Year 2 Staff

  • Teachers – Mr Rayner, Mrs Davidson-Sault & Miss Coombes
  • Support teacher – Mrs Wallace & Mrs Harris
  • LSA – Mrs Ashwin, Mrs Burt, Mrs Hogg & Mrs Hibbitt
  • PE – Mr Boon

Welcome to Year 2

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Welcome back to Term 2 which is always a busy and enjoyable term! We have lots of exciting work planned as well as the usual Christmas activities and events!

This term our project is called ‘How Can We Get There?’ and we will be learning about the work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the adventures of Neil Armstrong. It is a history based project which will include learning about many of Brunel’s famous achievements as well as when man first landed on the moon. Click the link to see the Year 2 Term 2 Curriculum Web which details the learning in the other subjects.

Home Learning

Spellings – The children have all received their spellings for the whole of Term 2. Please encourage them to practise these as often as possible to ensure the children perform to the best of their abilities.

Times tables – In Term 2 the children will also begin their ‘Cracking Times table’ tests. Information about these was sent home at the end of Term 1.

Homework – The children will also being 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, at parents evening, exception word spelling sheets were given out. The spelling of the highlighted words should be practised regularly.

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
  • 2C – Thursday
  • 2R – Thursday

As always, please remember to name all items of clothing including PE kits, school uniform and coats!

Key Dates

Other events taking place this term include:

  • School Christmas Fair
  • SS Great Britain Trip
    • Tuesday 5th December – 2R
    • Wednesday 6th December – 2C
    • Thursday 7th December – 2DS
  • KS1 Christmas Production
    • 13th & 14th December – We will shortly begin rehearsals for a Wriggly Nativity – Information about costumes to follow soon.
  • Christmas Party – TBC
  • Christmas Dinner – TBC

For further information about Year 2 please see theYear 2 nformation 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.