Welcome to Year Two!
At St Thomas' we value reading and recognise how important it is to help us to learn and make progress. Our reading incentive starts soon. Please encourage your child to read 5 times each week and get their diary signed by an adult at home each time. Lets try to win the class competition and move up the beanstalk display in the hall! Reading records will be checked every Monday and stickers will be added to our class sticker chart. Currently each week your child will be given 2 reading books to take home which they will keep for a week. Please ensure all home reading books are in their learning pack every day so that these can be quarantined before being used again.
Please spend time reading and talking about what your child reads. We will focus on developing the children's comprehension skills this year.
Please continue to access online reading resources online such as Read Theory and Oxford Owl.
Following the success of the Seesaw app during school closures we are continuing to use this. We will be able to upload work to children's journals and send messages via the Seesaw Family App too. Please see your individual QR code for your Family Seesaw log in.
Times Tables Rock Stars
Please continue to access this using the logins you were given in Year 1. Learning times tables will help you to spot number patterns and to solve number problems. In Year 2 we will focus on mastering the 2x,5x,10x and 3x tables.
Our PE lessons will take place every Monday afternoon. Currently we are asking that the children come to school dressed in their PE kit each Monday. Please ensure they arrive wearing school shoes but that they bring PE pumps in a bag which can be left in school. When the weather is cold they can wear navy blue jogging pants if you wish.
You will soon be given spelling lists for this half term. You will be tested on these each Friday. These can also be found in the Home Learning section if you lose them.
At the beginning of each half term your child will bring home knowledge organisers for RE and foundation subjects being taught that half term. They can also be found on our 'Curriculum' page within the Year Two's section of the website. These will include the key knowledge that your child will gain during this unit of study. Please discuss the content of these with your child to support them with their understanding.