Meet The Staff

Mrs Coates

Class Teacher

Mrs Fox

Teaching Assistant

Mr Fenwick

Classroom Volunteer

Welcome to Year 2

 

COVID-19

In the event that Year 2 bubble has to isolate, lockdown or your child has to isolate. All communication/ home learning will be via class dojo. If you feel you need to contact me other than using Class dojo, my email address is; ncoates@williamamory.staffs.sch.uk

 

We also recommend to support Y2 home learning.

https://www.educationcity.com/

https://classroom.thenational.academy/

Class Information:
Homework:
  • Homework is given out every Friday and is expected to be completed and handed in on the following Thursday. Details are updated every week on Class Dojo. This work is essential in supporting children’s mental recall of key mathematical facts and consolidating work in class. Spellings will also be sent home and additional home work may be set when needed. Timetables homework starts in the Spring Term.

Phonics:
  • The STA (Standards Testing Agency) have recently and announced that Y2 children are required to complete the Phonics screening which was originally scheduled for Year 1 in June. Therefore Y2 phonics and spelling for the Autumn term will mostly focus on teaching and revision of phonic phases and Alien words from year 1.

Reading:
  • Due to ongoing safety measures we have been asked to revise the way we use reading books, at least for the Autumn term. Reading books must stay in school to help limit home/ school contamination.

  •  Home school reading plays a significant and vital role in your child’s development and progress. We are constantly seeking ways to encourage and promote the benefits of regular reading practice at home. This MUST continue, so for the Autumn term we propose reading homework will be accessed through Oxford owl

  • https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/(This is a free site and offers ebooks to complement our colour bands at school.).

  • A weekly set of activities to cover key areas of reading has been provided to help you support effective reading at home.

  • To maintain good home/school links with reading we are sending a reading diary home, which should be kept at home. This should be used to provide positive feedback on your child’s reading. We would appreciate it if you would share your comments once a week by uploading a page of the reading diary on Class Dojo.  An occasional video of your child reading can also provide valuable feedback.

  • Alongside the reading at home your child will continue to have one to one reading time at school  with the class  teacher/TA/support staff on a weekly basis,  guided reading sessions and lots of  opportunities to explore a range of genres in class at their level  as part of the reading curriculum. Please note a reading record will also be kept in school for each child to enable us to monitor progress.

PE:
  • PE takes place  every Friday. No PE kit is needed in school at the current time. Children can wear trainers or pumps on their PE day.

Classroom Routines:
  • Please remind your child that under current guidelines we must remain in our Year 2 bubble at all times and that part of our daily routine is to wash our hands and maintain good hygiene throughout the school day.

  • Please ensure you child has a drinking bottle in school which contains water. Children can choose to bring a healthy snack for first play if they wish. Fruit is provided for the afternoon playtime.

  • Please discourage children from bringing in things from home unless requested. This can be a big distraction! No pencil cases are needed. We provide children with all the equipment they need.

  • Please note I am not available in school on Friday mornings due to PPA. Please speak to Mrs Fox if you have any issues.

Curriculum:

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