Welcome to Year 2

Year 2 Staff

  • Teachers – Mr Rayner, Miss Rhodes & Miss Coombes
  • Support teachers – Mrs Wallace, Mrs Claridge & Miss Thomas
  • 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 4! We hope you had an enjoyable half term break.

This term we are learning about animals and their habitats in our project called ‘Have You Seen Mr Attenborough?’.  We will look at how animals have adapted to live in different parts of the world, life cycles, food chains and also using atlases to understand the different climates and weather patterns around the world.

Click the link to see the Year 2 Term 4 Curriculum Web which details the learning in the other subjects.

Also, this term we will be visiting Longleat Safari Park on Friday 29th March. This is always a fantastic trip and we hope the weather is on our side! Children will need to be in school by 8:15am as we aim to leave at 8:30am. We aim to return to school at approximately 5:30pm. Children need to wear school uniform on the trip and wear weather appropriate coats and footwear.

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:

  • Word Book Day – Friday 1st March
  • Longleat Trip – Friday 29th March

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 was given out at the most recent Parent’s Evening.

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.