Welcome to Year 2. Croeso!
Staff in Year 2: Mrs S. Ashman, Mr P. Smith,
Mrs D. Hall & Mrs K. Jones
We are so excited to be teaching you all again in September. Mr Smith will be teaching on Mondays and Mrs Ashman the rest of the week. We have got a fun-filled, exciting year ahead, with lots already planned for 'Open Your Eyes Week'. We love children to bring in items of interest about our topics (books, pictures, photographs). You will be helping us to plan (EPIC planning) what you want to learn when we get started in September and we are looking forward to hearing all of your wonderful ideas.
2019 - 2020 topics
Autumn 1: Sparks in the dark
Autumn 2: Phase Project (Y1,Y2,Y3)
Spring 1: Superheroes
Spring 2: Phase Project (Y1,Y2,Y3)
Summer 1:Spots, stripes and growls
Summer 2: Phase Project (Y1,Y2,Y3)
Monday (PM)- Children to wear school jumpers or red cardigans with t-shirt and suitable bottoms such as leggings, tracksuit bottoms or shorts (summer) and trainers into school on this day. This is essential for the children's safety while taking part in physical activity. The children will also be doing the daily mile every day weather permitting.
Spelling words will be given out on a Thursday and tested the following Thursday.
At Casllwchwr, we do many forms of reading:
Guided reading in groups and whole class (same text for whole group- decided by the teacher with lots of talk involved and shared teaching objectives)
Shared (paired ,group and whole class)
Individual (Reading with the class teacher/teaching assistant)
Individual reading days will be confirmed at the start of the term. Children will be listened to and have their book changed on that day. If children require a book change between reading days please don't hesitate to send it into school. We are launching a new online reading scheme called 'Reading Eggs' in late September. This is an exciting and valuable tool to help raise children's confidence in reading. Once set up children will be allocated an individual log in and they can start using it at home. this will become part of year 2 homework.
Friday- Homework will be given out and returned the following Tuesday
Homework and spelling lists will also be published on the class blog.
Oracy Projects: 1 in the Autumn (Myself as a baby) and 1 in the Summer (My favourite animal).
PPA day: Thursday Morning
Fruit and Drinks
Healthy eating is a priority in our school and we are encouraging children to eat a fruit snack which they can bring into school or buy from our fruit tuck shop - weekly cost £1.50 or 30p daily. Children have their own school water bottles which they have access to during the school day and are washed regularly by class staff.
Website, twitter & Dojo:
Remember to check our class blog to see what we have been learning and our twitter feed to see pictures of the lovely things we do. Our twitter account is @casllwchwr1 and we use the hash tag #cllpyear2. If anyone needs a bit of help to set up a twitter account, pop in and we can help you out. It’s very simple to use and so good for seeing what goes on in the classroom. We try to tweet a few times a week. We will also continue to use Class Dojo as a reward system and to update our class story on Dojo regularly.
Thank you for your support and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss anything,
Mrs S Ashman & Mr Phil Smith
We will endeavour to reply as soon as possible