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Welcome to Year 2’s page.

Our teacher is Mrs Leitch and
the teaching assistants are Mrs Lee

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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.

Year 2 Termly Update Numeracy

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Dear Parents / Guardians,

Welcome to year 2! We hope your child came home from their first day in Year Two, happy and full of stories about the enjoyable things that they did.

Below are just a couple of reminders to help with the transition from Year 1 to Year2:

Uniform:  A description of the correct school uniform can be found in your copy of the school prospectus. Please ensure that every item of your child’s clothing, including shoes, is labelled with their name. This will help us to reduce the amount of time spent looking for lost property. Please also remember to label bags, PE bags and lunchboxes.
Snack money: This will now be paid online via Parent Pay. We CANNOT accept any cash in class. Please follow the instructions on the letter that was given out with your child’s end of year report, in July.
If your child has any achievements to share, such as certificates and medals from out-of-school activities, please send these in on a Wednesday so they can be celebrated in our key stage 1 Assembly.
Reading books: Reading folders need to be handed in on a Monday morning so that new reading books can be given out. It is extremely important that you read with your child on a regular basis and write a comment in their reading journals every week. We are unable to change reading books unless a comment has been made.
Library books: Library books will be changed on a Thursday providing that the previous library book has been returned. Your child will bring home a book review form with each library book that they take out. For each book review that is completed and brought into school, your child will receive a merit and their work may be displayed in our classroom.
Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child has the correct school PE kit and that every item is labelled with their name. It can be kept in school.
Class Dojo – Class Dojo is a behaviour management tool that we use in KS1 at St Mary’s (you may be familiar with it from year 1). It is great way for Parents/ Carers to see, on a daily basis, what their child has been up to at school. Children have the opportunity to earn “Dojo points” for things like: contributing in class, putting their hand up, working well as a team, being kind, having good manners etc. Parents can download the app onto their smart-phones and will be updated when their child earns a Dojo point in class. There is also the option to send a message to the class teacher if you are concerned about your child or just need to check something.

If you did not sign up to class dojo last year and would like to this year, please send in your email address and we will connect you!

Spellings: Each week, the children are assigned a small collection of spellings to practise at home. These words are unique to the level that your child is working at in their spelling work/ phonics. Each half term the children are assessed and have the opportunity to move up to the appropriate spelling band for them.  We recommend that the children spend 5 minutes per day practising these spellings in order to make good progress in this area.
The children are tested on a random 5 spellings from their weekly list, every Tuesday morning and have the opportunity to earn dojo points for consistently trying their best. New spellings will also be sent home on a Tuesday for the following week. Spelling test results will be sent home each week so that Parents/ Carers can keep track of how their child is progressing.
Mental Maths: Each week, the children will also have an area of mental maths to focus on at home. This may be number bonds, halving, doubling, times tables etc. These are things that your child needs to learn off by heart and have at the tips of their fingers. Again, we recommend that children spend around 5 minutes per day practising each week’s skill.

The children will be tested on this area of mental maths on a Tuesday morning and will have the opportunity to earn dojo points for consistently trying their best. The mental maths focus for the following week, will be sent home on a Tuesday. Mental maths test results will be sent home each week so that Parents/ Carers can keep track of how their child is progressing.

If you need to speak to us at any time, we are available before school or after school (except Mondays) and we welcome the opportunity to discuss anything you feel is important regarding your child. Please make an appointment by contacting the office or send a message via Class Dojo. We will of course be at the door in the mornings and afternoons, for any quick messages. We are looking forward to an exciting year!

Best wishes,

Mrs A. Leitch (Class Teacher)
Mrs V Lee (Teaching Assistant)


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