Our key focus in Year 2 is ensuring that that the children receive a broad and balanced curriculum which builds upon their learning from EYFS and Year 1. There is an emphasis on core skills of reading, writing and maths in preparation for the end of Key Stage 1, our teaching reflects that we want to challenge the children and ensure that they are engaged and excited by their learning.
This year we have to account and acknowledge the missed time the children have experienced due to COVID-19, and staff will help and support the children settle back into school and ensure that strong routines are put into place quickly.
We are looking forward to working with you and your child throughout the year.
Mrs Allen-Cole, Mrs Montague and the Year Two Team
On your child's PE day (LM-Monday, CAL-Thursday) we will ask your child to come into school already wearing their PE kit. Children will be able to wear this for the whole school day.
Phonics Screening and Assessment
Due to COVID the year 1 screening test was completed at the end of the Autumn term. We have sent a letter to all parents with the results.
The government have said that no new SATs papers will be issued this year for year 2's. Throughout the year the children will be exposed to past papers to go towards the evidence collected for the teacher's assessment at the end of year 2.
Home Learning Project.
Well done Year 2 for all of your hard work this year. Below is your final block of work that has been set from your new Year 3 teachers. Keep it safe over the holidays and take it to your new teacher in September.
Rev Erwin Lammens and the St Mary’s Team have kindly put together a pack of activities for those families that usually attend the Easter workshop and the wider community. Please find the resources attached below.
World Book Online have just made their collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages.
(TBN: they are in American English rather than British English)
We appreciate these are unprecedented and challenging times for adults, let alone children. Below is a pdf presentation of a child friendly explanation of the Coronavirus if you would like to use it to help discussions at home.
World Book Day 2020!
The children have settled into year 2. We have had an exciting letter explaining that we have been chosen to be trained as secret agents. Throughout the year we will be given training and set tasks to show off what we have learnt. These will be called Secret Agent Training Skills (SATs).
In the Autumn term our topic is 'Let's Explore'. Please see our long term plan in the class tab to find out what we are doing in each of the subject areas. For more photos and information about what the children have been up to please access your personal Class Dojo account and look under the 'Class story' section.
Let's Explore Stunning Start
As part of our stunning start we completed a Madagascar themed day. This included watching the film, learning about Madagascan animals and designing and making our own clay animals. The children are all really excited to learn more over the next term!
Year Two Clubs
Year 2 Clubs will begin on 17th September.
This block will run for 4 weeks on Tuesday afternoons until 4pm.
Please sign up at your child's classroom door.