There are three Year 2 classes and each class has a full time teaching assistant. During their time in Year 2, we encourage the children to become more independent and strive to do their very best. In Year 2, the pupils also prepare for their end of Key Stage 1 SATs. These are administered at the end of May in a low-key setting to minimise stress and enable the pupils to do their best.
We follow the Maths No Problem scheme and the pupils thoroughly enjoy the challenges that come with it.
Literacy units follow a three week structure which is consistently applied throughout the school (see our writing page). Pupils learn and consolidate new skills within a wide range of contexts. The text types covered in Year 2 include: information texts, instruction texts, short stories and recounts.
Pupils are also taught Reading and Spellings 4 times a week. They are taught in groups but these groups are flexible and may change throughout the year. We believe that learning to read is one of the most important things your child does at school. Pupils read individually at least once a week at school in group reading lessons (see our reading page). Our goal is for all pupils to be independent readers and have a real love of reading by the time they leave Year 2.humanities page). Weekly science lessons as well as RE and PSHE lessons also form part of our curriculum in Year 2. Science topics covered include: plants, animals including humans, habitats and living things and materials and their properties (see our science page).
Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.
Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.
|Miss Khan||beta - class teacher|
|Miss Purewal||delta - class teacher|
|Miss Dankaro||gamma - class teacher|
On a carousel day pupils will spend the afternoon doing art, computing and music. Pupils also have a PE day which is taught by specialist PE staff. On PE day please send children to school in a PE kit. Children will be asked to tie long hair back and remove all jewellery for PE lessons.
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This link gives you details of upcoming trips and educational visitors this academic year.
Each Thursday we send home a piece of maths homework, spellings to learn and times table targets to practise. We ask for the homework folders to be returned to school by the following Tuesday. Children will be tested each Monday on their times tables and each Friday on their spellings. We also expect parents to hear their children read a minimum of 4 times a week for at least 5 minutes.
The following are the curriculum letters sent to all parents which detail the subject areas that are covered.
|curriculum letter - year 2 - 2018-19 Spring|
|curriculum letter - year 2 - 2018-19 Autumn|
|curriculum letter - year 2 - 2017-18 Summer|
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 are 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 someone else is collecting your child on a particular day or if you have a problem that may affect your child’s school day - please tell us first thing in the morning.
If you have any concerns please raise them in the first instance with your child’s teacher or teaching assistant. Should you need to escalate the issue please call the school to arrange an appointment with Sue Squires (Deputy Head) or Jacqueline McGibney (Headteacher).
Key stage 1 and 2