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Year 2 - St. Dominic- Mrs Whitehill

 

Welcome to Year 2 - St. Dominic Class

 

Class Teacher: Mrs Whitehill

Support Staff: Mrs Ward-Brickett

 

School Council: Max and Georgie

Eco Council: Liam and Lilly

A Typical Day in Year 2

 

Year 2’s Daily Routine

8.45-9am

Doors open- morning activity

9am-9.10am

Register and morning prayer

9.10am-9.30am

Phonics

9.30am-10.30am

English

10.30am-10.45am

Break

10.45am-11.05am

Guided Reading

11.05am-12.05pm

Maths

12.05pm-12.15pm

Spelling

12.15pm-1.15pm

Lunch

1.15pm-1.30pm

Handwriting

1.30pm-3pm

RE/PE/TOPIC/Science/Music/Computing/PSHE

3pm-3.08pm

Shared class story/Newsround

3.08pm-3.10pm

End of day prayer

Reading Books

Reading books are changed once a week in St. Dominic class. Your child will receive three new reading books, on the day that it is their groups's turn to change their books. It is expected that the children independently change their books. Please ensure that you record each time you have listened to your child read, making comments about how they have read, e.g. Were they fluent? Also, please comment on how they responded to any comprehension questions that you asked. The children are expected to read every evening, for around ten minutes. 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. Your child will be reading the book band above in class, during guided reading and will be moved up to that band when they are ready.

 

P.E. Days Our P.E. days are Tuesday (indoors) and Thursday (outdoors). 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 earrings are not allowed to be worn in school at any time. 

Library- Every Friday the children will have an opportunity to select and change their own Library books in the school Library. Please ensure their book is kept safely in their book bag. 

Doors open at 8.45am and children have a daily morning activity to complete at their desk. These activities are important as they are often about reflecting on their previous work. Once they have completed this activity, it is expected that the children get a book from the 'Reading Garden' and read it quietly in their place. The door closes at 9am sharp and it is then that the register is taken.


Statutory Assessments in Year 2
In the Summer term, all children (who are working within KS1 national curriculum), will be participating in Standard Attainment Tests (SATs). The areas that the children will be tested in, are:

 

  • English comprehension- working at age related expectations and working at greater depth
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
  • Writing
  • Mathematics- arithmetic and problem solving

 

Any children that did not pass the year 1 phonic screening check will be re- screened in the summer term.


 

Meet Rufus

Meet Rufus 1

Monday 17th September 2018 we met Rufus. He is a family member of Mrs Crane. Rufus has spent a considerable amount of time training and 'passing' many behavioural and temperament assessments. All his accreditations can be seen in school.

We are very excited to be welcoming him to our team.

Autumn term

Autumn term 1 Mad Science launch
Autumn term 2 Singing workshop

cauliflowers fluffy with singers

Harvest Samba

On Eagle's Wings

Christian song written by Michael Joncas

Here I am Lord with lyrics

Here I am Lord I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard My people cry. All who dwell in dark and sin, My hand will save. I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright. Who will bear My light to them? Whom shall I send?

This is my body, broken for you...

This is my body, broken for you, bringing you wholeness, making you free, take it and eat it, and when you do, do it in love for me. This is my blood poured out for you, bringing forgiveness, making you free. Take it and drink it, and when you do, do it in love for me.

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