Welcome to Year 2!
Mrs Ridings is the class teacher supported by the class Teaching Assistants, Miss Ironfield and Miss Lawson.
We are still ventilating classrooms so doors and windows will be OPEN!! Please make sure your child wears a vest on colder days and always has a jumper and coat with them.
Please make sure that your child has a full PE kit in school that fits them.
Please make sure that all school uniform is clearly labelled with your child's name.
Three reads for a Bead!
Books ~ We change books on a Tuesday and a Friday to allow children three full days to read their book carefully:
- First read is to practise their phonics to read.
- Second read is for the meaning of the words.
- Third read is for the understanding of the book as a whole.
Children get a bead on a necklace for each read they complete and they can take home their necklace at the end of the term and start a new one!
In addition, each week, we will choose one child who has read every night all week to take our class reading buddy Marmalade the Dog home for the weekend. Marmalade comes with his own blanket, toys, bowl, a hot chocolate and a book for you to record Marmalade's adventures over the weekend.
Homework will be set every Friday on Purple Mash and MyMaths to be handed in the following Thursday. Go to Purple Mash first and there will be a homework newsletter explaining the homework for that week. You can now type on the sheets in Purple Mash so you can complete the homework on screen. We will also be sending homework books home for children to use to copy down answers or complete their homework in, if you prefer not to complete it online.
Homework will be a Maths task, a comprehension and spellings practice based on your child’s learning from the week and now focused on preparing for the SATs tests in the Summer Term. I will also set some reading tasks.
**Please make sure you read every night and complete your homework every week - it is really important that you practise the skills we teach in school at home and homework is always based on the skills you will need for the SATS or what we have been learning in class that week.**
Our class email address is: EMYear2@englishmartyrs.lancs.sch.uk
Please use this if you have any queries or of course you can call the office to make an appointment to speak to me.
If you need login details for MyMaths or Purple Mash, please let us know.
The Year 2 Team