Welcome to our Year 2 Classes!
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In Year 2 we have two classes - Foxes and Bumblebees
In Year 2 Foxes the class teacher is Miss Sinclair. The teaching assistants are Miss Plange and Mrs McKay.
In Year 2 Bumblebees the class teacher is Miss Wilson. The teaching assistant is Mrs Mitchell.
Both classes are made up of children who are aged between 6 and 7 years old. The children follow the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 which builds upon the children’s learning and experiences in Year 1.
Timings of the day
8.55 - 9.00 Registration (If it is raining outside then the classroom door will be opened at 8.45)
9.00 - 10.30 Morning Teaching Sessions
10.30 - 10.40 Playtime
10.40 - 10.45 Snack and milk
10.45 - 12.00 Morning Teaching Sessions
12.00 - 13.00 Lunchtime
13.00 - 15.00 Afternoon Teaching Sessions
15.00 Home time
Please note that we run our own breakfast club every morning from 8am. Morning Just Dance club is running on a Monday and Wednesday for KS1 to encourage good attendance, punctuality and healthy lifestyles. We also run a lot of after-school clubs too! Please look at the relevant pages on our website for more details!
In Year 2 we expect:
- Reading books in reading bags to be brought in every day.
- A charge of £5 for lost/damaged reading books.
- Hear your child read every night and sign their reading record.
- Times table rockstars to be completed every day of the school week for ten minutes.
- Spellings to be practised every night.
- P.E. kit to be in school on P.E. days which are Wednesday and Friday (click here to see what the correct P.E. kit should be).
Each half term you will receive an overview of what we will be learning on ClassDojo.
Overviews for the whole school year can be found by following the link on the right hand side of the page.
Phonics is being covered through our RWI sounds charts. The children work hard to decode, segment and blend their sounds to become more familiar with their spelling and reading.
Every night we expect:
- Ten minutes reading
- Ten minutes on times table rockstars
- Spelling practise
Closer to the assessment period in Spring we will send home revision booklets and expect these to be used every night.
Children will be heard read once a week in 1 to 1 sessions. Children will only change books when they have been heard to read at home and can fully comprehend their reading book, this may mean your child will keep their book for longer than a week if they cannot answer the questions confidently.
Children are to bring in their books every day as children need access to their individual readers daily.
Our PE day is on a Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their kit and appropriate footwear to take part in their lessons. We also take part in a DAILY MILE run each day! We enjoy using our outside track for this!
Children have access to a daily healthy snack and a small bottle of milk during the morning session. Throughout the day children have a water bottle labelled with their name that they can have access to throughout the day.
Year 2 teachers will inform parents about the SAT’s in advance of the National Tests, we will hold a parents meeting to share with you how this will work in our school. Tests are carried out during May and will be tested on Reading, Maths and Writing. For further information about National Tests and Assessment please click here for more detailed information on these tests.
All children will be given and expected to complete CGP SATS revision guides in the Spring term for their homework, to prepare them for the coming exams.
In the run up to the SATS exams, which can be very rigorous, some children will be expected to attend after school booster clubs between the times 3-4 in the months between January and May. This can sometimes be up to 3 clubs a week. We appreciate that this may cause an inconvenience for your family, so if you want to avoid your child needing to attend these clubs, ensure that you complete all homework with them in the Autumn term. This will give them a fighting chance of not needing booster clubs.
We would highly recommend DAILY READING as a bare minimum homework expectation in year 2, as by the end of KS1 children are expected to be fluent readers, and this is a key requirement of the SATS exams. If your family struggle to make this happen because of work commitments, please let us know as soon as possible and we will arrange extra reading sessions for those children within school time.
Even though Year 2 is a SATS exam year, and therefore our expectations for the children are high, we always make sure that children have lots of fun too, through exciting activities in the foundation subjects such as making puppets, as well as making English and Maths fun by using practical resources and singing songs. Take a look at our photos to see a few exciting things that we got up to last year.
Help at Home
Look on ClassDojo for additional support for your child. As the year progresses, and the children are taught new skills, support will be provided.
If you would like to discuss anything further or have any questions regarding what is being covered in Year 2 then please contact the office or send a message through ClassDojo to make an appointment with the class teacher.