Welcome to Cedar Class (Year 2)
Hello and welcome to Cedar Class!
We would like to introduce ourselves -
Mrs Drummond and Miss Harrison are our class teachers.
Mrs Hamilton is our fantastic teaching assisstant.
Our class governor is Mrs Christine Wilson (Chair of governors).
This year we will be aiming high and setting challenging targets to ensure that your child is facilitated to reach their potential and more!
Your support will be vital to the success of your child. One of our school mottos is that 'Together, we are stronger', this will also be our vision. We need your support in all areas. It is vital that you are prepared to support our decisions and present a united front to your child. This consistency will enable your child to make every second count. Please also ensure that you connect with our Class Dojo app to keep up to date with what is going on in our amazing classroom.
Our advice... Read... read... read!
Your child cannot be reading too much! We advise that your child should read for 10 to 15 minutes each day.
We understand that this can be challenging, therefore, we recommend that this is 5 reads a week. Even dropping this down to 4 reads will be limiting their potential. Reading can be conducted in many forms and it is vital that we can discuss their reading levels in a professional manner. If your child is reluctant to read their reading book but loves reading newspapers then let this happen. Encourage them to read a variety of texts as we want them to love reading for pleasure. Please do not use reading as a punishment at home. Reading also has a huge impact on their writing, maths and of course their assessments throughout the year. If you would like any advice or guidance on making reading more fun or you feel that your child is struggling with their reading then please do come and see us.
As you will already know, learning times tables is challenging. This is why we concentrate on the 2,5 and 10 times tables in Year 2. Please try to focus their homework/ extra work around these tables. Learning tables does not have to be time consuming. It can be practised on the way to school, in the bath or just before they go to sleep. If you have children in KS2 (Years 3,4,5,6) then ask them to challenge their sibling. This is also great practice for them too.
Your child will be given spellings each week that they NEED to practice at home. These spellings are part of the National Curriculum. Your child will already have a range of methods to help them learn them easily. Spellings should be practised several times a week but this can be conducted in any way. See what works for your child, some learn better in small chunks, others need testing, some like to write them out... the possibilities are endless!
Physical Education will be timetabled in on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but please ensure that their PE kit is in school all week, just in case we spring into an extra active session! Kits can be taken home on Fridays to be washed over the weekend and then returned ready for their next PE lesson.