Welcome to Year Two

Welcome to Year Two. We are four form entry and have four classes in this year group. The Year Two staff team are:

  • Teaching staff: Hannah Warner, Karolina Kruszko, Rachel Rigg, Ashleigh McClellan and Hayley Barton.
  • HLTA: Tessa Britton
  • Support Staff: Carley Loughran, Vicky Stewart, Karli Murray and Rachel Hume.

Our classes are named using the Year Group followed by the Class Teacher’s initials. Our classes are: Y2HW Y2KK Y2RR and Y2AM/HB

We are going to be studying and exploring four exciting projects this academic year. These are:

  • Coastline
  • Magnificent Monarchs
  • Movers and Shakers
  • Land Ahoy!

Projects will be explored through all areas of the curriculum.

 

Rewards

We use a range of rewards throughout Year Two from stickers, dojo points and weekly Celebration Certificates which are presented in our Celebration Assemblies. We use school coms and emails to communicate with parents.

In Year Two, the children who did not achieve the pass mark in the Phonics Screening assessment in Year One will undertake a retake. The children will complete a reading test to show how they blend phonemes together to create real and nonsense words. We follow The Little Wandle scheme, to develop phonics and Jane Considine’s Hooked on Books and The Write Stuff to teach reading and writing skills.

During May of the summer term in Year 2 children sit SATS papers - these are statutory tests taken by primary school children, which provide information about your child’s progress compared to children of the same age nationally. The SATS papers focus on the English skills of grammar, spelling, punctuation and comprehension and the Mathematics skills of arithmetic and reasoning. SATS results are shared with parents with the end of year report.

More information about Year 2 SATS can be found using the following link:

 

 

Home Learning

Home Learning is given weekly and is set to enhance your child’s learning and to work on skills and knowledge they have learnt that week. Home Learning tasks cover the following areas of learning:

  • Reading
  • Phonics
  • Spelling