There are two Year 2 classes and there are three full time teaching assistants across both classes. During your child’s time in Year 2, we encourage them to become more independent and strive to do their very best.
Every morning, the children have a Literacy and Numeracy lesson. They are taught phonics and reading comprehension four times a week. The scheme that we use is called ‘Read Write Inc.’.
We believe that learning to read and spell are the most important things your child does at school. Children read individually at least three times a week at school. We expect parents to hear their children read a minimum of 4 times a week for at least 5 minutes. Also we expect your child to practice their spellings at least 3 times a week, as they are tested on a Monday. Also we expect your child to be practicing both their times tables and number bonds regularly. Our goal is for all children to reach at least Level 2 in reading, writing and numeracy by the time they leave Year 2.
Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.
These are the times that apply to a year 2 pupil’s school day.
|08:30||school gates open|
|08:55||classroom doors open|
Children enter the school directly via their classroom door at 08:55. We ask all of our parents to be prompt as the morning is a useful time for settling the children into good routines. We also use this time for target work and assessment.
Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.
|Miss Rachel Thomas||2A - class teacher|
|Miss Felicity Dixon||2 alpha - class teacher|
Children have PE on a Friday afternoon. They can attend school on Friday mornings wearing a suitable tracksuit or jogging bottoms/t-shirt.
Spellings and Numeracy homework aregiven out on a Wednesday and Numeracy homework is due in on the following Monday.
Children are expected to read a minimum of 4 times a week for at least 5 minutes.
Children are expected to practice their spelling homework during the week in preparation for their test on the Monday afternoon.
Children will have one piece of numeracy homework to complete related to what has been taught during the week. We expect this homework to be completed and handed in on the following Monday.
The following strands will be covered across the three terms:
Times tables will also be practised on a daily basis alongside the above units.
For more information about the strands please click the National Curriculum link at the bottom of this page.
During the Summer term we will be learning about Plants and Animals in the local environment including nocturnal animals.
Children can bring a bottle of water each day (no juice please) and can refill them in school when required. Please label the water bottles.
Children are provided with a piece of fruit each breaktime, therefore they do not need to bring in a snack.
We ask parents to provide a water bottle, filled with fresh water each day so that children have access to a drink.
Reading book and diary
Please do not send toys to school as children get very upset if they become lost.
Dinner money and money for trips should be in a sealed envelope with the amount, child’s name and class on the front.
If you need to inform us that someone else is collecting your child that day or something else that may affect your child’s school day - please tell us first thing in the morning at the door.
If you wish to talk to use about something that requires a longer conversation - please make an appointment to see us after school.
If you have a problem that you need to speak to us about urgently - please contact a senior member of staff as the class teacher’s priority in the morning is to settle the children in their class.
Key stage 1 and 2
(Gov.uk - Childcare and parenting)
primary curriculum (key stages 1 and 2)