Welcome to our Year 2 class page. This page has been set up to help provide some information for you with regards to what happens in our year 2 class, our expectations and some helpful and handy links to support further learning. Should you need to contact me, please feel free to send me an email.
My contact details are EllisClark@stmargarets.brighton-hove.sch.uk
Information for this term
Our topic for this term is 'Who had the best toys – me or Grandma?' We will be exploring toys today and toys from different times in the past. The children will be looking at and creating moving toys. See our Topic Web for a breakdown of what we will be doing in each subject.
PE will be on Mondays (with Mr Clark) and Tuesdays (with Mr Jones). Please ensure that the children come into school on these days wearing their school PE kit : shorts or tracksuit bottoms (depending on the weather), trainers, school jumper or fleece.
Maths – The children are all set up on Numbots and Times Tables Rockstars with a view to building their fluency & quick recall of key number facts and times tables. Please support this children in using both sites as they each encourage different and equally important skills that are best practised regularly. You can see link for this below.
Reading – Please read with you child as often as possible, we would recommend at least 4 or 5 times a week with the books they bring home from school. A major part of reading is year 2 is developing the children’s comprehension of what they are reading. The children will be able to do this best when they are reading at least 95% of the words they come across without the need to sounds out, blend and check them.
Alongside this the more books, stories and reading they enjoy the better. This includes having stories read to them, reading other books they enjoy and seeing the people around them as ‘readers’.
Spelling – The children should ideally be applying the phonics sounds, they are familiar with, in their spelling and having phonetically plausible attempts. They are expected to be able to spell the common exception words, noting where letter or parts of words are making unusual sounds, for year one and should be becoming familiar with the year two words through this year. There is the list of these words and some spelling games you can play at home to support with this below under 'Common Exception Words'.