Welcome back to a very exciting Autumn Term! Honiley Class is Ferncumbe’s Year 2 class and our teacher is Miss Grubb. Year 2 is a chance for us to grow as we face new challenges and gain independence.
We will have PE on Monday and Thursday. This will be led by one of our Sport Coaches (either Steve or Ben). Children should make sure they have the correct, named PE kit in school all week.
Please make sure your child has a water bottle and a reading book in school everyday. They do not need any other equipment.
See the image below which shows you our curriculum overview for Year 2 for the Autumn Term.
Reading should be seen as an enjoyable activity that can start questioning and discussion based on a text. In school, we will read with your child daily and encourage a passion for reading. Children will also attend daily Read, Write, Inc. sessions that develop their knowledge of sounds, high frequency words and spelling patterns. In addition, children should read regularly at home choosing from a wide range of texts, both factual and fictional, including magazines and newspapers. Please ensure that this is recorded in their reading diary. We do encourage children to reread a text to build their sight reading skills and comprehension of the text. It is the expectation that every reading book is read twice before being changed.
Year 2 children will be set math homework weekly along with a piece of literacy or topic related homework. Homework should be completed to the same high standards that we expect of work done during school time and it should be handed in on time. Your child should be spending about 20-30 minutes on each piece of work. We hope that children may feel motivated to spend a little longer when the task engages them!
Homework will be set on a Wednesday, to be handed in the following Monday. This will allow time for it to be marked and returned.
Recommended reading list:
It’s important for children to read as much as possible; to enjoy reading; to want to share what they have read with someone else and to challenge themselves to read different authors from different periods of time. In this way the children will build a rich vocabulary and greater understanding of the techniques authors use in their work to be able to apply this in their own writing. Have a look at the document linked below for a list of recommended books for your child’s age group.
If you would like to get more involved, to offer your expertise, skills or time in any way, we would be delighted to hear from you. In addition, if you would like to discuss anything further please feel free to come into school to see us.
Of course, our learning and progress is hugely supported by the people at home so we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support throughout the year so far and are grateful for the support you will give going forwards.
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