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
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Welcome back to Term 6 and the Summer term! We hope you had an enjoyable half term break.
This term we will be making the most of our fantastic outdoor environment and (hopefully!) the warmer weather by taking more of our learning outdoors during Forest Schools! Although we hope for warm and dry weather, the children each need some wellington boots or other appropriate footwear and a waterproof coat. We will do Forest School each week starting in week 2 so it would be useful if these items could remain in school for the whole term.
Classes will do Forest School on the following days:
- 2C – Tuesday afternoons
- 2R – Wednesday
- 2DS – Thursday afternoons
This term we will also be learning about food, diet and exercise in our project called ‘What’s Cooking?’. Click the link to see the Year 2 Term 6 Curriculum Web. We will be learning about different types of food, how they are produced and where they come from. We will also learn the importance of staying healthy, exercising and being hygienic and will be designing, making and selling healthy snacks to the children in the school!
As part of our computing curriculum we will also be visiting the Apple Store in Bath where the children will learn the basics of movie making by using the iMovie app. Please see the dates below. (Permission letters will be sent soon.)
- 2R – Weds 4th July
- 2DS – Weds 11th July
- 2C – Fri 13th July
We will also be walking to St Luke’s church as part of our RE curriculum. Classes will visit on the following days
- 2R – Monday 18th June
- 2C – Wednesday 20th June
- 2DS – Thursday 21st June
Please contact the class teacher if you are able to help with walking there and back.
Other events taking place this term include:
- World Cup Day – 14th June
- Sports Day (Years 1-6) – 26th June
- Last day of term – 23rd July
- INSET Day – 24th July
Spellings – The children have all received their spellings for the whole of Term 6. 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 have continued to make fantastic progress with their times tables using 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.