An example of our phonics recap sessions in year 2

Here is an example of how our phonics recap sessions work in year 2. We are revisiting Phase 5 sounds and consolidating Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds every week. We use our phonics skills in our daily guided read sessions where we develop our decoding, prosody and comprehension skills. We have been enjoying reading a wide range of texts as part of our guided read sessions.

Key dates:

Monday 26th February – School Open for Spring term 2.

Wednesday 28th February – Parents Evening.

Thursday March 7th – World Book Day – Children to come to school in Pyjamas to ‘cosy up with a book.’

Monday 11th March – Times Tables Rock Stars Battle of the classes. Log on to score lots of points for your class this week!

Wednesday 20th March – Easter Disco (£1 donation)

Friday 22nd March – Easter Raffle (Tickets available to buy during this term)

Friday 22nd March – Last day of term.

Monday 8th April – School Opens for Summer Term 1.

Home work for this half term.

Each half term we send home work that the children can complete if they would like to. This supports their learning in class. Please send any work in to school on paper or take photos and email them to our class emails. We love to see what the children have been learning at home as well as at school.

Below is our home work guide for Spring 2 – Lent Term.

Spring-2-year-1-and-2-homework-overview-.pdf

Maths

In Year 2 we have a Maths focus on number bonds to 20 and our 2,5 and 10 times tables. Regular practise helps the children become fluent and confident which will then support them as they build their Maths knowledge through the school. Please click the link to see ways to support your child at home.

Year-2-Key-Number-facts-.pdf

Times Tables Rock Stars

Every child has a log in for TTRS where they can practise their multiplication skills and take part in school challenges. Please ask your class teacher if you need a reminder of your password.

Times Tables Rock Stars – Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)

Ukuleles

Leicestershire School’s Music Service visit Year 2 weekly to teach us all how to play a ukulele. The children have been learning how to strum, tune and play simple tunes or rhythms on the ukuleles. They have learnt the parts of the Ukulele and love singing alongside their playing.  The children have enjoyed our music sessions and continue to develop their musical skills each week.

Every child in Sacred Heart Leicester has a login username and password to access the website ‘Purple Mash’. The website address for our school is: www.purplemash.com/sacred-le5

This website contains useful resources not just for computing, but for other subjects such as Maths and English as well. When your child has logged in, they may access work set by the teacher in their 2Do area. This is a red button on the top right of the page. An image below shows where to find this. The class teacher will be able to see what children have completed, and how they got on once the work is saved.

Accessing Work on Purple Mash