Our Year 2 Team
Beech Class - Mrs Dance
Cedar Class - Mr Hipwell
Teaching assistants - Mrs Cooper, Mrs Partridge and Mrs Hawes
What we are learning each week:
Click on the links below to see our learning objectives for the week.
What learning looks like in year 2:
Click the link below to see an overview of the terms learning:
Reading is promoted and modelled to all our children throughout their time at school. Children will have a daily reading lesson where they will learn how to read fluently as well as make inference, predictions and retrieve key words or phrases to answer comprehension questions. As children encounter new vocabulary we will explore the definitions of these words within the context of the book and the effect this has on the meaning. Alongside daily reading lessons, we have a story at the end of every day to continue fostering a love of reading.
Phonics is taught everyday using a systematic and synthetic phonics structure. Children will continue to learn how to decode unfamiliar words through blending and segmenting. Alongside this they will explore spelling patterns and rules.
In English we will be using a range of books linked to the topic to inspire our writing. Each half term, we will focus on one fiction, one non-fiction and one poetry unit. At the end of each unit, the children will produce a piece of writing to go into their best writing file.
We use the Power Maths scheme which follows a mastery approach to Maths. All children have access to a range of manipulatives to promote their concrete understanding of abstract concepts. Alongside this we promote fluency within the 4 operations through an additional arithmetic lesson each week.
We have a thematic approach to our learning and link our topic to the other subjects where possible.
In history, the focus is on 3 main strands: life of a child, dwellings and iconic figures. This continues throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
In geography, we focus on locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills.
In science children are expected to ask questions, perform tests, identify and classify and gather and record data. They will also have the opportunity to learn about key scientists.
Every day we will be running PATHS sessions in class. This is a PSHE programme which empowers children to develop the fundamental social and emotional learning skills which enable them to make positive choices throughout life.
As part of this, each day there will be a Pupil of the Day. This is a randomly selected pupil who will receive compliments from their teacher, friends and themselves. At the end of the day, they will bring home their compliments to share with their family. We ask that you talk to your child about this and share your own compliments with them.
PE is on Wednesday and Friday. Children need to come into school wearing their kit.
Homework will be posted on Google Classroom each Monday. Due to the current Covid restrictions, we ask that homework is not sent in to school. Completed work can be uploaded to Google Classroom but this is not compulsory.
Spellings will be uploaded to Google Classroom each Monday and will be tested on the Friday. Again, due to Covid restrictions we will not be sending paper copies home.
All children have access to Numbots (an online Maths APP). Children should try to complete this at least 3 times a week.
Reading books are being sent home on a Monday to be returned on a Friday (this will give us a chance to quarantine them) before reusing. Children should be reading every day. Children also have access to Reading Eggs (an online reading programme) this can be completed as part of their reading at home.
If you have any questions, concerns or queries please come and see a member of the Year 2 team. We are available in the playground at the end of the school day or please arrange an appointment at the office if you require a longer meeting.