Welcome to year 2 - the Eagles class! My name is Miss Webster and this is my third year at Wolvey School and my first year in year 2. In year 2, we are lucky enough to have the wonderful Mrs Robson as our Learning Support Assistant as well as Sue, our reading volunteer.
This is an exciting year for your children as this will be their final year in Key Stage 1. We will be doing lots of work to support the children in developing their confidence and independence ready for the transition into year 3 and Key Stage 2. In addition to this, year 2 allows us to reflect on the knowledge and skills that the children have gained during their time in Key Stage 1. To support us with this, year 2 children will take part in their KS1 SATs which will happen in May.
Below you will see a showcase of some of the exciting learning that the children have been doing throughout this year alongside some key information about our class.
Staff in Year 2
Class Teacher: Miss Webster
Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Robson
Reading and Homework in Year 2
In year 2 we are passionate about creating a love for reading. In this year group, children are becoming increasingly confident in applying their phonics skills to a wider range of texts which enables them to access lots of wonderful and exciting books. All children in year 2 will bring home 2 books each week; a phonics book and a reading for pleasure book that they have chosen themselves. Both of these books need to be in school every day so that we can read with the children in school. In order to support your children in becoming fluent readers and writers, we recommend they read for 10 minutes every night. As a minimum, they should be reading at least 3 times a week. It is important that this takes place with an adult. The children's phonics books will be changed every Friday, as long as it has been read 3 times at home. Reading for pleasure books will be changed as your child finishes each book. These are often longer that the phonics books and so take a little longer to read.
All other homework will be handed out on a Friday to be returned for the following Wednesday. This allows me time to support any children who need some extra help and to ensure that new homework tasks are stuck into homework books ready for Friday.