Year 2 Mr Milne
WELCOME TO YEAR 2
Mr A Milne - Class Teacher
Mrs N Smith - Class Teacher
Mrs S Hawkins - Learning Support Assistant
Parent Pack for September 2020
Curriculum overview and knowledge organiser
Phonics and Reading Schemes
In school we teach using the Letters and Sounds program, supported by the use of Jolly Phonics kinaesthetic actions. Each child will experience dedicated phonics or grammar teaching for 20 minutes every day at their own developmental 'Phase' of learning.
As children move through the early stages of acquiring phonics, they practise by reading texts which are entirely decodable for them from a number of quality and carefully selected books, which are nationally recommended.
Once children have a secure knowledge of letter/sound correspondences and can blend words confidently, they access our book banded reading scheme which has a wide variety of books accessible for children as they develop through fluency and maturity. This is designed to give children experience of a variety of reading genres. There are fiction and non-fiction books within each level.
All children are encouraged to select books from the classroom, library or home to share with their parents to encourage a love of reading.
Once children can read fluently and with good understanding, they self-select books for independent reading from the school library or from home.
The school has high expectations for pupils to read at home. We ask that a child reads at home a minimum of 3 times per week in KS1 and 5 times per week in KS2.
We try to do as much as we can to establish good working relationships between home and school so we can all work together to raise all pupils standards.
Snacks and Drinks
Your child should bring to school, each day, a named water bottle which they will have access to during the day. Please make sure it only contains water as spillage of squash can attract unwanted insects such as ants and wasps.
If you child is under five years old milk will be provided, by the school, for break time. Over five's can still have milk but this needs to be ordered by completing a form, available from the office, and ordered through School Milk Service.
Fruit is provided, by school, to eat during break time.
Homework will be issued on Fridays and should be returned by the following Wednesday. The homework should then be placed in the Homework tray. Homework will usually consist of a piece of work linking to something we have learned that week. Your child will have spellings to learn each week for a spelling test which we will do every Friday.
We have at least two PE lessons per week. Please ensure your child's kit is in school at all times to enable us to be flexible.
We do PE in all types of weather so please ensure your child has suitable PE kit. In the Summer months we recommend shorts and t-shirt and in the winter long trousers with t-shirt and hoodie. Trainers or daps should be worn.
All kit should be clearly labelled with your child's name.
An example of our kit, which can be purchased from NK Sports, is below or your child needs a plain white t-shirt and black shorts.