Just an update to say that unfortunately homework books have not been handed out today. Apologies! I was out of class this afternoon and it seems that they were not given out. They will be given out Monday and I will extend the spellings until the following Monday and also the give in date for the homework. Friday does seem a busy day with assemblies and other activities, so I have decided to change the homework date to Monday. They will then be sent out on Tuesdays with the new homework and spellings and due by the following Monday. This will also give me more time than one lunch to mark all their hard work!
Happy Friday! In Year Two, we have been very busy looking at place value and discovering the cute, fluffy wolf Wilf. Our main literacy focus is about a wolf finding its way home; so please don’t be alarmed if your child has developed a sudden interest in these fierce, intelligent (your children’s adjectives) animals! All the children have such vivid imaginations and I was very impressed with their writing- I can’t wait to see their final piece! As each day goes by, I am excited to see their independence grow and they are trying their best to be a superb role models to the rest of the infants.
A gentle reminder that homework is set on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Friday. Spellings are a key focus in Year Two, so please practice these daily and try to encourage children to apply these spellings in any pieces of writing practice at home.
The not so secret student this week goes to……. Neveah! This polite, kind and sensible little lady figured out it was her by Tuesday! However, it was formally revealed today! Neveah has incredible manners and can always be found working diligently in whatever tasks she may have been set. Well done Neveah!
That is all from me. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Miss Wood x
It was lovely to meet all my lovely children's adults this evening! Please don't be too alarmed if you were not able to attend, as I have uploaded the slides to the class page.
I will send further details regarding the CGP books for SATS revision in due course.
Miss Wood x
We have reimagined our reading system to ensure that children are given the highest quality reading intervention during the day. Consequently, children will be taught the skills of reading using alternative resources within school. Therefore, home reading books are only going to be read at home and to avoid any missed opportunities for teaching time, children will only bring in their book, once each week, on a set day. The timetable is underneath but I will also leave a note in your children's book. I know how busy us adults can be! Please remember to read little and often with deeper questioning, as this is more beneficial than reading numerous texts with little understanding.
Miss Wood x
I would like to take this opportunity to wish a warm welcome to all my lovely children in Year Two and their adults. My name is Miss Wood and I am your children's new teacher. We are also very fortunate to have Mrs Freeman, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Ashton and Mrs Cernat as part of the Year Two Melling family.
We are looking forward to the journey ahead with your precious cherubs. I know that this class has had a difficult beginning in Primary school and have had multiple disruptions due to school closures; therefore, I really hope that this will be the year that we are able to give them a full, happy and structured year. Year Two is often quite challenging for children, as the amount and standard of work jumps up quite significantly; however, I am confident that the children will settle into their new routine and take pride in being the top of the infants! My door is always open and please contact me if there are any issues. Please be mindful that I am taking care of your precious cargo during the day and cannot access emails during the day. I do often find that sometimes a phone call is best and will call you back as soon as is possible. My role is to make sure your child is happy, safe, loved and receives an enriched and wonderful education. Their happiness comes before anything, so please do not hesitate to contact me.
PE will be be on Mondays and Thursdays. Please send your child to school in their PE kits on those days. It saves a lot of time and gives us more time for fun lessons!
I will be sending out homework books on Monday. These will have your child's spellings and one piece of written work (Maths or English). The spellings should be completed once per day and then finished and handed in on a Friday. They will usually be given out on a Friday so please accept my apologies for the loss of two days this week- it has been a very busy week! I know how precious family time is at weekends; however, homework is vital for our children at the moment to offer more opportunities to extend their learning and really solidify their knowledge gained throughout the school day. Additionally, children should read a minimum of three times per week. At Melling primary school, we encourage you to read a few pages with your child read each night and read these pages three times.
Once for simple decoding - sounding the words out and word recognition.
Second time is for revision of words that were tricky within the first decoding session and exploring the meaning of some unfamiliar words.
Third time is for fluency, adding some expression and then asking some simple questions to gain a better understanding eg., why do you think Dad was unhappy?
I look forward to meeting you all in your 'getting to know your teacher' welcome sessions coming up! I hope you and your children have a lovely weekend!
Miss Wood and the Year Two team