Welcome to our Year 2 class page.
We cannot wait to get started and hope that you are as eager as we are!
We have a lot to tell you about the on-going adventures throughout our year so this is the place to keep updated.
Here are a few things to know as we start our year together.
Important things to remember:
Home/school diaries: every day- these are important for us as a link to home. Pop us a note should you need to. Record when your child reads so that they can gain stamps to earn rewards as they move along the pathway. Please supply a folder or book bag to keep reading books and diaries together as these are stores in a box within the classroom.
Reading books: every day.
Swimming: Friday afternoon- SPRING TERM ONLY.
P.E: Monday and Wednesday. Children to arrive in PE Kit.
Water bottles: every day
Things to do at home:
Reading is so very important to your child’s cognitive development and especially important to us here in Year 2 as we embark on the final stage of Key Stage 1. Here at Forsbrook, the expectation is that children should read with an adult at least four times per week. We cannot express how important reading to an adult is and how discussion about the story and the vocabulary used within the story can positively affect upon learning. It really is the key to accessing learning and therefore ask that you read frequently with your child.
In our home/school diaries, there are spelling lists of High Frequency Words and Common Exception Words that the children will be reading and spelling throughout their time in our class. Therefore, it would be particularly helpful if you would practice reading and spelling these with your child.
Spellings will be send home on a weekly basis and tested the following week.
In our new term, we will kick things off as superheroes by looking at heroes and heroines of our time and times gone by. The wealth of historical genius throughout the world will be explored as we find out what makes a hero or heroine. Our English lessons will focus on books which link to our theme and our topic lessons will complement the national curriculum by skilfully creating engaging lessons that make learning fun.
Our class page will gain more information as the year goes on so please do not forget to visit us.