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 Perry & 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 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 and 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.

Further information about Year 2 can be found in the 2018/19 Year 2 Information Booklet which can be downloaded here: booklet year 2 2018

Key Dates

Events taking place this term include:

  • Tuesday 4th December – 2C SS Great Britain Trip
  • Wednesday 5th December – 2MR SS Great Britain Trip
  • Thursday 6th December – 2CR SS Great Britain Trip
  • Tuesday 18th December – KS1 Christmas Production
  • Wednesday 19th December – KS1 Christmas Production
  • Thursday 20th December – Christmas Dinner
  • Class Christmas Parties – Date TBC

Home Learning

Spellings – Throughout the year the children will take a weekly spelling test. Spellings will be sent home at the end of each term. Please encourage the children 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. Please continue to support the children with learning the spelling of the words highlighted on the sheets given out at Parent’s Evening. An updated list will be given out at the next Parent’s Evening.

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 take a weekly times tables test from Term 2 until the end of the year. For more information please see this letter which was sent home at the end of Term 1, TT Rock Stars Letter.

Homework – The children will also receive weekly homework (alternating between English and Maths). This is given out on Fridays and needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday. 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. Information on how to support the children with any arithmetic based Maths homework can be found in the Year 2 Arithmetic Booklet which was sent home at the end of Term 1 and can be found here – Year 2 Arithmetic Methods Booklet.

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.

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.