Year 2 - Amethyst



Dear Parents/Carers,


I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break with your families. This term our topic is called ‘Hot & Cold’ and will have a geographical focus. Please see the Topic Web for more info.


Reminders or useful information

  • KS1 SATS week will occur during the month of May. This will disrupt our usual timetable although we aim to do our best in preparing the children for any changes to the structure of the day.
  • Show and tell - I will no longer be displaying a timetable on the door. If and when your child would like to share something with the class then they can bring in an item from home to keep in school. We will do our best to share this item during the week that they bring it in but our timetable is very packed at the moment and they may have to wait a few days until we find an appropriate moment for this. This is why we have chosen not to allocate certain weeks to each child. We do also appreciate some children may not wish to share anything at all with the class.  
  • Sports day (26th May)
  • Please complete home learning in pencil. If you do not have one at home, then we can provide one from school. Please also encourage neat presentation from your child when completing their tasks.


Reading at home

Please read daily with/to your child. We are over half way through Y2 now and it is crucial that you support your child now more than ever to feel confident in discussing what they have read before they enter KS2. Please see the KS1 Reading Vipers document in useful information. No matter how fluent your child is at reading, understanding what they have read is hugely important. This document lists question stems to refer to when reading with your child. It is vital that your child doesn’t simply decode the words in their book but are being challenged to explain their understanding of what they have read or have listened to.


Many thanks


Miss Catlin