Please continue to encourage your child to read at least 5 times per week, these can be school love of reading books, eBooks or any home reading books that you have at home, or any other opportunities that challenge your child’s reading skills. Reading records are collected weekly and reads counted and displayed on the classroom chart. Year 2 children may also access Reading Plus, to develop reading and comprehension skills - please contact us if you struggle to access this. Reading should be a delightful experience and we encourage you to revisit and reread favourite books and stories with your children. Remember, regular readers become happy readers and happy readers become confident readers.
Maths Fluency and how you can help.
Throughout Year 1 we continue to embed subitising to 10. Adding within 20 and number bonds to 20. Days of the week and telling the time using both digital and analogue clocks, to o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.
Throughout Year 2 we continue to practise number bonds to 20 and recalling addition and subtraction facts to create fact families. We our partitioning skills to add two 2 digit numbers mentally. We work with money, recognising and finding coins that make different amounts. We increase our ability to tell the time to the nearest five minutes using both analogue and digital clocks.
The free White Rose 1 minute maths app is a useful tool that can help to increase our children's maths fluency considerably.
As a school we have purchased a handwriting programme called Letter-Join, www.letterjoin.co.uk . This has an online platform that children can access at home. Common exception words for year 1 and 2 are preloaded so the children can combine their learning of spellings with their handwriting practice.
Our PE usually happens on either a Monday or Friday, however this can change. Please ensure that children have a full PE kit in school all week, including indoor and outdoor kits for colder weather to allow for flexibility. Long hair should be tied back, and earrings removed as outlined in the school’s uniform policy on our website.