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?
Mr Bowers (Class Teacher)
Miss Nutbeen (Class Teacher)
Important Things to Know
Our P.E. lessons are on Thursdays and Fridays. Children need to come to school dressed in their P.E. kits, therefore they do not need to keep a P.E. kit in school. As a reminder, this is grey tracksuit bottoms (with their red shorts underneath if they wish), white P.E. t-shirt, grey jumper or school jumper with their trainers. Please avoid sending your child to school wearing earrings on P.E. days.
In line with the new Home Learning Policy your child will receive a half termly Learning Passport.
This includes a range of activities, including some Maths and English, that are set at the beginning of each half term. The teachers will set an expectation as to the number of activities to complete but it is pupil choice as to which activities are accomplished. The activities can be completed at any time during the half term (there is no weekly expectation for the activities within the learning passport). The children can bring these activities in (or photographs) whenever they are completed and they will be shared and celebrated in class.
In addition to the Learning Passport, the children are expected to complete a minimum of three signed reads per week in their reading diary. We also expect the children to practise their number bonds to 10 and 20 and their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Please work on the children’s comprehension skills as well as their word reading skills.
We use the Essential Letters and Sounds phonics scheme to teach phonics and reading in Year Two. The reading books the children bring home are carefully matched to their phonic knowledge based on what is being taught and teacher assessment of their reading.
Once children are ready to move on from phonetically decodable books they will start on the school book bands scheme from turquoise level.
Reading is assessed against the National Curriculum statements for Year Two.
Reading diaries should be in school each day to record any reading we do in school.
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.