Welcome to Year 2
Hello and welcome to Year 2! In Year 2 your children will be taught, guided and supported by a number of adults in school. We work closely as a team to ensure that we meet the needs of your children.
Teachers: Mrs Rees (Monday - Friday morning) and Mrs Giles (Friday afternoon)
Teaching Assistant: Miss Harris
Other adults in the Key Stage 1 team: Mrs Bakewell, Mrs Painter, Mr Stockton.
Lunchtime staff: Mrs Burrows
English – Our English lessons are built on a variety of exciting texts that the children will explore over the course of the year. The children will develop their reading, writing and language skills through these lessons by means of whole class teaching with independent, paired and supported learning activities.
There will be a Key Stage 1 spelling list coming home for you and your child to refer to, this is the same list that we use in our English lessons.
Maths – Over the course of the year the children will cover many aspects of Maths including place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money, time, measure, shape and fractions. They will work both formally and practically to support their learning in these areas and to develop their reasoning skills. In Year 2 it is essential that the children have a thorough knowledge of number bonds to 20 and should to be able to recall facts from the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We use Busy Ant and White Rose Maths for Mathematics using a mastery approach.
Reading/Homework - Once assessed, children will be given two reading books to bring home every week. The first book will be fully phonically decodable and matched to their reading level and should be read independently; the second book will be a 'book to share' from our class library. Your child will be expected to bring their reading folder in daily with their decodable book, the class library book can be returned as and when it needs changing. Children are expected to read, discuss and answer questions about a book every night if possible, even if it is for only a few minutes. Decodable books should be read at least twice to develop and support fluency and we welcome the addition own choice reading books too.
Homework will be set online on our class home learning page each Monday and can be submitted via the class email. Homework will consist of spellings and an activity based on one of the subjects covered in the week. Maths homework will be set through Mathletics. Our class email is:
PE - Year 2 PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.
It is important that the children arrive at school already dressed in their school PE kit on their PE days. PE kit should be weather appropriate as PE sessions will be outdoors. This might include (White or house colour polo/t- shirt, black shorts, black tracksuit/jogging bottoms, trainers and sweatshirt). Earrings should be removed on PE days.
Attendance/Punctuality - Our attendance is closely monitored by our EWO (Education Welfare Officer). It is vital that all the pupils attend school punctually every day. Holidays in term time are not allowed. In line with other schools in the Wolverley Pyramid, holidays are marked as an unauthorised absence.
Snacks/Water - Children may bring a healthy snack for morning break such as a piece of fruit and a refillable water bottle. Reminder-we are a nut free school. Alternatively, school can provide toast for morning snack which can be booked through the Gateway and a selection of fruit is available in the classroom.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us on the Gateway.
We look forward to working with you... The Year 2 Team