Year 2 Information

Welcome to Year 2 with

Mr Cooper and Mrs Tarrier. 
 
PE
PE kit of a black sweatshirt or hoodie, white t-shirt and black joggers, shorts and trainers will stay in school to be used on Thursday and Friday.
Pupils with long hair will need a hairband to tie it back. Earrings must be able to be removed by the pupil.


Reading
Each child has a reading pack containing a reading book, a reading record and a bookmark containing reading comprehension questions. 
Book change days are Monday and Thursday. 
Times Tables 
If pupils know their times tables to 10x10 it helps a lot in Maths. The order for learning tables is x10 x5 x2 x4 x8 x3 x6 x9 x7. When they learn it is best not just to count in steps but to know the question and the answer. Techniques for learning include: How many times you can write them in 2 minutes, matching games, bubble writing them, writing them in different colours, making board games etc.

In Year 2 we will be focusing on the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables.
A times table test will take place on a Friday each week. 
 
TTRockstars will be used to support children with the learning of their times tables, logins can be found inside the front cover of reading records.  
 
Common Exception Words
During the first weeks pupils will be assessed on their reading and spelling of Year 1 and 2 common exception words. These words will inform the words sent home to practice each week. A spelling test will take place each Friday with new words sent home that day in the form of a sticker inside the back cover of the reading record. If the word has been highlighted it means that the child didn’t get it correct and should continue to practice it. 

Bumped Head Notes
If pupils are given a bumped head note during the school day the note will be passed onto the office and a call will be made to parents if we have any immediate concerns. Pupils will also still be sent home with their bumped head note.

Reading Challenge 
Each time a pupil changes their book they will earn a book token next to their name in class. Each time they reach a multiple of 10 books read they will receive a certificate to celebrate their achievement.