Avocet and Heron
Welcome to another exciting year at Shiphay! This year is a big transition for the children as they move from Lower School to Middle School and we are sure you’ll go above and beyond to support your child to reach for the stars in their learning. We are pleased to inform you that the children have already made a great start to the year.
In Year 2, we like to encourage the children to be independent learners who are confident to give new challenges a go and show how super they are at using our Core Values and Sparkling Learning Powers. Homework is set fortnightly and will always be due in on a Monday. As part of the children's home learning we will also be accessing online platforms including 'Numbots'. This is a fantastic resource for supporting your child in develop their fluency and skills as mathematicians. They will also be continuing to access 'Bug Club' reading resources both in school and at home.
Reading is a vital and lifelong tool for children, as your child continues along their reading journey you can support them in many ways. You will find some ideas on the insert in the front of their reading record. It would be super if you could read with your child for fifteen minutes each day and record any notes about how they have read in their reading record. Whether you read to your child, they read to you or you just explore the pictures, this all helps. In Year 2, we encourage the children to read shorter books three times to develop understanding, word recognition and confidence. They have the opportunity to quiz and change their books each day so please sign your child's reading record when they are ready for a new book.
Year 2 have PE every Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure your child has their PE kit on these days and as the colder months roll in please make sure this includes some tracksuit bottoms or leggings .
We look forward to another fantastic year of learning in Year 2!
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