A warm welcome to the Year 2 class page.
Mrs Hehir- Mondays to Wednesdays
Miss Valentino - Thursdays and Fridays
Mrs Dutton - Art teacher
Mrs Shah - Each morning
The children will be aiming to read words by sight without having to sound them out individually. They will learn new spelling patterns and begin to apply them in their writing. They will look at the possessive apostrophe, homophones and near homophones and suffixes.
There will be a heavy focus on handwriting and children will be taught which letters join. Practise is key. Children will be awarded a pen licence when they can comfortably and confidently join. Children will learn to write for a range of purposes including stories, poetry and real events.
Mathematics focuses on the 2, 5 and 10 times-tables. Children in Year 2 will learn to add and subtract with two-digit and one-digit numbers. They will learn multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times-tables. In fractions, they will find 1/3, 1/4 1/2 and 3/4 of a shape or a quantity of objects. They will study measures, including weight, capacity and length, and they will learn to tell the time to five minutes. They will also study properties of 2D and 3D shapes, as well as a range of data-handling methods such as bar charts and pictograms. By the end of Year 2, pupils will be expected to know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using and understanding place value. We will start the year focusing on the 4 operations, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication ensuring children are secure with number.
Please see our long term plan for details of all of the topics we will be covering over the course of the year.
PE will take place on Mondays (outdoors) and Thursdays (indoors). Our PE kit is a plain white or green t-shirt with either a pair of black or green shorts. In the winter, the children can wear a pair of plain black or green jogging bottoms and a jumper. Please also remember a spare pair of socks.
P.E kits should not include large logos. Football kits cannot be worn.
Homework will go home on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday. The children will have a reading journal which details activities and tasks to go alongside their reading in order to support curriculum objectives, as well as ensuring that reading is purposeful and engaging. Children will have their spelling words modelled in order to practise handwriting and then, will complete these at home in their handwriting books. Spellings will be tested weekly on a Thursday. Children have a CGP maths book, which contains a year’s supply of weekly maths tasks.
Reading books and diaries will also be changed on Wednesdays.
What does my child need to bring to school?
Book bag with reading books and homework (on Wednesdays)
The school provides children with snack in Year 2 so they do not need to bring one to school.
Year 2 is an important year. It is the first time the children will take part in formal tests and it is also the last year of Key Stage 1. However, it is an exciting year too. The children will be encouraged to work more independently and take more responsibility for themselves and their learning under the guidance of the Year 2 team.
In year 2 the children sit their end of Key Stage 1 SATS papers. There are 2 Mathematics papers, 2 Reading papers and 2 Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation papers. The SATS are taken in May, they are not strictly timed and children will be given breaks between the papers. The teachers will mark the papers.
We ensure the SATS are not a scary time for the children and make it part of our daily routine so much so that sometimes the children don’t know they have even taken them. If you would like more information about the SATS please speak to a member of the Year 2 team and we would be happy to help.
If you need to speak to anyone in Year 2, please either write a note, see the class teacher at the end of the day or make an appointment through the office.
Thank you in advance for all of your support for the coming year.
The Year 2 Team