Year 2KW 2020 - 2021
Welcome to 2KW.
This year we are working hard to develop our reading, writing and mathematics skills. We are excited to learn about all of our new topics.
Your child has now been given a Reading Book and a Reading Record Book.
Reading books will be changed on Tuesday and Friday.
Homework will be given out on Tuesday and is due in on Friday.
It is important that they read their book EVERY night. Your child will then be able to practice their phonics skills and different reading strategies such as use of picture cues, phonic cues, and grammatical sense.
When they have read their book there is a space in the Reading Record Book for you to say how they found the book, which bits they did well with and anything they struggled on.
A list of spellings will be given out at the end of each half term. Spelling tests take place on a Friday. Children will receive certificates for practising their spellings at home.
Your child will also bring home a library book each week. The book they choose is completely their own choice. When they have read their book they can return it to school and we will change it for a new book the following week. We visit the library each Friday.
Your child requires a PE kit to change into – this should include a white T-shirt, pair of black shorts or tracksuit bottoms & some pumps/trainers for outdoor games. This can be left in school for the half term. The children's PE kit must be the correct colour or the children will not be able to take part.
Indoor PE is on Monday. This will be with the City Coach and will take place until Christmas. After Christmas another year group will have the opportunity to work with the City Coach and our PE day will change. We will then send out letters to inform you which day it will take place on.
Outdoor PE is on Thursday. This is dependant upon the weather.
Children are expected to show respect to each other, to all adults and the school environment. (Inside the building and in the playground) We have a clear behaviour system that all the children follow. The rules and behaviour systems are clearly displayed in all classrooms and around central parts of the school.
How you can help?
Literacy – how can you help your child?
• Listen to your child read EVERY NIGHT – discuss pictures and story content.
• Help them to be independent readers.
• Encourage your child to read anything as well as their ‘reading book’ – library books, comics, street names anything.
• Encourage your child to be an independent writer – writing anything – letters, lists, shopping lists – to put their writing skills in everyday situations.
• Help your child to form their letters correctly and present work neatly.
• Help your child to spell and read simple key words and use them in reading and writing.
• Make reading fun, a time that you both look forward to spending together.
Maths – how can you help your child?
• Play games – snakes and ladders, dominoes – all help to develop a variety of mathematical skills.
• Talk about numbers and look for numbers everywhere – shopping, in the street – it all helps to recognise and understand numbers and number patterns
• Help your child to form their numbers properly.
• Practice counting – it’s surprising what you can count.
• Practice counting forwards and backwards – to 10, 20, 100.
• Add 2 numbers together or taking 1 number from another – make into a story or a game.
• Understand symbols for addition, subtraction and equals ( +, -, = )
• Understand estimating how many in a group of objects.
• Recognising different coins.- Practise counting handfuls of loose change. shopping activities.
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