In Year 2, Key Stage 1 SAT’s will take place during May. Though this may seem a long way off, in reality the children need to prepare now to be ready for the assessments and tests they will undertake.
In addition to the work we are carrying out in school, we kindly ask that you set aside some time each week to support your child in the following areas:
Each child has a reading book from the home reading scheme. Several pages of this book should be read regularly by the child to an adult, talking about and predicting the story. It is not necessary to read a full book every night. The pages read should be noted in your child’s planner. This will help your child to develop his/her decoding skills and comprehension of the text. We will listen to your child read as much as is possible in school, but cannot stress how important it is that you read with them at home on a regular basis – your input is vital in ensuring your child continues to progress in this area.
Every half term the children have spelling words to learn. They are tested on these words each Wednesday. The spellings incorporate many of the spelling patterns learned throughout Year 2 and will be used to write a range of sentences in homework activities.
The children in Year 2 are mainly focusing on 2, 5 and 10 times tables, though some children will be introduced to the 3 and 4 times tables. Most weeks the children are asked to revise one or more of these tables.
In addition, homework is given out on Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. This will include English or Maths to consolidate their learning and understanding in relation to work carried out during that particular week.