Welcome to Puffin Class

Our class teacher is Miss Foster and our teaching assistant is Miss Mahmood.

Our current English text

Why were Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong very brave people?

Expectations for Reading at home

Reading at home is very important in helping you to learn new vocabulary and improve your spelling. Reading lets us explore new worlds and opens up our imagination.

It is our expectation that children will read their reading books at least three times each week and each time it will be signed by the grown up they have read with. In year two, each time the children have read they will earn a sticker on their chart.

Reading books and records should be in school daily and shown to Miss Foster every Monday.

Oxford Owl have a selection of free ebooks you can read at home.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+6-7&book=1&book_type=&series=# 

 

We now have access to Rising Stars online. All children have come home with their log in details. Once they log in they will find their books assigned to them. There are a lot of books! The aim is not to read them as quickly as possible but to support comprehension at home. An expected reader is someone who is fluent and has a good understanding of what they have read.

https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?cid=DL198939 

Expectations for Handwriting

In year two the end of year expectation is that children can write capital letters and digits that are the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower-case letters. Children should use sensibly sized finger spaces that reflect the size of the letters. At St George's we follow the Letter Join scheme of handwriting and all letters need to be formed as shown below. By the end of year two some children will begin to join their handwriting however correct letter formation is the key. You will find below practise sheets for each letter family along with the yellow highlighted paper we use to improve the size and relationship of each letter.

Name
 CurlyCaterpillarsf1.pdfDownload
 Highlight paper - large.pdfDownload
 Highlight paper - medium.pdfDownload
 LongLadders.pdfDownload
 Robotsk1.pdfDownload
 ZigZagsw2x2z2.pdfDownload
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Spelling

Each week ten spellings will be sent home for the children to learn and practise. These will be a mixture of the spelling pattern we are currently learning and the year two common exception words. Below is a list of all the common exception words we will be learning throughout the year. Children also need to read and write all of the numbers up to one hundred confidently.

SPaG Glossary 

Timestables

In year two we will begin to learn our timestables. We will start with the two times table. Below are links to games and songs that will help your child to learn them.

Every child has been given a login to Times Tables Rockstars. To log in click on the link below. To access the website make sure you type the school name in as it is below otherwise it won't find St George's.

https://ttrockstars.com/login St George's CE Primary, Mossley

Homework

Every Tuesday the children will bring home their homework. It needs to be returned the following Monday.
They will receive spellings, timestables and a reading book. Each week we will alternate between a Maths and an English task.

Spellings to be tested on Monday 20th May

minute 

quarter

month

second

night

knight

blue

blew

whole

hole

Letters

Please find below any letters sent out to Puffin Class regarding our class.

 

Name
 1. Year 2 Stay and Play - Letter.docxDownload
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