Welcome Year 2
Miss Writer and Mrs Vujnovic
We hope you have had a wonderful summer holiday with your family. I am Miss Writer, your class teacher, and Mrs Vujnovic is our class Teaching Assistant.
Mrs Vujnovic and I are so pleased to welcome you all into Year 2 this year. It is a very exciting and fun year and you will be learning lots of new things. There are some new children in our class and we look forward to making them feel very welcome at St. Mary's and in our class especially.
We look forward to meeting you all on Wednesday, 4th September!
Children will be given homework every Friday which needs to be returned by the following Thursday. Please encourage your child to complete their homework over the weekend to establish good practices. Please remind the children they can do as much Mathletics as they like (in addition to any set tasks given).
Weekly maths and spelling test
The children will have a mental maths and spelling test every Friday.
All children are required to know the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables in year 2. They will be tested on these weekly.
Please complete the worksheet on the 4 X tables and revise the 4X tables. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-4-times-table-with-cyril-the-swan/zmsw382
The words for our weekly spelling test are:
Why, how, what, up, down, above, below, teacher, pupil, priest.
Please ensure your child knows how to spell all Year 1 and 2 common exception words.
Wednesday 4th September: First day back at school.
Thursday 28th November: Year 2 SW - Liturgy. All parents welcome.
This term we will be studying the topics Beginnings, Signs and Symbols in the church and Preparations. During our faith week we will be looking at Judaism.
Prayers we say in class
Father in heaven You love me.
You are with me night and day.
I want to love You always,
In all I do and say.
I'll try to please You Father.
Bless me through the day.
Before Lunch Prayer
Bless us O Lord as we sit together.
Bless the food we eat today.
Bless the hands that made the food.
Bless us O Lord.
Before Home Prayer
God our Father, I come to say, thank you for your love today.
Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me.
Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light.
Our Class Mascot
My name is Moji the meerkat. I live in Miss Writer's classroom and I am very lucky because I get to go home with one child each weekend. Please write about your adventures with me and include photographs of what you do. In school, we can share our time together with the other children. Please remember to bring me back on Monday so that one of your friends can have a turn at taking me home the following weekend.
The children have reading books and should be reading for about 10-20 minutes a day. Please encourage them to read by making it part of their daily routine. It is really helpful to question them about what they have read to check their understanding.
The children will be read with once a week. This may be in a guided reading session where we will discuss a story and ask questions about the text, for example: why an author may have chosen to use certain language or write in a particular style, to make predictions and inferences. We also ask the children to make links to other books they are reading at home. In addition, the children will read every other week in a one on one setting and change their home reading book.
Please find below a link to Lexia - a spelling and reading programme.
Your log in is your first name and the first letter of your surname (eg Sarah Smith would be sarahs).
Your password is read.
Please note that Lexia does not work in Internet Explorer, please try another browser such as Google Chrome or Safari instead.