Year 2 is a very important final year in Key Stage 1 and the children continue to develop their independent skills in preparation for Key Stage 2. This is also a crucial year as the children complete their Key Stage 1 national SATs assessments in May.
Year 2 Staff
Class Teacher: Mrs B Brixey-Budhan
Teaching Assistants: Mrs M Fletcher
Homework is given out on a Friday and must be returned to school by the following Wednesday.
Spellings are tested on a Thursday.
P.E is on a Monday, though this may change from time to time. P.E kit should be in school every day, including tracksuit and trainers for outdoor games in winter.
Welcome to Autumn term! The children have already come back from the summer holidays ready to learn. We have lots to do but as always we will be making it all as fun as possible.
Our topic up to Christmas is 'Once upon a time.'. We will be learning lots about fairy tales and alternative fairy tales. We will be learning about Kings and Queens in history and will also be learning about castles. In D&T we will be making our own moving pictures using levers, sliders and wheel mechanisms. In Science, we will be learning about materials and will be doing lots of experiments to find out about their properties.
You can see from our ‘overview’ that we are planning to cover a lot in the next few weeks! Please help your child by discussing these topics and please say if there is any way that you can support us within the class.
*As always, hearing your child read is so important as this helps them to access the curriculum. Please also record in their reading diaries as this provides evidence for the end of the year. Children will not be able to change their book unless their previous book has been written in their reading record. I expect the children to read at least 5 times a week. Please write comments in their reading records that we can use as evidence, such as when your child makes predictions, inferences and links to other books they have read. If you want to read other books at home and are stuck for ideas, feel free to see the Year 2 book lists on the following websites:
*Please continue to practise the times tables with your child (2,5,10 and 3) and the related division facts. The children may occasionally bring home their multiplication check-up sheets which would give an idea of how to support your child. There is also a speed test on Purple Mash which the children love.
*Support your child wherever possible with their handwriting – joined if possible.
*Help your child to learn their spellings (the Squeebles app is again great for this). They will have weekly spelling patterns but will also need to learn their Year 2 exception words.
As always, please pop in to see us if you are unsure of anything and we will do our best to help.