Information for parents
Year Two is a pretty demanding year, academically, so we try our best to always do all our homework, as this helps to move our learning forward. We read our home reading book each night and have access to Bug Club's interactive reading books too. We also write a sentence in our 'Magpie' writing book. We find a great sentence from any book that we have at home (this can be our home reading book) and copy it into our 'Magpie' book using our best handwriting.
Each Friday we receive Maths homework from the Busy Ants scheme. This homework consolidates the learning in Maths from the week and often has a fun extension to try with mum and dad. We also take home a literacy homework, which is usually based upon the GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) work that we have done in the week. As we are focusing on our writing book at the moment, this homework is optional.
On a Monday, we also have a spelling test. Each Monday Miss M-C gives us our spelling list. This usually contains 12 of the spellings based upon the National Phase 6 Letters and Sounds initiative and children are expected to copy the spellings out in their best cursive handwriting.
Our teacher recognises how hard we try so we have a number of rewards in our class.
As mentioned fab Frog is awarded in Friday's Achievers Assembly and is taken home for the weekend, needing to be returned on the following Tuesday. Ms M-C also has a sweetie tin, which she uses when she spots someone doing the right thing or is our table wins the 'Neatest Table Award.'
We also have our class 'Bucket of Love' which is used when we are seen doing something over an above our school's Gospel Values. 2 nuggets are placed into the bucket. When the bucket is full the whole class receive a little treat. This may be five minutes extra playtime, an extra bit of class novel time or something that the class have chosen.
We have our school merit system too. Merits can be given out for academic achievement, manners, good behaviour: anything positive really!
We have our WAGOLL wall of fame - What a good one looks like! If a child has done a piece of work which is fabulously presented and is a little bit special, they may have their work displayed on the WAGOLL wall. They also receive a special card certificate to keep.
Lastly, we have our Friday Achievers Assembly, where certificates are handed out for 'Master of Maths', FAB, Handwriting Award, Always Award, Most Merits Certificate and special certificates when we reach 25, 60, 100 150 and 225 merits.
Our P.E. days are on a Monday and Tuesday. We will need to have their kit in school on these days. Earrings need to be covered over using plasters.