Welcome to Year 2

Year 2 Staff

  • Teachers – Mr Rayner, Miss Rhodes & Miss Coombes
  • Support teachers – Mrs Wallace & Mrs Claridge
  • LSAs – Mrs Ashwin, Mrs Roe & Mrs Claridge
  • PE Teacher – Mr Boon

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

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.

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!

The 2018/19 Year 2 Information Booklet can be found here: booklet year 2 2018

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 20th September at 3:30pm, we will hold a Back to School information meeting where we’ll share lots of usual 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.

PE

This year, our PE days will be on the following days.

  • 2CR – Monday PM
  • 2MR- Tuesday AM
  • 2C – Thursday AM

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:

  • Back to School information meeting – Thurs 20th Sept – 3:30pm
  • Parents Evening – 2nd & 3rd October

Home Learning

Spellings – Throughout the year the children will take a weekly spelling test. The spellings for Term 1 will be sent home once the children have settled in. Please encourage them to practise these as often as possible.

Exception Words – Exception words are common words whose spelling may not follow the usual rules of phonics, therefore making them difficult to spell. By the end of Year 2 the children should be able to recall their correct spelling from memory. In Term 1 we will assess their current ability to spell the Year 1 and Year 2 exception words and provide you with a list of words to practise at the Parents Evening in October.

Number Facts – During Term 1 the children will take a weekly addition and subtraction number fact test. The purpose of the tests are to reinforce and allow the children to practise some key mathematical skills learned in Year 1 which will also help prepare them for Year 2. A letter with further information will be sent home in Week 1. Any time you can spare to help your child practise learning and memorising the addition and subtraction facts is much appreciated!

Times Tables – The children will start to take a weekly times tables test in Term 2. More information to follow at the end of Term 1.

Homework – The children will being to receive weekly homework (alternating each week between English and Maths) in Term 2. More information to follow.

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 – 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.