The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery, Leinster Rd, Basildon, SS15 5NQ
In the links above, you will find out all about the exciting learning that is yet to come this half term! Please have a browse.
Below you will find important information regarding your child's PE time slot and information on reading.
At the bottom of the page you will find the children's class blog - A weekly update of all the exciting things that happen within the week! Enjoy!
Each week, you will receive a reading book matched to your child’s phonetic level. This book coincides with the Read, Write, Inc. book they will be reading during their daily phonics sessions with their RWI teacher. This book will be changed every Friday. Children will also read with staff in school, so please ensure they have this with them every day.
We continue to learn phonics in Year 2 to consolidate learning and support fluency. As your child shows progression and completion of the programme, they will then be moved from the scheme to levelled and free-reader books.
In the front of RWInc Book Bag Books, you will find supportive notes to help your child read the book; this follows a similar structure to how they read at school. RWInc follows a teaching sequence to encourage children to read, rather than recall, the text they are presented with.
Our suggested activities for this book -
You will also receive access to your child’s RWI book they are reading in their daily phonics sessions via the Oxford Owl website. You can follow the suggested activities for this book as well.
When you read with your child, please write into their reading record so that your child works towards receiving their reading certificate and prize. Your child’s reading record will also be checked every Friday. P.E. Days
Year 2 have P.E once per week; the day will be confirmed with a sign on the door. As part of our developing curriculum, additional PE activities will be embedded into core subjects. Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit at school on PE days. Hair should be tied up and earrings MUST be removed on these days. Your child will not be able to join in with P.E if they have earrings in. Homework
Homework will be set weekly on Spelling Shed and Oxford Owl. Children also have access to Numbots, which supports their maths skills at their current working level. Spelling Shed will be replacing Reading Eggs for our Year 2 pupils. This will help them build their confidence in independent writing and also help prepare them for their SATs in the Summer term. Logins can be found in your child’s Reading Record.
2nd December 2022
This week we have looked at using conjunctions to create longer and more interesting sentences. We made a story map to create an innovated story and then wrote our innovated story, changing the mermaid character to a gnome, unicorn or an elf!
We have begun to look at division and division problems using our knowledge of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We then moved on to problem solving using our division understanding.
We have reached the end of our science unit so are making big posters in groups to show what we have learnt! We are going to present this information to our friends next week!
This week in RE we have been exploring the Christmas story, resequencing the key events and learning about the Christian story.