Welcome to the Year 2 page 2023 - 2024. Year 2 consists of two classes:
Pear and Willow.
Pear Class will be taught by Mrs Williams with Miss Lee as the class teaching assistant.
Willow Class will be taught by Miss Papadopoulou with Miss Boardman as the class teaching assistant.
Please keep your eyes on this page as we share aspects of your child's learning and experiences throughout the year, as well as letters and updates relevant to Year 2.
A spelling sheet will be sent home every few weeks for your child to practise. We would like them to practise reading, spelling and writing them neatly in pencil.
The children will come home with a paper copy and they will also be uploaded her if you click on the link below.
Thank you for your continued support with their learning.
When will my child get a reading book?
Due to the new scheme being introduced and the effects, that CV-19 may have had on your child/ren reading all children will be re-assessed at the beginning of the Autumn term according to their phonics ability. This will then determine that your child receives a book matched closely to their phonics ability and provides appropriate challenge.
As a result, children who may previously have moved on to ‘free reading’ books may arrive home this academic year with phonics phase reading books. Please be assured that this is not a backwards step for your child(ren) – our new books offer more challenge than their predecessors and the additional reading scheme books will further strengthen pupils’ progress and understanding.
How often will my child’s book be changed?
Your child/ren will bring home a book and this will be changed once a week. This is to ensure that your child develops fluency (Fluency is the link between recognizing words and understanding them so that readers can make the link between words, sounds, and meaning more quickly), becomes confident at decoding skills, as well as an understanding about what they are reading by being able to comprehend. As we want to promote reading for enjoyment, your child/ren will now be able to choose their own book from a large selection of fiction and non – fiction books aimed at their specific phonics level. By picking their own book, we hope that they become excited about reading and want to share with you their chosen book. We will continue to assess your child/ren at the end of each half term and the appropriate phase of book will be adjusted accordingly.
How often should I hear my child read their reading book?
As a whole school, we are planning to raise the profile of pupils reading regularly at home – “a little and often approach”. We encourage your child to read their book at least five times each week and ask that you sign their reading record each time. A new “Letters and Sounds” phonics reading book will be sent home once their class teacher is satisfied that they are ready to move on.
At the beginning of the week, your child/ren may read their book by sounding out and blending (this is perfectly normal as your child is learning to decode). By reading every day, this will help to build fluency and enable your child/ren to read the book more fluently and with less sounding out. Once they have decoded the words and can read their book fluently, ask your child/ren questions about the book to develop their comprehension skills. Additionally encourage them to ask you if they do not understand a word or ask them what a particular word means. This will help to put the story in context and your child/ren can fully understand what they have read.
READING! READING! READING!
Please continue to read as much as you can!
Here is a link to the Big Cat Reading books.
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