Welcome to our Year 2
During the year we aim to provide a curriculum which allows the children to become independent thinkers through an engaging curriculum, as well as well-balanced individuals.
There are currently three classes in Year 2. Each class is fortunate enough to be supported by at least one learning support assistant.
During the morning, the children begin the day with an independent task. After registration, they have a Literacy session in which phonics, punctuation and grammar are covered, as well as guided reading and a text-based Literacy focus. They then have a Maths session which will involve a mental maths starter and then a focus linked to the Year 2 curriculum.
In the afternoon the children are then taught the ‘Foundation subjects’ (Geography, History, Religious Education, Computing, P.E., circle time, Art and Design, Design Technology and Music. Some of these subjects are covered through half termly topics. The topics all begin with a ‘wow’ starter to engage the children. It also allows the children to share what they already know and what they would like to find out.
We are lucky in each class to have an Interactive Whiteboard, as well as 4 computers for the children to access throughout the day.
The children also get opportunities to use tablets and laptops.
Parents are provided with a half termly ‘topic web’ which shows the objectives for that half term’s topic so parents can support at home. As well as this, parents receive a fortnightly newsletter which outlines some of the upcoming learning and tips for how to support their child at home. Throughout the year, parents are invited into school on several occasions, to see class assemblies, other key learning and for workshops.
During the year we have whole school subject weeks, such as Writing week, Maths and Science week and Arts week. This is aimed to broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of the world and encompass a collective theme which the whole school is part of and can enjoy together. The children love these weeks, finishing them feeling very inspired and passionate about these subject areas.
In Literacy, the children in Year 1 develop their speaking and listening skills through paired work and small group activities. We provide small groups for the children to work in, grouping the children according to their reading ability. We ensure the children are in line with expectations for phonics, grammar and punctuation. By the end of Year 2, they will have had opportunities to write a variety of genres, including story writing, poetry and instructional writing.
In Maths the children will be developing their mental maths skills and applying this to real life situations. The children are expected to be secure in all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). They also cover geometry, statistics and measures.
The class teachers are always willing to discuss your child’s progress and wellbeing at an arranged time.
End of Year Expectations
Click on the picture below to view the end of year learning expectations for children in Year 2.