Welcome to Year 2’s page.
Our teacher is
Mrs Leitch and
the teaching assistants are Mrs Lee and Mrs
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Information for Year 2 Parents
There is always a lot going on during the school
week, so here are a few important events that take
place every week.
Each week, the children are assigned a small
collection of spellings to practise at home. The
words chosen are linked to the phonics groups the
children are working in, allowing them to progress
through a wide range of handy words throughout the
We recommend that the children spend 5 minutes per
day practising their spellings, using a look, cover,
write and check method.
The children are tested on these spellings every
Friday afternoon and have the opportunity to earn
prizes for consistently trying their best.
Reading books are changed on a Monday morning,
allowing the children to take the next book in the
staged reading scheme to further their reading
Records are maintained in school to chart the books
the children have been assigned.
Please be aware reading books will not be changed
unless a comment has been made in the child’s
reading journal. It is very useful in class to know
how the children have found their books at home, as
this assists us in selecting future books and will
allow us to address any areas where the children
need additional support.
Library books are changed on
A record is kept within school, listing the books
taken out by each child. As these books are
returned, the children will be given time to select a new book to take home for the
following week. This provides a welcome opportunity
for the children to select a book that matches their
Show and Tell
At the end of each school day, the children are
invited to take part in an in-class ‘show and tell’
session (this is time and behaviour dependent). The
children can bring in an item from home, such as a
drawing they have created, a toy, or a medal, and
they have the opportunity to talk to the rest of the
class about their item. The children are also given
the chance to ask further questions.
The children now get to enjoy an entire afternoon
dedicated to PE. This takes place on a Wednesday,
and involves two sessions – one based inside and one
outside. This means the children are able to develop
a range of physical skills and have lots of fun
doing so! For example, we will be focusing on ball
game skills outside and different forms of dance
during our indoor sessions as the year progresses.
Due to the use of both indoor and outdoor settings,
it is useful for the children to have two PE kits.
The outdoor kit should include black tracksuit
bottoms and trainers, whereas black pumps and shorts
are preferred for the indoor kit.