Year 2 – Willow
Welcome to Year Two - Willow Class
Class Teacher: Miss Laura Crewe
Supported by: Mrs Hendry & Mrs Holliday
Contact the Class Teacher HERE
Welcome to year 2
I am very excited to be teaching your child this year! I can’t wait to share all the exciting things we do in class, so please keep checking the website for updates.
Please find some important information below.
Mr Hosier will be taking the children for PE lessons on a Monday and Thursday afternoon. Please make sure your child’s PE bag comes into school on Monday and children will bring them home Friday for them to be washed.
Please can you make sure that all your child’s belongings are named so we can return them if they become misplaced.
It is essential that your child continues to read at home every day and that this is recorded in their reading records. Please take opportunities to discuss what they have read as this will support their comprehension and inference skills and deepen their understanding of language. Engaging with your child about their books will nurture a love of reading which will have many positive effects on their language and social skills.
The children can change their books as often as they need to and are encouraged to do this independently.
This year due to Covid19, the year 1 phonics screening test in July was rescheduled to this Autumn term. We will be spending a lot of time focussing on our phonics knowledge throughout the year and phonics homework will be set regularly.
Spellings will be given out each Friday and the children will be tested on Thursday. Children will have access to Spelling Frame to help make their learning more interactive and fun as they practise their words but then should also spend times writing these words to help with handwriting and spelling pattern recognition.
We now take part in a weekly mental maths test called the ’99 Club’. Each week your child will participate in a two-minute test of their mental maths. If they get all of the questions correct three times in a row, they will move onto the next level. You will know when this happens, as they will bring home a certificate to share.
School dinners are free for children in key stage one. If your child is having a school dinner, please order this online via Parent Pay. This needs to be done by 8am.
Homework will be sent out on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. Please support your child by ensuring that they have a quiet area to complete their work and it is done at a time when they are feeling fresh - Friday afternoon would be ideal. If there is a problem, please do not hesitate to contact me for guidance.
Please see the attached Topic Web for this class for further details about what the children will be learning.
I look forward to sharing your child’s successes with you this year, of which I’m sure there’ll be many!
Year 2 Timetable