As you know, this is an important time in Year 2 with lots of work to do. I am encouraging the children to be more independent this term - preparing them for the work ahead, but also for moving into Key Stage 2 (which will happen sooner than you think!). With this in mind, I thought I would pass on the things that we are working on at the moment and the things that the children MUST be able to do independently for me to be able to assess them at working at the expected standard by the end of the year. Unfortunately, our 'end of the year' comes much earlier than the end of July - I am having to look at the beginning of June!
Please look at the list below and think about what extra work you can do at home to support your child. I do not set weekly homework, so I hope everyone will find the time needed to do a little extra.
Reading - children should be reading aloud to an adult at home EACH night. The reading aloud is very important to aid children with their understanding of punctuation. PLEASE SIGN YOUR CHILD'S READING RECORD, IT IS THE ONLY RECORD WE HAVE OF YOUR CHILD'S HOME READING.
Writing - neat handwriting. If your child is able to join their letters, lovely, if not, don't worry. Please work on handwriting being of a consistent size, sitting on the line, with capital letters being noticeably larger than lower case letters. Ensure that letters with sticks and loops sit on the line, with the sticks or loops going under the line, with the 'body' of the letter sitting on the line. Capital letters and full stops MUST be used accurately. Children must be able to spell most of the Common Exception Words correctly, not just in a test, but in their daily writing.
Maths - knowledge of multiplication tables 2,3,5 and 10's and ability to use them as division facts. Doubles and halves up to 30. Children must be able to add and subtract two 2-digit numbers, through drawing, numbers lines, or if they can, in their heads. Please refer back to the sheet I sent home last week to help support the methods they use in class.
Please help to support your child meet their full potential.