Welcome back, we hope you have had a great holiday.
This is a very busy term for the children. They need to settle into a new class and in Year 2 we are very busy as we have important tests in May 2018 so we need to work really hard to prepare for them.
Reading is very important as one of the criteria for passing the SAT is that your child reads the text we send home at a speed of 90 words per minute. This can be done with regular reading with your child and we have had success in class with this . Parents are welcome to come in and read with their child in class. If you would like to do this please come and see Mrs Gooding.
In year 2, homework is given out once a week This will be given out on Friday in line with the rest of KS1 and we will expect it back by Friday of the following week but your child can bring it in sooner of they have completed it. Your child may, at times, be given additional research homework relating to a topic we are learning about. We do encourage children to research topics they are interested in at home and bring their work into school. This helps to develop independence which is a vital part of the new curriculum.
Homework will be English and Maths and of course, weekly spellings. It is very important that this homework is completed as spellings are linked to the phonics work that we do in class and is especially important for those children who will retake the phonics screening test in the middle of June.
We must all work very hard and be on our best behaviour at all times .
PE will be on a Wednesday and as all children receive a PE kit from school we expect them to have this for each lesson. The kits are usually kept in school.
We hope that this term will be a successful and fun one and look forward to getting to know our new class.
Love Mrs Gooding and Mrs Irving