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 days (Wednesday and 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.
We are currently waiting for guidance from the government to see if 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.
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)
The children have settled into year 2. We have had an exciting letter explaining that Steve Bachshall (Deadly 60) is making a documentary about big cats. He would like us to research information and send it to him so he can use it in his documentary.
In the Autumn term our topic is 'To Boldly Go....'. 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 Teams account. We will post photos and information for you to this account throughout the year as well as putting your child's homework on here on a Friday.