Hello and welcome to P2!
Teacher: Miss Wilkinson
Assistant: Mrs Rawlinson
This year our topics are:
- All About Me
- Winter Wonderland
- Let it Grow
- When you go down to the woods today...
Please ensure your child has the following in school every day:
- a coat
- a healthy break time snack
- lunch box or have dinner booked on parent pay
Monday to Thursday nights the children will have reading. It is important to hear this reading every night. Guided reading books will be read in school then sent home the following week for homework.
Every Monday the children will get new words in their Tricky Word box.
A literacy or phonics homework will be sent home once a week and a numeracy/maths homework once a week. These may be worksheet based or an online learning homework (seesaw, Freckle or Reading Eggs). Occasionally your child may have a topic related or seasonal homework.
Spellings: these will begin from November. Spellings will be written out Monday to Wednesday with revision on a Thursday for Friday test. Tricky words and number facts will also be done each week and tested on a Friday.
In Literacy this last term we are going to read a variety of fiction books and some non-fiction books related to our topic. We will be finding the title, blurb, spine, author and illustrator for each book. We will also be making our own dinosaur fact books. The children all love to hear a story – please encourage this at home as well as we want them all to have a real love for books.
We are really trying to reinforce good handwriting and correct letter formation - help your child practice their letters as much as possible, especially if they reverse any letters. We will also be looking at capital letters (start of a sentence and for names, etc.) and practicing them in our handwriting books.
Keep trying to encourage the children to write simple sentences themselves, using as many little 'common' words as possible. Help them to write out any words they know or can sound out e.g. the, up, see, good, look, on, off etc.
The children are revising their Jolly Phonics sounds from last year. We are also looking at the name of these letters in the alphabet (grapheme). We also have some tricky words that we need to learn each week.
Keep up the good work with the reading books and Jolly Phonics sounds – it all makes a difference!
In number work we will be learning how to take away. We have been practising how to count backwards to prepare for this. We will also be learning more about money – how to count out the correct amount of coins at the shop. Why not help out at home by playing shop with some real money and items to ‘buy’?
We will also be telling the time – revising o’clock and half past (both for the analogue and digital clock).