Welcome to Cherry Class – Year 2
Welcome to Cherry Class – your child’s final year in KS1. This is a year for consolidating their maths, reading, writing and personal skills.
You will see your child being encouraged to work more independently and organise themselves and their things with less adult support. They will be becoming increasingly independent and fluent readers and writers. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum making links between curriculum areas where possible, for example ‘Autumn Treasures’ linking Habitats in science with creating with natural found objects in Art or “Our wonderful World” linking Creation in RE, Animals including humans in Science and mono-prints in Art.
To support the above we have daily phonics sessions to consolidate their phonic knowledge from Year 1 and introduce spelling patterns and strategies to support spelling. There are also daily maths and literacy lessons. We have 2 PE sessions a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to support their physical development. Weekly group reading sessions teach reading and comprehension skills.
How can you help your child progress?
- Read at least 4 times a week with your child – discuss the book, new vocabulary and if they can make any links between the book they are reading and other books they have read.
- Practise counting to 100 from any number, number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 and in due course support them in learning their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
- Support them in completing spelling (EdShed) and maths homework.
- In addition involve them in practical maths activities, money, weighing and measuring, etc.
In line with school policy we operate an open-door policy, we also use Class Dojo as a way to keep in contact and inform you or what we are or have been doing in class. Please do contact us if you have any questions or concerns or successes to share with regard to your child’s learning.