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

Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

Welcome back to school and the Autumn term! We hope you had a fantastic Summer and lots of adventures!

We’re looking forward to helping the children settle back into school and telling them all about the exciting learning they’ll be doing this year!

This term we will be learning about The Great Fire of London in our project called ‘Have You Turned the Oven Off?’. We will be learning about where and how the fire started, why it spread so quickly and how it was eventually put out. This really is a great project as it lets the children see how different their lives are today compared to those in 1666.  Click the link to see the Year 2 Term 1 Curriculum Web which details the learning in the other subjects.

On Thursday 21st September 3:30 – 4:15pm, we’ll hold an information meeting where we’ll share lots of useful information about the year ahead. It will also give you the chance to ask any question you may have so please do attend if you can.

Throughout the year the children will receive weekly spellings and homework, regular exception word practise and will also begin to learnt their times tables. This will start once the children have settled in – more information to follow soon.

The children now have their reading books and new reading records. 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.

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
  • 2C – Thursday
  • 2R – Thursday

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

Other events taking place this term include:

  • Information Meeting – Thurs 21st Sept – 3:30 – 4:15pm
  • Parents Evening – 10th & 11th October

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.