Year 2

Welcome to Year Two! 

We have two classes in Year 2, both named after famous authors: Rosen Class are taught by Sue Mathie and Seuss Class are taught by Jacqueline White and James Williams. Year 2 teachers are supported by Lennon MacKenzie. Our classes are also identified by the year group followed by the class teacher’s initials - Y2SM and Y2JW.

 

Topics 

We are going to be exploring six exciting topics across the year, which will give the children the opportunity to experience all areas of the wider curriculum. These topics are: 

 

Autumn 1 (History)Autumn 2 (Geography)Spring 1 (Geography)Spring 2 (Science)Summer 1 (History)Summer 2 (Science)
Magnificent MonarchsCoastlineLand Ahoy!The Secret Garden Movers and Shakers Wriggle and Crawl

 

Key Stage 1 SATs 

During May of the summer term in Year 2, children sit SATs papers - these are statutory tests taken by primary school children, which provide information about your child’s progress compared to children of the same age nationally. The SATs papers focus on the English skills of grammar, spelling, punctuation and comprehension and the mathematics skills of arithmetic and reasoning. SATs results are shared with parents with the end of year report. 

More information about Year 2 SATs is on the following link: www.satspapers.org.uk 

You will also be invited in the spring term to attend a meeting about the SATs. You will have the opportunity to learn more about them, look at past papers and to ask us any questions that you might have.  

 

Rewards 

We use a range of rewards throughout Year 2 including house points, Star of Week certificates (presented in our Celebration Assemblies) and presentation points. We use ClassDojo and Schoolcomms to communicate with parents. 

 

Home Learning 

Home Learning is given weekly and is set to enhance your child’s learning and to work on skills and knowledge they have learnt that week. Home Learning tasks cover the following areas of learning: 

  • Reading 
  • Project-based topic  
  • Maths 
  • Spellings 

 

Useful Links 

Below are some recommended links that will enhance your child’s learning further:  

https://www.purplemash.com/login/ 

https://login.mathletics.com/ 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk 

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ 

www.topmarks.co.uk 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p 

www.crickweb.co.uk 

TT Rockstars 

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/ 

 

Keeping parents informed

Throughout the year, parents will be invited to share their children's achievements in class, listen to the children read, join in with the children’s experiences and possibly volunteer to go on school trips.