A warm welcome to our Year 2 page. If your child is in Year 2 please familiarise yourself with this page as it will let you know the various activities the class are currently involved in. Note that this page doesn't replace the school newsletters - those can be accessed here: Newsletters.
For parents who were unable to make it to our recent 'Meet The Teacher' session, please find a link here to our Powerpoint presentation (in pdf format).
|Classroom code of conduct|
The classroom code is created together by the children and Year 2 teaching team. The children know that we need to keep to these rules so that we stay safe, happy and learning to our full potential.
- We are kind, respectful and encouraging to each other
- We listen actively when somebody else is talking
- We always try our best
- We work quietly when necessary
- We are all responsible for keeping our classroom and school clean and tidy
Children and parents please familiarise yourself with the outline weekly timetable for your class, available here or by clicking the link on the right. It will help you to remember for example which day you will your PE kit is in school, though you will of course need your indoor shoes every day and your book bag every day.Please note that this is an outline timetable only as some scheduled activities may be changed due to other in school events happening that week.
For the curriculum information sheet for this term, please click here.
For a short overview of the National Curriculum tests that are taking place at the end of this academic year, please visit this website and watch the video entitled KS1 tests 2016.
We teach cursive handwriting in school, forming letters in the style that can be found here. Every lower case letter starts on the line, shown by a red dot.
It is important that your child has their reading record in school every day as we are encouraging the children to keep a simple record of their reading and to talk to us about the reading they do at home. We have reading time every day, and during the course of the week, children will read independently, with a partner or group and with an adult. Children are welcome to bring their own reading book from home as long as it is of an appropriate level for them to read and enjoy independently. Most Wednesdays we will have a session in the library and children are welcome to take out one book at a time.
Spellings are best worked on little and often: 5 or 10 minutes every day is more beneficial than one long session. It is also very helpful if you can encourage your child to apply the spellings in context by writing a few sentences using these words and, of course, using new or unfamiliar words in conversation.
|Activities outside the classroom|
Here is a list of the activities that take the children outside the classroom this term
- PE with Premier Sport on Wednesday mornings and with Mrs Harrison on Friday afternoons. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school on these days, including outdoor trainers.
GardeningThe children will continue taking turns to be class gardeners, learning about how to care for the garden and what plants need in order to thrive. We aim to use as much as possible of what we grow in our class allotments in the school kitchen. This means that school lunches may well include some produce grown by our very own hands. Towards the end of term, weather allowing, we plan to plant beans and peas.
The children will be working hard this term on a range of activities across the curriculum. Where possible this will be based around our topics. If you have any books, information or relevant objects, children are most welcome to bring these in to support our learning.