to Year 2
We would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your child as they join Year 2. We are excited to be working with you and teaching your children. In order to make a smooth transition from Year one to Year
The children in the Bumblebees class with be taught by Mrs. Sinclair whilst the children in the Caterpillar class will be taught by Mrs. Milburn. In addition to
March 2020, we started to use ClassDojo to communicate with parents, carers and children during lockdown and to set home learning work for your children to complete. From September 2020, when the children return to school we will be continuing to use ClassDojo as a way to communicate with parents and carers. It is therefore very important that all parents sign up to ClassDojos if you haven't already done so. In September Mrs Sinclair and Mrs Bailey will send invitations to those parents who have not signed up and we would really appreciate it if you would follow the instructions to create an account. If you need any help with setting up an account please speak to your child's class teacher who will be happy to help you.
You can find more information about ClassDojo and how it is used in school further down on this page.
How can we help your child be the best that they can be?
Year 2 is an important year for learning; it is the year when children should become competent and confident in all areas, but particularly in reading, writing and maths. To ensure that the children become the best that they can be, it is important that support in all three areas is being provided at home as well as at school. You are therefore an important part of your child’s education and we ask that you support your child by continuing to listen to your child read at home, helping them learn their spellings and completing homework tasks.
In Year 2 your child will be required to read each day and complete spelling and maths homework tasks each week. In addition to
How can I help my child with their reading?
In Year 2 we believe that reading is an important, yet enjoyable life skill, therefore we expect all children to read every school night and that parents record this in their reading record. As well as listening to your child read you could help them to develop their comprehension skills by asking them questions about the page/book they have read.
Your child will take part in guided reading sessions 5 times a week as well as reading to an adult on an individual basis. When reading with your child the class teacher will be constantly assessing their ability to decode and understand the meaning of unknown words, as well as their understanding of the text and their ability to answer questions about it.
Please also note that your child’s reading record is to be used as a record of your child’s reading successes. We would appreciate it if you did not use it to pass on messages. If you need to discuss anything in relation to your child please speak to your child’s class teacher, ask the office to pass on a message, make an appointment or contact us via the telephone.
Spelling and Maths
Every Friday your children will be given weekly spellings to learn and a piece of maths homework. These pieces of homework need to be completed and handed in on the following Wednesday. We believe that homework is an important part of your child’s learning journey; not only does it provide you with opportunities for you to share in your child’s learning successes but it also helps you to understand what your child is learning in school and helps them to understand the importance of becoming more
In Year 2 we expect your child to be independent and take responsibly for
At home you can help by encouraging your child to take responsibility for making sure that they have put all of the things that they need for the day in their book bags (reading book, reading record, library book etc) and to make sure that they have their PE kits, water bottle and if required their lunch box.
In order to help your child become more
Please send your child into school with a named water bottle so that they can stay hydrated during the day. This will help them to stay hydrated, focus and concentrate on their learning.
Your child will continue to take part in PE sessions each week. We will let you know when your child's PE days are in September so that they can be fully prepared for these lessons.
For PE lessons your child will be required to wear a PE kit. This consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts, plimsolls or trainers not school shoes. In colder
Please make sure that your child wears the correct school uniform each day.
In order to keep your child’s uniform and PE kit safe please make sure that every item of clothing that your child brings to school has their name written, stuck or sewn in it. Please check your child’s clothing regularly to make sure that names have not faded after being washed.
As you would imagine we expect high standards of
However, if your child makes the wrong choices regarding their
Please note that if your child does not follow the school rules, swears or hurts another child at lunchtime they will be issued with
Shooting stars, certificate and other rewards
Please be aware that any form of praise given to your child is to
In class we give children Dojo points for their work and excellent behaviour. Children also earn these points for demonstrating our Characteristics of Learning. Every Friday the child in each class who has earned the most Dojo points will receive 'treasure' from the class treasure box. Then when the children have earned 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150 or 175 Dojo points they will be provided with different rewards that they will be able to choose from. When the children earn 200, 250 or 300 points they will receive a bronze, silver or gold award. Examples of the rewards the children can choose from can be found below.
Characteristics of a Ravenswood Learner
If you have a concern, or you just want a chat about your child or you need to clarify something please see
If you have a concern with something we would encourage you to talk to us before it becomes a bigger issue as we would not want you to worry unnecessarily. Please remember that we are very friendly and approachable, and we want to work with you to provide your child with the best education possible.
We are looking forward to next year and working together.