Year 2 Key Information
Welcome to Year 2.nThis will be an exciting, enjoyable and engaging year, where your child will learn new skills and consolidate existing skills.
The class teacher in Y2 is Miss Harris and the teaching assistant is Miss Chapman.
School gates open at 8:45 ready for the lessons to start at 8.50am
As soon as the children come into our class our work begins so please make sure they arrive on time then they do not miss out on valuable handwriting and spelling time.
Year 2 have PE on Thursday afternoon. Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school which consists of a white top, black shorts and black pumps.
Please ensure your child's clothes and belongings have either their name or initials in them. This is to stop them from getting lost in class when they get changed.
I am sure it will be a fabulous year for everybody, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone progress along their own learning journey in Y2.
SECRET AGENT TRAINING
During the month of May Year 2 will be undertaking Secret Agent Training (SATs). There will be a range of assessments linked to arithmetic, reasoning, reading papers and SPaG.
Please help your child by ensuring they complete their weekly homework which is sent home on a Friday. When gets closer to May we will have a meeting to discuss SAT's in more detail and what your child should expect.
Below is a link to some videos from last year's Y2 teacher that you can access to prepare children closer to the time.
Curriculum overview for Year 2
The curriculum overviews for Autumn and Spring: Core and Non Core Subjects
We give home work and spellings out on a Friday to be returned on the following Wednesday. Your child will also get Maths homework linked to the learning in that week.
Reading books will be given out on a Friday. Your child should then keep this book at home to read until they are due to bring it back. Books MUST be returned on a Wednesday so that we can change everyone's book before a new one is sent home on Friday.
It is an expectation that children are listened to when reading at home. 5 minutes a day can make such a massive difference to their reading fluency and their confidence. Your child should be reading a minimum of 3 x a week with an adult at home if possible.
Please support your child’s reading by listening to them read and commenting in their yellow reading record. (you can comment or simply sign so we know they are reading at home) KS1 children's reading books and spellings match the phonemes taught that week.
The children are not expected to read a whole book every time - a couple of pages regularly is fine. Once this is returned to school, the book will then be change. Book bands are regularly reviewed.
If a book is lost then there will be a £5 charge.
Here you will find a guide that will give you some ideas to help your child with their reading . This guide is designed to give all parents a clear understanding of how our reading scheme (Bug Club) progresses throughout our school.
We also have a range of online books children can read online
Spellings are given out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday- the spellings children receive match the phonemes or spelling patterns they are being taught in their lessons in school, please practise these at home.
A set of the spellings are sent home on a Friday to so they can be practised at home. Each week we look at a different spelling rule/grapheme and the spellings that are given out link to that rule/grapheme.
Please click on the link below for a copy of the Y2 National Curriculum spellings list.
phonics screening online videos
Some children in Year 2 will be completing the Phonic screening retakes in June 2023.
To help you child prepare for this please watch these videos/lessons with your child, I have attached the playlist of 40 lessons. Each lesson is about 20 minutes long.
In Year 2 the children need to be secure with x2 x5 x10 and GD x3
Please help your child to learn them of by heart and practice them regularly. As a school, we use TT Rock Stars and a link can be found on the Children's menu tab. Click on this and it will take you straight to the login page.
Every child has their own login and password. If you are unsure or your child has forgotten theirs, please let me know. https://ttrockstars.com/
- Revise your number bonds, times-tables, doubles and halves:
- Addition and subtraction number fact families (0-100)
- Pick a skill you want to go practise: https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-2
White Rose Maths – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning?year=year-2&term=spring
BBC bitsize http://www.bbcbitesize for maths activities/games/quizzes
- Learn about suffixes and play the quiz: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mxrwx/articles/zwgbcwx
- Practice spelling Common Exception Words and select Year 2:
- Pick a picture for some writing inspiration:
- Click the link to a web page with a variety of books read aloud by authors https://storylineonline.net/
Science : Habitats
BBC Bitesize online: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrssgk7
Range of games and activities https://wowscience.co.uk/
Geography : The 7 continents
7 Continent song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yXDYvWSswI
Game 7 continents: https://world-geography-games.com/en/world_continents.html
History : Annie Kenney
- Try some yoga: https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=short&changed=duration
- Joe Wicks ‘PE with Joe’ Live at 9am Monday – Friday: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
We are sure your children will thrive being in Year 2 however, if you have any concerns or comments please see the us.
Corinthians 16:14 ‘Let all that you do be done in love.’