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!

Sleeping with the Sharks! – This year’s residential

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 another place to support our STAR learning, 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 2019.

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. We will also be reinforcing the Year 1 Common Exception Words as well (found on the Year 1 area)
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.

Letters sent home and anything you need to know?

Swimming

During the Spring 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.

 

PE

PE will be on Mondays, Thursdays and sometimes Wednesdays, but it is easier to have your PE kit on you at all times!

Volunteers

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