Welcome to Year 2
Class Teacher : Miss Whitby Teaching Assistant: Miss Johanson
A very warm welcome to the Year 2 class page, where you can find out all the information needed to support your child's learning at home. We hope you visit this page often to see the progress your children are making and see how much fun they are having. We will be uploading information weekly so keep your eyes peeled for new spellings, photos and exciting news.
We are looking forward to working with you and your children. We welcome you to contact us for any information or to answer any questions you may have that are not addressed in our welcome page.
Our day starts at 8:45am and the gate will be open until 9am.
Our day finishes at 3:15pm, if you need to speak to the class teacher for whatever reason please wait until the children are dismissed or arrange a phone call. This is because we want everyone to be safe at home times.
Toast is 20p per day or £1 for the week. If you want your child to have toast please ensure you are up to date with your toast payments.
Attendance and Punctuality
It is important that your child has good attendance as the government sets a requirement of 98% attendance throughout the school year. It is also important that your child arrives on time as this minimises disruption to both their learning and to the classroom. Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time. If your child is going to be absent, please ring school to let us know.
Please ensure your child has the correct uniform and that each item is clearly labelled, including their coat and P.E. Kit. Their school uniform is a reflection on the class, especially when we are out of school or when we have visitors into the classroom. For P.E we ask that children have a white t-shirt, black or navy shorts and black pumps. Our class P.E day is Thursday this term. Your child should come into school in their P.E kits on the correct day.
Reading is a vital part of your child's education and reading with your child at home is a lovely way to spend quality time with them. Children can also read with their older siblings. We suggest that children read each night and practice their sounds to support their learning in school. Please encourage them to sound out unfamiliar words and read with fluency and expression. Children who have signed up to the reading scheme will have reading books changed weekly, please make a comment in your child’s reading record and return this with the reading book. If the reading record is not signed we will assume that your child has not read their book at home yet and therefore it will not not be changed that week. Also please be aware that there is a £3 charge for any lost or damaged reading books. If you would like to sign up to the reading scheme please do not hesitate to ask for a form. Please bring your child's book in every Monday to be changed.
Children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day in the classroom. They each have their own water bottle which will be filled daily.
If your child needs an inhaler, could you please send it in with a name label and instructions on when to take it. All parents must sign a medical consent form in the main reception to authorise any medicines to be administered by staff.
We provide a range of optional home learning challenges that the children can choose to complete at home - please see the star icon above. The children can choose an activity and complete the homework task as and when they can. The children can then bring in and show what they have completed, sharing their hard work with their friends in class. The children will have different spellings every Monday and will be tested every Friday. We also ask that children read at home each night.