Welcome to year 2. We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home.
Ms Greenwood teaches in Squirrel Class and Miss Trushkina teaches in Bat Class.
Each week, children are expected practise their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and number bonds for 10 and 20. They are also expected to read for at least 15 minutes every evening.
Please ensure that your child has their full, named PE kit on these days. Please ensure you REMOVE all earrings before PE days
|Trips||Every term we have 2 Wow days. These are an opportunity to further enrich the children's learning by taking part in workshops or going off site to visit places linked to their curriculum topics.|
For Year 2, the school day will begin at 8.40, and end at 3.30. Please aim to be as punctual as possible.
Year 2 Curriculum
Our children are taught in line with the expectations that are set out in the National Curriculum. Subjects are taught with a clear progression and links are made with prior learning.
The Curriculum has been designed to ensure rigorous learning of knowledge but also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children.Our curriculum engages children with their learning and gets them interested in the world around them. Our Curriculum takes a global approach by helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries. The curriculum also emphasises the history and culture of Britain and promotes fundamental British values.
PE is taught by a specialist sports coach and Science, Music and Art are taught by specialist teachers.
Handwriting lessons take place two or three times each week focusing on letter height, formation and the flow of writing. We follow a structured approach to handwriting using the Morrells approach. We believe that this promotes flow and speed, and supports spelling as the children develop as writers.
The Key Stage 1 SATs happen at the end of the school year (usually in June). The best thing you can do at home to support your child is to read with them every day, complete any home learning and ensure that your child is in school, and on time, everyday.
What are we learning?
See the curriculum map on the subject page and view our looking forward letter at the bottom of the page for more details on what the children will be covering in class.
How can I help at home?
One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 15 - minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Practicing times tables frequently is vital, and children should be confident in their times tables by the end of year 4. Year 2s focus tables are 2, 5 and 10.
Additionally, we are asking all pupils to practice accurately forming digits from 0 – 9, lowercase and uppercase letters using cursive handwriting. Teachers’ have prepared handwriting packs for each child. Children should practice for 10 minutes daily at home and return their book each morning so teachers’ can check their progress.
If you have any questions, please talk to Miss Caballero or Mrs Pearce, or you can arrange a phone call by emailing the office.
|Looking forward to Year 2 Learning letter Autumn 1 2022||09th Sep 2022||Download|
|Meet The Teacher Year 2||14th Sep 2022||Download|
|Year 2 Looking forward to letter Nov22||04th Nov 2022||Download|
|Year 2 Looking forward to letter Spring 1 2023||10th Jan 2023||Download|
|Year 4 Looking forward to letter Spring 2 2023||23rd Feb 2023||Download|
|Year 2 Summer 1 Looking forward to||24th Apr 2023||Download|
|Red Cluster Summer Maths Year 2||21st Jul 2023||Download|
|Year 2 Looking forward to letter Aut 2023||08th Sep 2023||Download|
|Yr 2 September Meeting for Parents 2023||18th Sep 2023||Download|
|2023 Year 2 Looking Forward To Autumn 2||13th Oct 2023||Download|