Italy – Year 2

 

Mrs A Edwards
Mrs A Sivewright

Welcome to Italy Class 2019 -2020! I am Mrs Edwards the teacher in Italy class. Mrs Sivewright is our class TA and will support our learning every morning and every Tuesday afternoon for PE. We are looking forward to an exciting, creative and memorable time in Year 2 with you. Your child will also need a named water bottle which will be kept in the classroom for them to refill and use daily.

We look forward to starting the year with you!

Mrs Edwards (Class Teacher)

 

Class List

Eliza, Adam, Roisin, Loris, Michael, Oliver, Annabelle, Oscar, Haris, Oscar, Betsy, Bradley, Scarlett-Anne, Ben, Andra-Maria, Gabriella, Teal, Zac, Louie, Ralphie, Leo, Vindhya, Amari-Mai, Noah, Lewis, Iesha & Victor.

 

PE

Italy have P.E. on Tuesday afternoon. Children need to arrive at school in their P.E. kit on this day. They will need to wear a full tracksuit in-case of cold weather. They can wear their shorts and t-shirt underneath. Earrings should be removed before arriving at school or alternatively your child can remove them before the lesson. Please ensure that all clothing is clearly named to ensure they are not lost.

 

Snack

Children can bring in 1 snack for break time. This is to be healthy snack. Snacks such as olives or grapes must be cut in half. The children also receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable at school in the afternoon. Please inform us of any allergies.

 

Homework

Once a half term your child will get a new ‘Bingo Board’ stuck in their homework books. The children can choose which activities they would like to do and can repeat their favourite. We would like to see some evidence of what you have done where possible. This could be through photos, drawings, diary entries etc. We would also like to make sure children are still working on their key English and Mathematical skills too. Please continue to read with your children for at least 10 minutes each day and log these sessions in their reading records to receive rewards! You will also find some key spellings and times tables in your homework book. We hope these activities will be accessible for you at home and that the children will be inspired to continue their learning at home!

 

Topic Learning

Our first topic in the autumn term is Toy Story. More details will be sent out at the start of the school year and ‘topic booklets’ will be added to the relevant section of the Academy website. Check back here in September for photos of our topic learning.

 

Year 2 Expectations

 

Reading

Children are highly congratulated and rewarded for their amount of reading at home and progress made in class.

We would like your children to access a range of literature and genres so please encourage your children to read other materials – not just their reading book. For example – magazines, road names, shopping lists, recipes, ingredients, posters and more. Record any reading they have done in their ‘go home’ reading records and we will jot down how many times your child has read.

Children who read 10 times get a prize and get a place on our reward chart.

Year 2 children follow the Accelerated Reader programme. Please see our English information page about this.

 

Below are the interim framework criteria for reading. Children who are to receive ‘expected’ are to show they can do all of the points below.

If the children are working at ‘greater depth’ they need to show they can do all of the points for ‘expected’ and ‘greater depth’.

Don’t panic! Your children are exposed to this criteria in fun and friendly ways. We only ask that you encourage your children to explore reading by reading, listening, looking, questioning and sharing as much as possible. Leave the rest to us!

 

 

 

Writing

Below are the requirements to achieve the expected standard and working at a greater depth. If your child would like to participate in any writing at home please encourage this- writing a shopping list, thank you cards, labelling items around the house with post- its, writing stories, invitations to a party, Christmas cards etc! We keep our writing sessions interactive, fun and motivating, often giving the children a purpose for writing.

 

Maths

We encourage a lot of practical maths in year 2. We have a huge amount of resources to help the children engage with and learn new maths skills.
By the end of year 2 children should be secure in their number bonds to 20, applying these to different maths skills. They should also know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11 times tables. Year 2 children are also expected to understand other maths facts such as doubles and halves of numbers to 20 and odd and even numbers. Other skills we teach include telling time to 5 minutes, adding and subtracting money, identify and knowing the properties of 2d and 3d shapes and much more! Below is the assessment guidelines we currently use for children to achieve the expected standard in maths.
Please engage in some maths activities with your children to help build their confidence.

SATs

Year 2 children will sit Statuary Assessment Tests in May. This is used as an assessment tool for teachers to find out what children are secure with and what gaps they may have. The overall judgement for your child will be based on all of the work they have done, not just the SATs. We like to keep the pressure off the children and make SATs week a fun week with many treats.