Welcome to Year 2 and the last year of Infants.
In Year 2 the children continue to learn about so many exciting things, through Reading, Writing, Maths, Art, DT, Computing, History, Geography, RE, PE and Science. Topics are linked to these subjects to provide a relevant, cross-curricular approach to the children’s learning, catering for all learners.
Who Are the Teachers?
Miss Brake (Class Teacher)
Mrs Hopkins (TA)
Miss Dale (Class Teacher)
Mrs Bruder (TA)
Miss Francis (SNTA)
Mrs Hack (SNTA)
Important Things to Know
P.E. kits are expected to always be in school. P.E. lessons are on Mondays and Thursdays.
In the winter months P.E. lessons will be outside, so it is worthwhile having a grey tracksuit. Children who do not have their P.E. kit in school will be doing P.E. in their uniform or in one of our spare P.E. kits.
Please avoid sending your child to school wearing earrings on P.E. days.
Please also ensure if your child wears tights on a P.E. day that they have a spare pair of socks to wear for their P.E. lesson.
Homework is set on a Friday and needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Children are expected to use cursive / joined up writing at all times when doing their homework.
Please continue to ensure your child completes their homework in pencil. Homework is compulsory and we expect the children to hand in completed tasks on time.
Please note that homework should take the children no longer than 20 minutes to complete.
5 spellings are given each week; new ones are only given when previous ones have been learned. Children may be given spellings they have previously learned if they are not using them correctly in their independent writing.
Reading should be practised regularly. Books are changed when necessary.
The children are expected to complete a minimum of three signed reads per week in their reading diary.
Please work on the children’s comprehension skills as well as their word reading skills.
Reading books and diaries should be in school every day.
The reading scheme that KS1 follow is Jolly Phonics. The School uses a wide variety of reading schemes that directly link with the National Bookband Scheme.
We expect to see three signed reads per week.
Regular reading at home really supports children’s progress but most importantly builds their confidence as a reader.
Please **** NO NUTS ****
Children are allowed to bring in a piece of fresh fruit or vegetables to eat at break time and are encouraged to have a bottle of water in the classroom to keep hydrated.
Please ensure snacks are sent in a named container or bag.
If there are any questions or concerns, please drop in to see the Class Teacher, we are here to help.
Please see the long term planning to see in detail what is taught in each term.