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: Autumn Term - Mrs Healey
Teaching Assistant: Mrs S Teasdale
Homework is given out on a Friday, via SeeSaw, and must be completed by the following Wednesday.
Spellings are tested on a Monday.
P.E kit should be worn on Thursday, including tracksuit and trainers for outdoor games in winter.
Our topic this term is 'Island Life'. We will be learning all about Katie Morag and the Island that she lives on. In Science, we will be identifying trees and finding out about different plants, where and how they grow. In Geography, we are learning about the countries of the UK, using maps and atlases, and identifying human and physical features. We will also be designing and making a new vehicle for Grannie Island to travel around the Isle of Struay.
This term we will also be celebrating Black History Month and Mental Health Week. On Friday 16th October we will be wearing yellow to raise funds for Young Minds Charity.
As always, please contact us if you are unsure of anything and we will do our best to help.
Reading in Year 2
*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 4 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 ). 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.