Dear Year 2 Parents/Carers,
The Year 2 Team have been really pleased with how children have returned to school this half term and would again like to send out their thanks for all of your support during this time and over the lockdown period.
We have received a few messages from parents asking how they can further support their child at home. Thank you. The message we are sending out is please read, read, read. Becoming a confident reader is so important and as your child progresses into key stage 2 next year, reading becomes increasingly more important still. We recently posted out about the school’s new ‘Bug Club’ subscription, which allows your child to access a large range of reading books at their current reading level. The program also offers comprehension questions for yor child to answer after they have read a book. We are not setting any additional homework over Easter, but we do ask that children keep up with their weekly reading. When the children return to school, we will of course award reading rewards and raffle tickets. 4 weekly reads earns a football. 5+ weekly reads will result in a football and a raffle ticket being awarded.
Alongside reading, we would also like children to continue to access ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’. The children have responded brilliantly to this program in school and the game allows them to access certificate rewards, house points and ‘Rock Star ratings’ in a fun way.
If you are unsure of your child’s log in for either Bug Club or Times Tables Rock Star, then these can be found in the back of their reading diary.
Once again, many thanks for all of your support. Have a fantastic Easter.
The Year 2 Team
The sunshine of the past two days has certainly lifted everyone’s spirits. Let’s hope that we get more of this over the Easter break.
It has been lovely for everyone to see the children settle so quickly back into a routine and to enjoy their learning and of course see their friends. We really do hope this positivity continues when children return on Monday 19th April.
The Telford and Wrekin Covid figures thankfully still remain low and are continuing to fall. Clearly the news in Europe is worrying and we watch and listen to developments and still plan to remain cautious when we return.
The one way system will remain in place as will the expectation that parents wear face coverings on our site at all times please. All of our in-school procedures will remain the same; however, we do hope that guidance will allow some easing of this over time. It is really important that you follow the school procedures. When we are able to ease them, we will let you know as soon as possible.
It is important that you let us know if your child/children have a positive Covid test during the first 3 days after we have finished school. Therefore any test result that comes in up to the end of Sunday, is relevant to us and track and trace. You would need to email school on email@example.com or text school on 07765147868 to let us know and immediately let the Health Protection Hub know using this link https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20692/coronavirus_covid-19/4040/i_want_to_report_suspected_or_confirmed_cases . Fingers crossed we do not have to inform families and staff to self-isolate over the Easter holidays.
Teachers may well have set some activities / homework to do over the break. What we know is that one of the most valuable activities you can do is to listen to you child read or encourage them to read to themselves as often as possible. This reading time develops the love of reading, supports children’s ideas for writing, secures spelling and of course helps children learn new words.
Can we remind you that we do not allow ‘exteme’ hair cuts and ask you to please consider carefully the style your child has. In our policy we state that extreme shaving and patterns should not be cut into hair please and neither should applying hair dye. This includes closely shaved lines into hair.
We hope to be able to offer more events and activities as we move through the summer term and will of course keep you fully informed.
As always, we really do appreciate the support we get from our families. Have a great Easter.
Please read the attached leaflet about how we address SMSC/British Values and Life Learning (PSHE) into our curriculum offer.
This week, children in Year 2 will be continuing to look at telling the time in maths.
Here is a knowledge organiser which summarises the objectives children will be working to and what is expected in this unit by the end of the year. This week, we are looking specifically at durations of time and telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.
We have also linked below a helpful game to help practise this at home.
Thank you for your support.
Miss Newport and Miss Jones
Adrian from Miss McCullagh’s class for a fantastic piece of writing in your Chance to Shine this week.
Lawencia from Miss Broadhurst’s class for settling so well into Newdale School.
Miss Jones’ class- Eshaal for excellent telling the time work in Maths 🙂
Miss Newport’s class- Archi for brilliant handwriting.
Year 2 will once again be going out to Base Camp tomorrow afternoon. Please ensure that your child brings their forest school kit with them to change in to for this session.
We have had a fantastic rock star themed week. Make sure that you log on to Times Tables Rock Stars to practise your maths :)