Year 2 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 2
The children have had a fabulous first term in Year 2 so far. We are very pleased with their hardwork, persistence and determination to do well as we continue to develop our Growth Mindset at St Matthew's.
Autumn Newsletter - This is attached below and outlines the curriculum we are covering over the Autumn term.
Class Dojo - Please continue to contact us on Class Dojo with any messages to help support social distancing in school. We check Dojo every day and will endeavour to reply as soon as we can. We also love seeing pics of the children busy at home so keep your photos coming - we share these with the children at school too.
Phonics Screening Check - As our children missed their Year One Phonics Screening in the Summer Term. They will be completing their Phonics Check in December. Please continue to support your child at home reading daily. There are lots of games and resources available on the internet to make it fun too - see below.
As always if you have any questions or queries please let us know.
The Year Two Team
Learning at Home
Please remember, where possible, learning should be fun and enjoyable and can happen in lots of different multisensory ways...build keywords using lego; act out a story using soft toys; play bingo; hunt for hidden letters around the home....learning is possible anywhere!
Useful websites for additional learning at home:
Children love to use ICT and aren't always aware they are learning when using a tablet or phone. We have compiled a list of a few favourite websites we enjoy using in Year Two that your child may find engaging at home.
Phonics: These are really useful to give them a little bit of extra practise in a fun and engaging way.....
Practise your phonics skills with read along stories http://www.starfall.com
Do some physical exercise as well as learning grammar and spelling http://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Activities linked to stories, go 'into the book' to play games and practise reading strategies http://www.reading.ecb.org
Read, play games and hang out with Dr Seuss and friends http://www.seussville.com
Practise maths and reading skills http://www.abcya.com
Play games while practising maths and reading skills http://www.funbrain.com
Teach Your Monster to Read - A FREE App - you would normally pay for this but it is currently free and is a great way to practise phonics skills.
Maths: This year we are progressing to column addition and subtraction. Any support with mental addition and subtraction would help children to increase their speed and accuracey when learning this new skill.
Please also remember children can practise their Times Tables at home on Times Tables Rock Stars - contact us for your log in details.
Practical maths activities specifically for use at home http://www.first4maths.co.uk/product/year-2-creative-at-home-free/ plus http://www.worksheetfun.com
Looking at a variey of animals and their habitats http://www.switcherrozoo.com
Read, play games and conduct experiments http://www.highlightskids.com
Websites to support Physical Activity and Wellbeing:
Cosmic Yoga: This is a website the children are used to using in the classroom - we like some calm and quiet time at the end of a busy morning!
PE with Joe Wicks: - a great way to start the day!
Make Time 2 Play - a website full of lovely play ideas!
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