Year 2 Staff
- Teachers – Mr Rayner, Mrs Davidson-Sault & Miss Coombes
- Support teacher – Mrs Wallace, Mrs Harris & Mrs Lester
- LSA – Mrs Ashwin, Mrs Burt & Mrs Hibbitt
- PE – Mr Boon
Welcome to Year 2
Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.
Welcome back to Term 5 and the Summer term! We hope you had an enjoyable Easter break.
This term is perhaps the busiest for Year 2 as the children will be taking their SATs tests during May. It is obviously very important they do not miss school during this time.
This term our project is history focused and we will be learning about the lives and times of Rosa Parks and Emily Davison. We will learn about the importance of these historical figures, key events in their lives and comparing life in the past to the world we live in now. In Science we will be learning to identify, compare and describe different materials and thinking about what makes them suitable to be used in a range of everyday objects. We will also be studying the work of the artist Julian Trevelyan and creating our own collage!
Click the link to see the Year 2 Term 5 Curriculum Web which details the learning in the other subjects.
Other events taking place this term include:
- Class photographs – 27th April
- SATs tests – During May
Spellings – The children have all received their spellings for the whole of Term 5. Please encourage them to practise these as often as possible to ensure the children perform to the best of their abilities.
Times tables – Last term the children made a fantastic transition to the new Times Tables Rock Stars scheme which the whole school are now using. Each child has a unique login (stuck in their Reading Record) which they can use to practise their times tables and divisions. The children will continue to take a weekly written test in class. We emphasise to the children that they are not expected to pass a new level each week and encourage them to persevere.
Homework – The children will continue to receive weekly homework (alternating between English and Maths). This is given out on Fridays and needs to be handed in on Wednesdays. The work set will consolidate the children’s learning from that week in school. The children should be able to complete the homework independently although some support/supervision is useful. Finally, continue to practise spelling the updated highlighted exception words on the sheets given out at this term’s parent’s evening.
Reading Please try to read with your child regularly as it really does make a huge difference. Also, please remember to write in their reading record every time you read with them along with a short comment as books can only be changed if we know they have been read. Children should read their books at least twice before bringing them in to change and be able to answer questions about the book as reading comprehension is a huge focus in Year 2. Finally, in Year 2, children are allowed to change their own reading books, allowing them to choose books which really appeal to them.
Maths Games – Also, the school subscribes to a set of excellent online maths games and each child has their login stuck into their reading record. Many of the games are also tablet friendly.
This year, our PE days will be on the following days.
- 2DS – Tuesday PM
- 2C – Thursday AM
- 2R – Thursday PM
As always, please remember to name all items of clothing including PE kits, school uniform and coats.
For further information about Year 2 please see theYear 2 information booklet
As a proud ‘Rights Respecting School’ we learn about the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Our class charters set out what both adults and children must do to ensure children can enjoy their rights.