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Year 2 – Sequoia - Miss Ryan

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What we have been up to...



This week we were visited by Fr. Paul, who came in to discuss the special books he uses in Mass. It was amazing to learn about the different books and what makes them special. Did you know that you can tell if a book belongs in the Catholic faith because it is backed in leather, its pages are not white and it also has a ribbon as its book mark?
All the children really enjoyed having Fr. Paul come to visit them and enjoyed asking him lots of questions, which they had been busy preparing before he came. He even set us the challenge of finding out about the Celtic cross. We are looking forward to him returning so that we can share our findings out with him.
A special thank you to Fr. Paul for taking the time out of his extremely busy schedule to come in and speak with us, we really appreciate it.

Class Teacher: Miss Ryan

Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gavin

Children are provided with a mid morning snack of fresh fruit or vegetables and milk or water. Playtime is from 10.30 am to 10.45 am and is supervised by two members of staff, with a third member of staff on first aid duty.

Lunchtime break is from 12 o'clock until 1pm where the children are supervised by Mid-day Supervisors.

Statutory Assessments in Year 2
Children will be working throughout the year towards the final end of Key Stage 1 Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs). Children will be assessed on Reading; Writing (including Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar); Mathematics and Science.  All subjects are teacher assessed but some judgements are supported by tests.

Following the Curriculum Information Sessions, held for Year 2 parents at the beginning of the Autumn Term, parents will receive:

Reading Books In Miss Ryan's class, books are changed once a week during 'Guided Reading' sessions. Please ensure that you have signed your child's green reading record book when you have heard them read. Please comment on how they have read and also how they have responded to the comprehension questions that you have asked them. For examples of comprehension questions at your child's reading level, please refer to the example questions under the 'Useful Resources' section on our class page. Please note that the books your child takes home are books that they are fluent in; this is to encourage reading for pleasure but also to give them the opportunity to work on their understanding through comprehension questioning.
P.E. Days Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday. P.E. kits should be kept in school at all times. We will send them home over the school holidays. Long hair needs to be tied back and earings are not allowed to be worn in school at any time. It would be helpful if girls could have a pair of white ankle socks in their PE bag for the days they come to school wearing tights.
Morning Routine When children arrive in the morning they are expected to come into the classroom themselves and change out of their coats and outdoor shoes, putting their things away. The children then go to their places where they can do 'Early Morning Work' or read a book for pleasure. At 9:00 the classroom door is closed and registration is taken, finishing with morning prayer. Any child arriving after 9:00 must enter school through the Main Reception Area.

We will always strive to maintain these routines. However, on rare occasions, circumstances prevent us from following them exactly.


Hear it for the baddies

Spread a little magic

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We're the seven dwarfs

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum

It's gotta be me

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