Year 2

Promise me you will always remember, you are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, stronger than you think and loved more than you know.

Christopher Robin

Welcome to Year Two!

Our teaching team

Teacher: Mrs Cartlidge

Cover Teacher Wednesday: Mrs Baker

Teaching Assistants for Key Stage 1: Mrs Best and Mrs Lonie

Welcome back to a new school year.  We hope you have all had a lovely summer break and everyone is looking forward to meeting their friends in their new classroom.

Just a few reminders:

  • PE is on a Monday afternoon – named kits should be in school every day
  • I am out of class on a Wednesday (for planning, preparation and assessment time/SENCO duties) which Mrs Baker will cover.
  • Your child should have a named water bottle (with a sports cap) in class every day - the classrooms get hot and stuffy! These need to be taken home daily to wash.
  • Your child should be reading as often as possible - we change class reading books  on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Your child's learning targets are the following:
    • Answering inferential questions when reading (i.e asking children what they think of characters and their actions rather than asking to recall events in a book)
    • Editing and improving their writing
    • Practising Y2 spelling patterns (these can be found below)
    • Practising multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables

Please remember we have an open door policy and are more than happy to discuss any queries or concerns so either catch a member of staff in the playground (but please be aware mornings are very hectic) or ring the school office to make an appointment.

I look forward to seeing all of you throughout the year.

Mrs Cartlidge

 

Learning Focus
Our curriculum focus is on writing so we will be sure to include a lot of writing opportunities across the curriculum.  You can help at home by asking your child to help with shopping lists or encouraging them to write letters and notes to other people.  Writing should show a reasonable understanding of sentence structure, including capital letters to start sentences and full stops to end them.
We are strongly continuing our focus on mindsets, and continue to actively promote the earning of tokens for fantastic learning behaviour. We are also spending lots of time discussing targets with the children and sharing our learning intentions so that the children have a context for their work.
 
Home Learning
New home learning will be coming home throughout the year. Please see the website 'home learning' page for more information. Copies of the children's spelling patterns, topic overviews and home learning menus can all be found below and on the Year Two e-schools page.

Spellings

A copy of the spellings/spelling patterns we cover can be found below. We do not send these spellings home as we believe the children need to learn these within a writing context, rather than for the purpose of a weekly test. 

Times Tables

your children will be learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables this year. Please practise as often as you can at home. There are loads super apps or websites to have fun while you practise.

Parents and children can find further information on our Year 2 page on eSchools. Here, you will find links to our Termly Overviews, outlining the areas of learning for each term, as well as links to the Home Learning Menu. Log on via the link opposite, the green Login button at the top of this page or by using the smartphone app. 

 

Our Year 2 page will be our chance to share our learning through photos and examples of good work. You will find lots of useful information and links here so that you can continue your learning at home.

 

Make sure you check in regularly so you can try out what's new!