Year 2 Staff

  • Teachers – Mr Rayner, Mrs Davidson-Sault & Miss Coombes
  • Support teacher – Mrs Wallace, Mrs Harris & Mrs Wright
  • 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 4! We hope you had an enjoyable half term break.

This term we are learning about animals and their habitats in our project called ‘Have You Seen Mr Attenborough?’.  We will look at how animals have adapted to live in different parts of the world, life cycles, food chains and also using atlases to understand the different climates and weather patterns around the world. If the children have any animal or David Attenborough related books or DVDs at home then please feel free to bring them to school!

Click the link to see the Year 2 Term 4 Curriculum Web which details the learning in the other subjects.

Also, this term we will be visiting Longleat Safari Park on Friday 16th March. This is always a fantastic trip and we hope the weather is on our side! Children will need to be in school by 8:15am as we aim to leave at 8:30am. We aim to return to school at approximately 5:30pm. Children need to wear school uniform on the trip and wear weather appropriate coats and footwear.

Key Dates

Other events taking place this term include:

  • Parent’s Evening – Tuesday 27th February and Wednesday 28th February
  • World Book Day – Thursday 1st March
  • Year 2 Longleat Trip – Friday 16th March

Home Learning

Spellings – The children have all received their spellings for the whole of Term 4. Please encourage them to practise these as often as possible to ensure the children perform to the best of their abilities.

Times tables – The children should have received a letter explaining 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 emphasis 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.

PE

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.