Welcome to Year 2!
This term our topic is: WONDERFUL WALES!
We are going to be learning more about our country this term! We will look at it’s history and some significant Welsh people from the past and present day. We know that Wales has a multicultural population so we will look at the many different cultures that live alongside each other. In addition, it is important that our country plays a role in helping others that are less fortunate us, so we will think how we can play a part in this as well as ensuring we help to keep our environment safe. We’re going to be busy!
PE sessions are on Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their kit in school for this day! Please can I gently remind parents to label any new uniform purchased over the summer with your child’s name. Thank you!
Thank you for your continued support with your child’s reading. The key to success in reading is to read as often as possible and it is so important that your child reads at home as well as in school. Please can you remind your child to bring their reading folders to school every day so that we can take every available opportunity to read with them during the school day.
In Year Two, reading diaries are used primarily for children to record their reading responses. Please see the letter in the front of your child’s reading diary, which provides more information on this. Staff members who read with your child will note when and what your child has read in the diaries. More detailed notes on your child’s reading will be kept in our class reading folders however, if you have any questions please ask a member of the Year Two staff! You are welcome to write any comments on your child’s reading in their diary.
As part of our morning jobs, children will spend some time reading for enjoyment. The Year Two library is stocked with lots of reading materials but if your child would like to bring in a book or magazine from home to read during these sessions they are more than welcome to! We encourage children to read what they enjoy!
Spellings will be sent out on a Friday ready for testing the following Friday. In some cases spellings may be targeted to groups or individuals, depending on what we feel is the most beneficial. Accurate spelling is important for children’s writing development and practising spellings at home makes a big difference to children’s writing within the classroom! We encourage the “look-cover-write-check” method for learning spellings.
We are determined to be times table experts in Year 2! As with reading, it is really important to rehearse these at home as well.
We will begin working on fast recall of the 2, 5 and 1o times table.
We will then move onto 3 and 4.
We’re going to be busy this term! You can follow some of our progress on the Glasllwch Twitter page: @GlasllwchP
In addition, please see your child’s individual link to their SeeSaw page. This can be found in the back of their reading diaries!