Welcome to Year 2.
Our Year 2 teachers are Mrs Smith and Miss Cook and Mr Callaghan
Mrs Smith is also the Key Stage Coordinator.
For Information about our curriculum please click on these links:
We welcome you to Year 2 and are looking forward to getting working with you.
Here is some useful information:
Reading books: At this age, the children learn to read quickly and confidently. Please listen to them read every night if possible and record a comment in the Reading records. We would like the reading books and records to come into school every day, so please keep them in their school bag so the teachers can regularly check the reading record, change books and hear the children read. We change reading books regularly during the week.
Yr 2s have group guided reading every week. This gives the opportunity for detailed discussion as well as decoding and comprehension.
Each few weeks we focus on a different type of writing, such as fairy tales, instructional writing and poetry. The children build up their writing over a number of weeks. We teach spelling through Phonics and have phonic sessions daily. We also help the children to learn other high frequency words and common exception words. We teach the school handwriting which is leading to cursive.
Maths is taught through The Maths No Problem scheme. This uses a variety of games, problem solving activities and teaches a variety of methods for calculation. The children sometimes record in their Maths book or whiteboard. Work is planned to suit the class and is then extended to deepen thinking or support is given to children as necessary.
We do practise counting and mental maths, number bonds to 10, 20, 100 and later on 2x, 5x and 10x tables.
On the days when they have PE, the children are allowed to come to school in PE kit and stay in it all day. This should be school or plain green shorts and school or plain white T. Shirt. Please help us by keeping to this. A track suit can be worn for outdoor P.E. when it gets colder. Earrings must be taped over or removed for P.E. independently please. For information about when your child is having PE, please speak to the class teacher.
Forest School is happening on a rotational basis throughout the year. When you know it is your child’s turn to do Forest School please bring in suitable named clothing.
Fruit is provided for the children every day in Year 2. If your child wants to bring their own snack to school it MUST be fruit or vegetables.
We are fortunate to have a new play frame in the grounds for our children to enjoy. For safety reasons, no children are not allowed to play on this before or after school.
Once a fortnight, the children will have a chance to go to the school library and choose a book. They can bring it home and share it with you. Please bring it back for the following library session.
There will either be one or two pieces of homework each week. This will go home on Fridays and needs to be returned on Tuesday. Sometimes the homework may be on paper, other times it will be using Seesaw. Please help your child as much as needed. You can write a comment as necessary in the book or on a ‘post it’. If this is a problem do talk to us or write a message.
- All clothes named please – we will try to return named clothing to the child.
- Please bring in a water bottle every day.
- Please do not allow the children to bring in soft toys, trading cards or other things from home.
- Birthday treats Children can still bring birthday treats if they wish to. Individual cakes or wrapped items are the best. Please ask the teacher about children’s allergies – no nuts at all please.
If you have any concerns about your child, please make an appointment with the class teacher by catching us at the end of school.
Mrs Smith, Miss Cook & Mr Callaghan