For our trip to Ruislip Lido, your child is allowed to wear trainers as we will walking quite a bit. Please ensure your child has applied sun cream and has plenty of water. Packed lunches are needed if you require one from school, please let your child's class teacher know.
Due to the missed piano lessons during the week before half term, the piano teacher has rescheduled these lessons for: Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Friday 22nd June. Please make sure your child brings their piano book on their regular day.
The new cooking and gardening lessons for pupils will start in the second half of the summer term. Pupils will participate in an introductory lesson in the kitchen, with their class teacher, and in the garden with our new gardener teaching assistant, Ellie Lock. Year 2's lessons start the week beginning Monday 2nd July. 2F's gardening and cooking session falls on Wednesday 4th July which is also Year 1 and Year 2 sports day. We are going to move 2F's session to Friday 29th June, all the other year 2 will remain the same the week following. For more information please read:
Please note, the children can wear garden/cooking friendly clothes on their G & C day. No sandals, open toed shoes etc...
Please read the information about our new reading challenge:
Once the children have read a book, they will need to complete one of the reading activities outlined below. This can be done in their reading planners or on a separate piece of paper. We can't wait to read the responses and they can be done more than once. Ideas for responses are:
1. Recall the main events of the story.
2. Define the meaning of two new words you have found in the story.
3. Describe the character you could be friends with. Why?
4. List 4 things you liked about the book.
5. Compare the book to another book you have read.
6. Create a new title for the book based on what you have read.
5 books = Bronze Award
10 books = Silver Award
15 Books = Gold Award
The children will bring a copy of the Year 2 100 words list home this week. The words highlighted in yellow are the words the children need to practice. Please choose a few each week to practice.
We have created 20 extra challenge words for children who have mastered the 100 spellings already. Please practise with your child if they are confident with the Year 2 100 words.
In Year 2, we are using Read Write Inc to help us with our spellings. The children will learn and complete activities based on sounds each week in class. These spelling words match up with our weekly spellings tested on a Friday in dictation. As an optional extra, children can practise and learn the spellings we complete each week in their log books which are sent home daily. Please keep returning log books daily in blue bags.
The suffix –less means ‘without’. We can add the suffix –less to some words to make an adjective.
We would really appreciate it if any parents are able to volunteer to read with Year 2 children on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons. Please see your child's class teacher if you are interested.
To help your child practise their handwriting, visit https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/letter-joins.html
Year 2 pupils will be having PE on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit. Thank you!
Year 2 pupils are tested each term on the Year 2 common exception words. Your child will bring home a list of the 100 words with the spellings they need to focus on highlighted. Please go through and practise these spellings with you child.
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
Purple home learning books will no longer being used as practice can be done at home. You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home once during every half-term.
After half term, we will be reading Anne Fine's "Diary of a Killer Cat". In this story, Ellie's cat Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house, then a mouse. Tuffy can't see what the big problem is! After finishing our character descriptions, we will now write a diary entry from the point of view of Ellie, Tuffy's sensitive owner.
We will be revisiting Money this week. The children will need to recognise coins, find different combinations of coins that equal the same amount and solve word problems and reasoning to do with money.
We will tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the point of view of the wolf.
Continue to revise place value, missing number problems, addition and subtraction and estimation.