Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Dear Parents/Carers,

The children have worked very hard this term and we are very proud of their achievements. We hope you all have an enjoyable, safe and relaxing Easter holiday. Please find below an overview of the topics we will be covering next half term.

Literacy

Our focus will be on story writing based on books written by the author Anthony Browne and

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory written by Roald Dahl.

Please endeavor to read with your child daily and record your reading efforts in your child’s reading diary.

Please continue to support your child in learning their spelling words.

Numeracy

We will be learning about time and fractions.

Please continue to practice the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. This is an Expected standard in Year 2.

Science

Our topic will be plants. We will continue looking at seeds and how they grow as well as the life cycle of a flowering and non-flowering plant.

Geography

In Geography we will be looking at how the roads around school could be made safer.

We will be going on walks around school during our Geography lessons to look at traffic and road safety. More information will be sent closer to the time

I.C.T

The children will be learning about programming using the program ‘Scratch Junior and Blue Box.’

R.E.

This term we will be learning about beliefs of different religions and their holy books. 

Music 

The children will continue to be taught by Ms. Hughes. They will be continuing to play the ocarina, learning how to play notes b, a, g, c, d, e and to read basic rhythm notation and compose simple songs.  We will be putting on a performance to share with families at the end of the term.

Art

The children will be taught by Ms Green and they will make an abstract  clay face inspired by Picasso's portrait work.

The children will continue to learn French with Madame Lambert. She will develop the children’s speaking, listening, and writing skills as well as their phonic knowledge and pronunciation with the topic plants, flowers and germination.

P.E.

Each class will have P.E. on the following days:


2R

Monday period 1: Dance

Friday period 2: Outside games


2P

Monday peiod 2 Outside games

Tuesday period 1 Dance


2S

Monday period 2 Dance

Friday period 1 Outside games 


2RS

Tuesday period 3 Dance

Thursday period 1 Outside games 


Please ensure your child has a named PE kit on these days, otherwise they may not be able to take part in the lesson. 

If your child is coming into school dressed in PE uniform (PE period 1 or 2), please ensure they bring their school uniform with them to change into afterwards.

Guided Reading

Thank you to the many parents that write a comment in their child’s reading diary. Please use the reading diary each week to inform your child’s class teacher on how your child enjoyed their guided reader and how they progressed through it. Please make sure that your child brings in their guided reading book each day as reading days may change.

SATs

As some of you may be aware, at the end of Year 2 and Year 6, nationally teachers are required to report on a child’s attainment throughout the key stage. Forming part of this judgment is how well a child performs in specific assessments. These are known as SATs (Statutory Assessment Tests.) Teachers no longer provide a judgement based on one particular form of assessment, but rather an overall judgment based on how a child has progressed throughout the year. Within the next term, the children will be completing different forms of assessments to contribute towards an end of Year 2 teacher assessment. If you have any further questions about this, please do not hesitate in speaking to Mary-Lyne Latour (Headteacher of Infants). 

Many thanks,

Kayleigh Reynolds                Roberta Sarll                     Sarah Peach                     Megan Shaw


Download the Year 2 SPAG letter 


Download the Year 2 Presentation 2016


Download the presentaion on  Early Reading and Writing at Belleville