Please see the guide to reading with your children at home. We consider reading to be so important and an essential tool to accessing other areas of the curriculum. When children are fluent in reading, they can concentrate on the other skills associated with reading and understand the meaning of the text.
This guide helps you, as parents, to understand the value to all that we do to improve reading and provides suggestions of how to support your children with daily reading at home.
Throughout the year, I will post regularly onto Class Dojo with any relevant information in order to keep you updated with events happening at school and in our learning. I am available for appointments to answer any queries you may have. These can be booked via the school office.
Please see the headings below for more information regarding this academic year.
Year 2 Timetable
PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure that all kits are in on this day. If children choose to wear shorts, please choose those that are shown on the picture.
Parent Information (Routines, Homework, PE etc)
Supporting Your Child with Reading
In the Autumn term, to begin with, children will be following the Read, Write, Inc Phonics Scheme, as started in Year 1. The children are familiar with this and this has had a fantastic impact upon progress within reading attainment, therefore, we continue to use this to equip our children to be fluent readers.
Thank you for supporting your child with regularly reading. Our policy states reading at home in KS1 should take place 3 times a week as a minimum but daily reading is preferable.
Here are some suggestions of how to support your child when reading at home:
-Prompt children to use 'Fred Fingers' when tackling unfamiliar vocabulary (A strategy to develop knowledge of phonics and decoding words used by our Read, Write, Inc scheme).
-Make reading fun by modelling expressive voices used by different characters.
-Time your child to read a page and ask them to try to beat their time the next day to increase their fluency.
-Ask your child questions about the book using both literal retrieval questions and inference questions. Literal retrieval is where information can be taken directly from the text such as 'What object Josh have in his hand?'. Inference questions require children to use their logic to come to a conclusion based on evidence they have read from the text. An example of this could be 'How do you think Josh felt when mum reacted like that?'.
If you have any questions about how to further support your children, or would like any additional resources, I am happy to help and provide these for you.
Football club has begun this term with Stoke City Football Club. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to improve your skills! This club takes place on Monday after school.
Year 2 Expectations
Please see the below documents containing statutory requirements for children to meet at the end of Year 2.
Throughout the year, we will be teaching these to the children, but these allow you to do further work at home should you wish to support your child with these.