Welcome to Year 2

Where learning is fuelled by creativity

What to expect in Year 2

Being the eldest year group in Key Stage One (Infants), this is the year where children take on new responsibilities and complete their SATS. We use all of the wonderful learning from our Key Stage One journey, as well as the brilliant new learning we will be doing in Year Two, to really show everyone how fantastic and unique we all are. We still love to play and get really creative!

What we’re learning this term

Autumn 2018

The first half of the Autumn term, we’ll kick off with Marvellous Me.

After the half-term we will be focussing on World War One as a whole school (The Red Poppy) and plan to visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

When December arrives, our learning will all be related to Christmas and our production.

Year 2 Learning Letter Autumn 2018

Spring 2019

In the new year, our focus will be on Incredible Beasts, and this is when we will be heading off on our Sleeping With Sharks experience! (See below to find out more)

Summer 2019

During the summer term, we will be ‘Feeling Hot’ in our STAR learning, and hopefully we will be heading down to St Michael’s Mount for an exciting trip!

Swimming

The children will be swimming every Friday until Christmas so children will need their costume, a towel, hat and goggles in school with them on a Friday. There is a £1.20 a week charge to cover the cost of transport to the pool which will be payable via parent pay.

Year 2&4 – Swimming Autumn 2018

Sleeping with the Sharks! – This year’s residential

Linked with our STAR learning of ‘Incredible Beasts’, Sleeping with the Sharks is a fantastic adventure where the children can experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the night in an aquarium.

The children spend two days and one night on this trip. As well as educational activities and sleeping at Plymouth Aquarium, we visit either the Eden Project or Dartmoor Zoo, Pizza Hut, a movie and then ice skating on the way home.

We had a brilliant time last year, with every child coming along!

The exact date is yet to be confirmed, but letters will be going home in October 2018.

Support your child’s learning at home

Reading

Reading regularly is crucial to your child’s development and it’s really beneficial if they read aloud to you every night. Your child will bring home a reading book and a library book, and of course they can also read something else at home  whatever they choose, don’t forget to update their reading record!

Spellings

Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in the children’s writing. It’s really helpful for children to practice spelling their common exception words with you at home.
Download and print the year 2 list of common exception words.

Maths

Learning and rehearsing basic maths at home is time very well spent. Good things to practise include:

  • Number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Doubling and halving
  • Times tables – we hope that children are able to recall the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5, and 10 times tables by the time they leave Year 2.

Home Learning

The children will also have a weekly home learning task to complete to help strengthen the learning they have done at school.

Anything you need to know?

Swimming

During the Autumn term we will be taking the children swimming every Friday morning. They will need to bring a swimming costume/trunks, towel, swimming hat and goggles (if they would like to) in a separate bag.

Year 2&4 – Swimming Autumn 2018

PE

PE will be on Wednesdays, but please have your PE kit on you at all times, in case we have an extra lesson!

Volunteer

Any adults to hear readers will be welcomed until 9.10 everyday or if you feel you would like to volunteer in class for a longer period of time that would be great. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting the year group.

Art shirts

if you have any old shirts you could donate to the art shirt box we would be very grateful.

Appointments

If you have any concerns about your child at all, please do not hesitate to come in and speak to us. It is always best to talk to us as soon as possible if you or your child are unhappy about anything as it will enable us to resolve any issues quickly. We have more time available after school than before school to speak to parents, but in an emergency of course pop in anytime.

Year 2 News