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Welcome to Year Two

Welcome to Year Two. We are four form entry so have four classes in this year group. The Year Two staff team are: Josh Moor (Lead), Karolina Kruszko, Rachel Rigg and Ashleigh McLellan.

Our classes are named using the Year Group followed by the Class Teacher’s initials. Our classes are Y2JM, Y2KK, Y2RR and Y2AM.

We are going to be studying and exploring six exciting topics this academic year. These are:

  • Bounce
  • Muck, Mess and Mixtures
  • Land Ahoy!
  • Wriggle and Crawl
  • The Scented Garden
  • Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Topics will be explored through all areas of the curriculum.

Rewards

We use a range of rewards throughout Year Two from stickers, star of the day, star of the week, dojo points and weekly Celebration Certificates which are presented in our Celebration Assemblies. We use school coms 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.  An evening parent information meeting will be held to provide more information about this. We follow the Letters and Sounds scheme, to develop phonics, reading and writing skills. More information about Letters and Sounds and phonics can be viewed in the following links:

Letters and Sounds

Letters and Sounds Parent/Carer Information - Oxford Owl

 

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:

www.satspapers.org.uk

Throughout the year, parents will be invited to share their children's achievements in class, join in with the children’s experiences and come on school trips and local visits if able to volunteer some time.

 

 

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:

  • English
  • Reading
  • Spellings
  • Maths questions

Useful Links

Below are some recommended links that will enhance your child’s learning further:

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

www.topmarks.co.uk

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

www.crickweb.co.uk

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Y2 SATs Information