Hello and welcome to Year 2.
Croeso i Blwyddyn 2. Welcome to Year 2.
Our class name is Dosbarth Llwynog, this means ‘Fox Class’ in Welsh.
The people who work in our class are: Class Teacher – Miss Rosen Class Teaching assistant – Miss Regan PPA Teacher (Monday PM) – Mrs Steen
Our week in school and things to remember: We will be having our lunch and break on the Year 1 and 2 outdoor area please could the children bring a pair of wellies to keep in school.
Tuesday and Thursday – Forest school and PE ( please come to school in a forest school kit and old shoes)
Friday – Reading books and homework will be sent home via the Seesaw app or in book bags when appropriate. We will start sending books home from 28/9/2020.
What are we learning about this term? We will be focusing on basic skills for the first half term to ensure the children are prepared to undertake learning at the correct developmental level. We wish to assess, review and scaffold their learning on a rotation in groups of 10 so that they are receiving all the help they need to plug any gaps or loss of learning that may have occurred during lockdown or over the summer holidays. We will be working on Phonics, number skills and fine motor development indoors as well as gross motor development, social skills and blended learning projects outdoors.
Literacy – We will be exploring fiction texts and characters this term through traditional tales like Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk before expanding our search to folktales from around the world and here in Wales like How the tortoise got its shell and Beddgelert.
Maths -We will begin with number skills and basic maths before exploring specific areas like days of the week, months of the year and seasons. We will then begin measuring with standard measurements like centimeters, milliliters and grams and exploring 2D and 3D shapes in the natural world around us leading to the exploration of tessellation and its use for buildings and structural support. We will be introducing 10 minute maths each morning and physical maths each afternoon to begin building multiplication, prepositions and directional language skills. We will be following White Rose maths and hope to build a good bank of everyday mathematical vocabulary within our class.
Learning at home Reading at home is very important. We ask you to read with your child as often as you can. A school reading book will be sent home for the weekend from the week beginning 28th September, we would love for you to fill in the reading record. The reading record will allow you to see when we read with your child, as well as letting us know what lovely books your child enjoys reading with you at home.
There will be homework sent home when it is relevant as we understand how busy weekends can be! We would be grateful if you could return book bags by Tuesday at the latest to ensure there is enough time to check reading logs and change books ready for Friday.
I will also be sending home the childrens Seesaw log-ins for parents and for home learning. Please connect to both as work and activities will be made available on the Seesaw app for homework and for home learning due to isolation or lockdown relating to Covid-19.