Welcome to Year 2

Dear Year 2 Parents,

Welcome to Year 2, we hope that you have had a restful summer and that the children are excited for the academic year ahead. As our curriculum meeting isn’t for another week we wanted to share some information with you.

Reading Books
Reading books should be sent in everyday, and books will be changed 3 times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The children are encouraged to remember to take their books out of their book bags and leave them in their trays. At the end of the day they are then reminded to collect their books to take home. An adult will hear your child read in school as often as possible. We encourage daily home reading.

Daily reading: Children are expected to read for 15 minutes every day. Please listen to them read and ask them questions/discuss what they have read to check for comprehension. Point out punctuation and encourage your child to consider the impact the punctuation has on how they should read the text. Also encourage fluency and expression when reading.
Spelling patterns: Children are expected to do 5 minutes of spelling practice every day. A sheet will go home on a Wednesday telling you what and how to practice with your child.
Maths: Children are expected to do 3 minutes of Maths Fluency practice every day. A sheet will go home on a Wednesday telling you what and how to practice with your child.

P.E. will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday but occasionally this might change and so we would ask that every child has a full P.E. kit in school every day. You can of course take it home for the weekend but please remember to return it on Monday.

We already have a number of unnamed uniform left in the classrooms. Can we please ask you to check all personal items are named, as we cannot guarantee unnamed uniform will be returned.

Parent Helpers
If you would like to volunteer to help out in the classrooms in any capacity at all – but particularly with reading, and you have a valid DBS in school, can you please let your class teacher know what times and days you are available and email us directly: cbabes@burfordschool.co.uk; jmartin@burfordschool.co.uk; jfowlermarsh@burfordschool.co.uk

Pick Up Nomination Forms
Please make sure you have completed a new pick up nomination form in case your child needs to be picked up by anyone but you.

Thank you.

Year 2 Team

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