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Welcome to Year 2!

Here you will find out all about our brilliant learning this year. We are so excited to watch you learn and grow into independent learners who are ready to move into Year 3 at the end of the year.

Here you will find our overview of the learning that will take place in Year 2: 

Year 2 - Topic Web - Autumn 1Year 2 - Takeaway Homework - Autumn 1

Phonics 

Children in Year 2 have now completed the Phonics Screening Check which assessed their ability to decode and sound out words. We have been working hard in school to ensure children have access to lots of phonics learning. To give you an insight into the Phonics Screening check below we have added a Phonics Screening Check PowerPoint , a Guide to Phonics Screening Check and a PowerPoint Presentation explaining Phonics at The Crescent. 

Children who did not pass the Phonics Screening Check will continue to have phonics flashcards and home learning sent home to support them. 

We are also now able to share our Phonics Play log-in details with you which has lots of fun phonics games for your child to play at home. Visit www.phonicsplay.co.uk and type in the log-in details. Then click resources and select the relevant phase for your child. If you are unsure of the relevant phase please contact your class teacher through Class Dojo. 

Phonics Play log-in details:
Username – TheCrescent
Password – teach

If you have any queries relating to the Phonics Screening Check please contact Mrs Morss on aregelous@thecrescent.croydon.sch.uk 

Year 2 Curriculum Targets
Targets in Year 2: It is important that your child works towards the Band 2 targets but also consolidates their learning from the Band 1 targets too.

Homework

Reading

In Year 2 children are assessed at their reading level for word reading, fluency and comprehension. The more you read at home the more confident and fluent reader your child will be!

Colour banded books/Picture books - Children are expected to read at home every day and record this in their reading record book. Reading record books should be left in school on Friday’s and will be written in at the start of the week by the Year 2 team.

It is important that you listen and ask your child a few questions about the text. If you are unsure what questions to ask here is a list of questions to use – pick 2/3 each time. 

Reading Stars – our whole school reading competition. If your child reads 3 times a week and records this in their reading record – they are a reading star! We will be competing to be the best year group at reading at home.

Bug Club - All children have access to Bug Club at home where they can read online and answer questions. If you have trouble logging in please email your class teacher. 

  1. Visit the website www.activelearnprimary.co.uk (Make sure you have flash player downloaded) or download the App ‘Puffin Academy’ then click ‘Puffin Portal’ . Next, click the search bar and type ‘bug club.’ Afterwards, scroll down to the bug club logo and click ‘launch’
  2. Log in using your child’s details

Log in: (see childs print out sent home in Reading Record book) Password: read2 School code: k3xx

       3. Click ‘Log in’

       4. Don’t forget that when reading if you see the bug to answer the questions about the text

Homework Takeaway Menu

We can’t wait to see the brilliant homework you produce and send in via Portfolios on Class Dojo!

Each half-term we will upload the takeaway homework menu to Class Dojo and this webpage. If children complete their homework please upload this to their portfolio on Class Dojo. Click here for a useful video from Class Dojo’s YouTube channel if you are unsure how to post to your child’s portfolio.

The homework menu has a chilli rating which suggests the difficulty or challenge the homework may offer. Every half term you should attempt at least one ‘flaming hot’ task!

Spellings

Every Friday your child will be set spellings on Class Dojo. Please take the time to help them learn their new spellings. Children are expected to include these correct spellings in the learning at school.

Ideas to support with spelling at home:

  1. Create a set of flashcards with your child’s spellings (and the definition of the word on it for more-able children)
  2. Play ‘Spelling Memory’ – say the word, child spells the word
  3. Use alphabet magnets or scrabble ties to spell out each word
  4. Write sentences for each word
  5. Type the spelling words onto a computer or tablet
  6. Write or type a story using the spelling words
  7. Use the ‘Spelling city’ website http://www.spellingcity.com/index.php?option=com_route&route=newuserregistrationform (cannot be used on a tablet) – you can type in your spelling words, it helps you to learn them and then tests the spellings taught
  8. Create a crossword with your child’s spelling using http://www.discoveryeducation.com/free-puzzlemaker
  9. Let your child spell their spelling words with their alphabet cereal or trace it into mashed potato with a fork!
  10. Use old magazines/newspapers to find the spelling words - How many times can you find the word in the newspaper?

Play Spell Bound https://gridclub.com/activities/spellbound

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