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Year 2 - Fox & Otter Class

Welcome to Year 2 

Year 2 Otters is taught by Miss Whitwham (Monday-Thursday) and Ms Pierzchalska (Friday). Mrs Ball is the teaching assistant in Otters.

Year 2 Foxes is taught by Mr Fleet, Mrs Harwood is the teaching assistant. 

Both classes are supported daily by Mr Adams and Miss Warwick-Brown.

 

If you need to contact the teachers then please use the email address below.

 

Eastoverotter@outlook.com

Eastoverfoxes@outlook.com

Important dates

 

Year 2 have PE every Wednesday. Children need to come into school in their PE kits. 

 

Thursday 7th October - We the Curious (school trip)

Monday 11th October - PE festival. Please send children to school in their PE kits. 

Thursday 14th and Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th October - Parents evening (virtual)

Thursday 21st October - INSET day- School closed
Friday 22nd October - Friday 29th October Half term

Monday 1st November- INSET day- School Closed

 

Tuesday 2nd November - Back to school

Monday 8th November - Bridgwater week

 

 

Reading/ homework expectations

 

Every week the children will bring home 3 reading books, two will be scheme books where the children will apply the phonic sounds that they have learnt that week. Please look at the inside front cover together as this will show you which sounds will be practised in their books.

The second book will be a sharing book, children may need some support reading this one. Please look at the book together and discuss what is happening using the key questions – who, where, why, when, how.  Children may also bring home a choosing book.

Reading needs to be recorded in their reading record and it is expected that children read least 5 times a week.

 

 Children will bring home key words to practise. These are common exception words and it is expected that children are able to read and spell them all by the end of the year. These will be assessed weekly in school and children will be given the next card when they are able to read and spell the words.

Reading stars 

When children read at home, they will receive a reading star for every 10 reads (they will have a tracker in their reading record so that you know how many they are on). When children reach every 50 reads, they will be rewarded a certificate and a book of their choice to take home.

Phonics screening

All children in year 2 will take part in a phonics screening assessment in December -  this normally happens in Year 1, however due to COVID19 it has been moved to Year 2. Please take some time to look through the parents guide power point, this will explain what happens in the screening and how you can support your child at home with this. There are also some resources below that you can use at home. 

 

Important websites

 

Below are some websites that you can use at home to support your child's learning.  All log ins should be found in their reading record, but please contact your class teacher if you need it again.

 

 

 

 

What are we learning?

 

Please click on the link below to find the planning document for year 2, this will tell you what the children are learning throughout the year.

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