Children will continue to receive weekly homework in Year 2. This will be set on a Friday and may consist of a piece of GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling), English or maths activity. We will also be using Mathletics for additional online maths work. If you’re having problems with the online homework, please let us know. All homework should be completed by the following Wednesday in preparation for weekly spelling and mental maths tests. Please help your child to be prepared and give them a prompt to ensure they have their Homework Diary in school every Friday.
Children should be reading at least three-times-a-week at home, but where possible encourage your child to read daily, even if it is just five minutes squeezed in. It doesn’t have to be their book from school, it could be a magazine, comic, annual or anything else they enjoy. We have adapted the Homework Diary to include a section for recording reading.
Lisbon and Athens have swimming on Tuesday and outdoor PE on Wednesday. They should have trunks or a one-piece costume for swimming and blue/black shorts and a white t-shirt for PE. Please encourage your child to take responsibility for ensuring they have the required kit in school. It is suggested that children with earrings leave them out for that day and tie long hair back.
Children are allowed to have water bottles in class as it is good for them to keep hydrated throughout the day. However, they should only contain water: no juice please!
As part of the school’s Behaviour Policy we are really excited to be continuing with Class Dojo. It has proved really popular with the children and is a brilliant way to share success in school with people at home. By connecting with Class Dojo, you will be able to see when your child has received a merit, as well as keep up-to-date with events in class through Our Class Story.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate in coming in to speak to us. Many thanks for your continued support.
Year 2 team