Red 2023 - 2024

Miss Riley

Welcome to Red Class - Year 2

'Where only our best is enough'

We are heading into the summer term - Let's enjoy our final term in Year 2 and make some more memories as we continue to grow and learn together. 


Please take note of some important information below.

Start and finish times: Red Class door opens at 8.45 - 8.55 ready in time for registration at 9.00. The school day finishes at 3.30. Please remember to drop-off and collect your child from their classroom door. 

Attendance matters and everyday counts! Please ensure your child arrives on time and is ready for the school day ahead. If you have a problem, please let me know as soon as possible. Missing school means missing learning and learning builds from one day to another.

PE Day: Tuesday Please send your child to school in the correct PE uniform (white t-shirt/ black jogging bottoms/leggings and black trainers). Please ensure that your child does not have earrings in on this day and that long hair is tied up. 

Forest School: Wednesday Please send your child to school wearing PE uniform (white t-shirt/ black jogging bottoms/leggings and black trainers). Please ensure that your child does not have earrings in on this day and that long hair is tied up. Please also ensure your child brings in their forest kit. 

Homework: Homework is stuck into your child's individual book on a Friday to be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday. Your child's homework will be mainly phonics based and will enable them to consolidate their phonics learning from that week. Please see the front of your child's homework book for the list of common exception words that your child is expected to read and spell by the end of the year. 

Library Day: Friday Please make sure your child brings their book bag into school to exchange their library book.

Reading: Reading remains a key priority. Please remind your child to bring their reading diary and reading book to school every day. Please ensure your child reads their school reading book every day. Reading every day gives your child the best chances of success in all areas of learning.

The power of reading holds the key to success – it not only underpins everything we learn about but it also stimulates curiosity, intrigue, an active imagination and helps us to think critically and analytically so let’s work together to make your child be the best reader they can be! You can help by listening to your child read and by reading to your child (bedtime stories are a wonderful way). Don’t forget to sign your child’s reading diary too – extra 'smiley faces' are given for this😊.

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Accelerated Reader Website - log on to complete your reading quizzes

Times Tables: What are the advantages of your child learning their multiplication tables?

The key advantages include:

  • Application in daily life.
  • Integral to developing basic mathematical building blocks.
  • Building confidence with more complex tasks.
  • Gaining a conceptual understanding of multiplication and deeper thinking process.
  • Improving problem-solving abilities.
  • Developing key skills and 'number sense'

How can you help?

Regular practise counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10 from 0, forwards and backwards

Random verbal times table questions e.g. What is 2x5? 

Regular practise on TT Rockstars

TT Rockstars Website

'Smiley Faces' are given to your children for their efforts and behaviour. These are our version of 'merits' and merits earned go towards your children gaining their Bronze, Silver, Gold and Honours certificates, and finally the prestigious Badge (this is a special achievement which is presented at the end of the year in our end of year assembly). 

Early help and early intervention are forms of support aimed at improving outcomes for children or preventing escalating need or risk. If for whatever reason you and your child are struggling and feel you need help, please do ask. School staff may be able to advise, offer support or signpost you to the people and agencies who can.

Other Important information:

Remember - No jewellery is allowed in school except for stud earrings and watches.

All children MUST have their long hair tied up.

Please make sure your child has their own water bottle in school which is clearly labelled with their name.

Ensure all clothing is labelled.

Remember to bring a coat to school every day, we will play outside whatever the weather.

Our Class Representatives:

School Council Reps: Archie L

Green Team Reps: Bryony P

Contact Information:

Can I please remind you to double check with the office that your contact details are up-to-date. Newsletters are on the website and have lots of key information and dates for you. Please make sure you are checking these regularly. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Riley




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