Welcome to Wrens
Welcome to Wrens!
We have a fabulous group of Year 2 children who are always bursting with excitement to learn. Over the course of the year, the children will be slaying dragons, discovering what Samuel Pepys buried in his garden in 1666 and taking a ride on Mr Grinling's rowing boat across to his lighthouse. There is never a dull moment in our class!
Make sure you keep an eye on the Wrens class page for updates on our learning and the adventures!
Home learning tasks will be added to our class page by Monday of each week and these will run alongside learning in school. This will enable you to continue to support your child’s learning in a meaningful way and enables us to work together effectively. It is important that children complete the home learning each week and get into the routine of working from home. Home learning partnerships with school are crucial in supporting your child’s success and we very much look forward to working alongside you.
Weekly Home Learning
Reading Books- It is important that you hear your child read regularly at home. We recommend a minimum of five times a week. Please record your child's reading at home by dating and signing their record book, so we can ensure your child is receiving support with their reading.
Bug Precision Words- If your child has bug words, please help them with these alongside their reading books. Taking the time to build their accuracy with sight reading these words will have a huge positive impact on their ability to read successfully and confidently.
Spellings- Your child's will be given a sticker on the front of their reading record book to identify their spelling group. Your child's spellings will be tested in school on a Friday. We would encourage you to use fun and practical activities to support spellings as well as writing each word.
Handwriting- Letter formation and initial joins are the focus for handwriting in Year Two. Each week we will upload a focus sheet for you to use at home with your child. We have also included a master sheet which you may find useful to use when supporting your child with their spellings.
Professor Assessor- Using their log in your child will be able to access their weekly home learning task set through Professor Assessor. Your child may initially need some support to navigate the platform (logging on and accessing the tasks) but we politely request that you allow them to complete the questions as independently as possible. (They may need a pen and paper to make notes as they complete the tasks.) This will enable us to use the completed home learning to provide focussed support where required.
NumBots- We continue to encourage your child to use the NumBots subscription frequently each week. The programme personalizes your child's challenge level and ensures they have strong foundations in number prior to progressing on to their times tables later in the year.
From next Friday 2nd October, we will record your child's spelling score in their reading record book.
Key Number Facts
Professor Assessor Weekly Task
Termly Home Learning
Super Spellers- Alongside our weekly spellings each term we will have a set of 'Super Speller' Words. We will focus on these words in class, ensuring accurate spelling in our written work. Please support your child with these words. You may want to incorporate these with their weekly spellings and create simple (or silly!) sentences to help revise and consolidate these words.
Number Facts Focus- Each term we will be taking a number fact focus for Maths and this will form part of our daily Maths lessons in class. Please support your child with learning the fact focus of the term. The aim is that your child will be fast, accurate and fluent, recalling all facts in 3 seconds or less.
Below are some additional links for you to focus on:
NumBots Number Facts- https://play.numbots.com/#/intro