Please continue to read with your child at least 3 times a week and record this in your child’s planner as this is so valuable and vital to improving their reading and writing skills. One reading task each week will be linked to developing comprehension.

Children will be encouraged to change their own reading books when they have confidently finished it. Please ensure you record in the planner when children have completed a reading book. Your child will read from the school reading scheme that is matched to their reading ability. If your child wishes to read from any other books that they are interested in, these can also be recorded in their planners. Pupils will be entered into a raffle for a prize every week when they read at least 3 times or more at home.

Maths in minutes

A short maths challenge will be sent home every night (not on a Friday) for pupils to complete prior to the following maths lesson. This will only take a few minutes to complete and will improve children’s reasoning and problem solving skills. Please support them with this task but let us know if there are any areas that they are struggling with so we can help them in school. Your child’s teacher will check these books regularly, although the children will self- mark during the lesson.

Maths

As ever, we continue our regular focus on the four operations (+, -, ÷ and x) ‘4 a Day’ morning maths activities that the children complete when they enter class. These activities are self-marked but checked regularly by the teacher.

This half term we are working on dividing by 2,5 and 10 and developing our skills to reason about division and solve division problems. We will then move on to learning all about statistics and the properties of 2d and 3d shapes.

PE

Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school everyday and that it is clearly labeled. The PE kit will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed unless they need washing sooner. PE will be taught twice a week. As we approach colder weather, please ensure your child has suitable kit for outdoor PE lessons.

Specialist Teachers

On a Wednesday morning, 2R will be taught Science by

Mrs. Birkett and Music by Miss Scott from Presto.

On a Thursday afternoon 2R will be taught RE and computing by Mrs. McPartland.

Class helpers  

We would love your help and support however big or small.

If you would like to help in school please come and have a chat with me so we can discuss how this can be arranged.

Please keep visiting our class page for updates throughout the year!

Many thanks,

Mrs Rudd

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