Welcome to 2E
Class Teacher: Mrs L Ellis
Teaching Assistant: Mrs S Newton
A very warm welcome to Year 2.
This is my first year at St Michael's and it is an honour to be your child's class teacher. The children have made an amazing start to Year 2 and we are all excited about our learning. Thank you for making me feel so welcome.
I am always available at the start and of the day to discuss everyday matters but if you need to speak to speak to me confidentially or for longer please arrange an appointment with me.
In Year 2 we have an inspiring and motivating curriculum with themes covering a term or half term throughout the year. Curricular subjects are taught within the theme so that the curriculum is meaningful and relevant to the children.
The children’s work is displayed within a stimulating classroom environment which celebrates creativity and individuality.
Please look at our video which will give you an insight into our amazing classroom environment.
We want to create children who have a lifelong love of reading so reading and books have a really high profile in our class. The children are encouraged to read a range of books and particularly those which they are interested in and motivated by. Our authors of the half term are chosen for interest and enjoyment and the children are able to choose a levelled reading book for themselves. They then have some ownership over their reading.
We always have a themed reading area which encourages a love of reading. It has been lovely to see so many parents on our Friday parents sessions.
Your child is always welcome to bring in their own books to recommend to the class.
Throughout each half term, we will be looking at a variety of topics linked to place value, addition, subtraction, shape and measure and problem solving.
As always, we will be following the abacus scheme of work to ensure skills coverage and continuity. Please remember to log on to Abacus on a Friday to complete maths homework.
Spelling will be given out on a Mondays and tested the following Monday. Guidance for you will be included in the spelling books but if you need any clarifications please pop in and ask. Your child needs to bring their spelling log book each day so these can be updated regularly. Spelling is very important and regular practice will be rewarded in class. Our target is 6/6 every week. You can track your child's progress in their log books.
Homework is regularly given on Fridays so your child’s homework folder needs to be placed in the box by the classroom door on Thursday by the latest so it can be marked and new homework added.
Homework may not always be written as it could be some research or finding an item or book to bring in.
They may also have some maths homework which can be accessed online. Your child can log into Abacus online to complete interactive activities and access rewards. They earn rewards for completing the activities and games the teaching staff have allocated to them. These will always be related to the work the children have done in maths that week.
PE - Tuesday and Friday - white t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls/outdoor kit.
Please bring your child's kit on a Monday so that it is in school all week. It will be taken home on a Friday for washing.
Please let me know if your child plimsolls is unable to take part in PE by catching me in the playground, calling the school office or sending me a note. Please ensure no earrings or other jewellery are worn on these days. Your child's safety is paramount to us.
Your help with your child’s learning is always appreciated. REMEMBER: Please speak to me so that we can work together to ensure your child is happy and immersed in their learning.