St Gregory's

Catholic Academy

Parent Pay

office@stgca.org.uk

Spring Garden Road, Longton Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 2QN

01782 235340

Part of

All Saints Catholic Collegiate

Welcome to Year 2 at St Gregory's

Year 2 staff:  Mrs Lamb, Mrs Goodwin, Miss. Tatton, Sister Geraldine and Miss Barker

 

During this first term, we will encourage our children to become more independent in all aspects of the school day, especially finding ways to improve their work, independently.

There will now be more emphasis on:

  • knowing the following times tables - x10, x2, x5, x3. Your child should know these fluently in order to start with and then randomly.Your child will be tested on these on a weekly basis. 
  • comprehension - through the use of our accelerated reader program, your child will be 'quizzed' on the books they read. Your child should aim to achieve no less than 80% on these quizzes. Quizzes are advised to be taken, once your child has read their book twice or show they fully understand the text. 
  • beginning to use cursive print in all pieces of writing. If you are unsure of this, both class teachers will happily explain the best ways of supporting your child with this.

 

The following website can be useful in supporting your child's learning journey:

 

BBC Bitesize-  www.bbc.co.uk/education 

This covers both key stage 1 (KS1) and KS2 (KS2) for a wide range of subjects

 

Woodlands Primary School  -  www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk

This has fantastic interactive resources across a range of subjects.

 

The National Numeracy Website - www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk

This is a really good website with lots of useful resources. It is designed to raise standards of numeracy across the country for both children and adults and it has specific areas for parents who want to help their children.

 

 

Crickweb - www.crickweb.co.uk   

Another good website for a wide range of subjects and general info about education

 

 

Topmarks - www.topmarks.co.uk

This website suits all subjects and is filled with a range of excellent games.

 

 

Websites to support phonics and reading

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

www.starfall.com

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds 

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Websites to support times tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.teachingtables.co.uk/

 

Websites to support maths fluency

http://www.arcademics.com/

 

Websites to support computing

http://code.org/

http://scratch.mit.edu/

http://https://www.codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/