Welcome to Year 2 at St Gregory's
Year 2 staff: Mrs Lamb, Mrs Goodwin, Miss. Tatton, Sister Geraldine and Miss Barker
During this first term, we will encourage our children to become more independent in all aspects of the school day, especially finding ways to improve their work, independently.
There will now be more emphasis on:
- knowing the following times tables - x10, x2, x5, x3. Your child should know these fluently in order to start with and then randomly.Your child will be tested on these on a weekly basis.
- comprehension - through the use of our accelerated reader program, your child will be 'quizzed' on the books they read. Your child should aim to achieve no less than 80% on these quizzes. Quizzes are advised to be taken, once your child has read their book twice or show they fully understand the text.
- beginning to use cursive print in all pieces of writing. If you are unsure of this, both class teachers will happily explain the best ways of supporting your child with this.
The following website can be useful in supporting your child's learning journey:
BBC Bitesize- www.bbc.co.uk/education
This covers both key stage 1 (KS1) and KS2 (KS2) for a wide range of subjects
Woodlands Primary School - www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk
This has fantastic interactive resources across a range of subjects.
The National Numeracy Website - www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk
This is a really good website with lots of useful resources. It is designed to raise standards of numeracy across the country for both children and adults and it has specific areas for parents who want to help their children.
Crickweb - www.crickweb.co.uk
Another good website for a wide range of subjects and general info about education
Topmarks - www.topmarks.co.uk
This website suits all subjects and is filled with a range of excellent games.
Websites to support phonics and reading
Websites to support times tables
Websites to support maths fluency
Websites to support computing