20th October 2021
It is not without regret that I inform you that I do not have the capacity for Y2 to return this week.
Unfortunately with continued staff absence and illness, and with continued redeployment needed within school to safely manage the numbers we have, and no availability of supply teachers, I am out of options.
For Y2 children well enough to complete school work, the following lessons would be most pertinent to complete if you can (don’t feel obliged to do everything; just wanted to provide you with enough relevant ones to keep you going).
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/numbers-within-100-9ce3 Maths Lessons 10-15
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/why-do-we-celebrate-bonfire-night-82ed History lessons 1,2,3
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/playing-with-rhymes-and-stories-e9de Drama/English Lessons 1-4
Kirstin Howarth, Executive Headteacher
Welcome to our Year 2 page
Our PE days are WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS
but children will need trainers and a water bottle every day for our daily mile
At Weldon, we use one synthetic phonics programme from YR to Y2: We use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics and graphic knowledge (common exception words and tricky words). We supplement this scheme with relevant materials that match the sets and phases and have fidelity to letters and Sounds.
Using this programme, we are confident that: - grapheme/phoneme (letter/sound) correspondences are taught in a clearly defined, incremental sequence; - we introduce children very early on to a defined initial group of consonants and vowels, enabling them to read and spell as soon as possible many simple CVC words; - children are taught the highly important skill of blending phonemes, in order, all through a word to read it; - children are taught to apply the skills of segmenting words into their constituent phonemes to spell; blending and segmenting are reversible processes. - Multi-sensory activities used are interesting and engaging but firmly focused on intensifying the learning associated with its phonic goal.
The programme starts almost immediately children enter Reception, from the second week of starting school. For further info please see our Reading Intent on our Curriculum tab.
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