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Welcome to the Year 2 page.

Year 2 Routines

Reading – We will listen to each child read in Guided Reading groups once per week. Additional one to one reading may take place during the week.

Each day, children take their independent reading book home as we encourage daily reading. A reading log is kept in Reading Records so that we know reading has been completed.

In line with the national curriculum, we will ask for independent reading books to be read twice before changing them. This is to develop fluency in reading and to support comprehension skills. When children have read the book twice, we will issue the next independent reading book.

To encourage reading at home, each time your child reads their name is entered in a weekly draw where a small prize can be won.  In addition to this, each child who reads 3 or more times a week will receive Golden Time on a Friday afternoon.

If you wish to record your child’s reading on a weekend, please use the top of the book response box. We encourage your child to draw a picture or write a response to their favourite books of the week and their completion of this page in their reading record is recognised and rewarded.

Also, if your child reads any other books at home please record these as they will count towards Golden Time!

Spellings  –  Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and they will be checked on the following Friday in a spelling test. Results of the spelling test will be recorded in your child’s homework book. Spellings will be practised daily in school.

Homework –  Homework books are sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Thuesday this is to ensure there is enough time to mark homework and give children appropriate feedback and support where necessary. Homework is a mixture of a termly Topic piece and practical Maths.

PE – PE will be on a Wednesday with GTFC coaching.  Please make sure that your children comes to school in weather appropriate P.E. kit. We are also asking that, if possible, children bring a spare pair of trainers to keep at school for extra opportunities for exercise during the week.

Our topics covered in Year 2 are:

Autumn 1

Wonderful Me

Autumn 2

People of the Past

Spring 1

Treasure Island

Spring 2

People Plants and Places

Summer 1

From A to B

Summer 2

Going For Gold!

                                               Power of Reading

The Dark – Lemony Snicket

We are kicking of the year with a fantastic Power of Reading text – The Dark. We have loved watching and comparing the trailers to help us discuss feelings about the dark as well as think of some fantastic descriptions. We have also responded to some haunting music with inky paint to depict The Dark.