Help & Support at Home

As your child will be completing their SATs tests later this year, it is important for children to be furthering their learning at home; I have attached some advice and support to help at home.

Reading

It is very important that your child is reading at home, as often as possible. I understand it can be difficult to find the time, but your child will become more confident with reading if this takes place often. Children could read to a relative or older sibling also.

Your child is given two books every Monday, to read throughout the week. It is important for your child to read the book several times, to be able to read fluently and become more familiar with the book.

Please make sure you are writing a comment in your child’s reading record, with a date and signature. Please ensure your child brings their books and reading record into school EVERYDAY, even if they have not read, as we read our reading books every day in school.

Times Table Practise

Your child needs to know their 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s times tables; this will significantly help them with lots of skills needed for mathematics. Your child can access the following websites at home to help them learn their times tables and practise them:

2 times tables – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=850t1vjTZGg

3 times tables – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVyBQ5uTbo

5 times tables – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7Jo26EyoYg

Practise – http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Spelling

Your child needs to be practicing their spellings as often as possible, including ‘High Frequency Words’ and ‘Year 1 and 2 Spelling Lists’, which I have sent home. It would also be helpful for your child to practise spellings which have been sent home throughout the year.

I am beginning to send home practice test papers for your child to complete, however, there are a significant amount of questions. Therefore, I expect homework to be handed in on a Friday, rather than a Wednesday, to allow more time for your child to complete. I would advise your child to be completing a few questions each night, so that they are becoming familiar with the questions, on a regular basis.

Thank you for your continued support, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Gilmore

Year 2 Teacher