Welcome to Year 2!
The Year 2 Teaching Team are:
Mrs Warrener ( Year Group Leader)
The Year 2 Support Team are:
Mrs Petch (Teaching Assistant)
Miss Askey (Apprentice Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Quinlan (1:1 Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Copeland (1:1 Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Whitt (1:1 Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Clifford (Teaching Assistant & Trainee Teacher)
Year 2 children are the oldest in Key Stage 1. From that start of the year they become more independent both academically and with their organisational skills. For example, every morning they place their reading book and diary in a box in the classroom and store the rest of their belongings in their tray or on their peg. They no longer use the bookmark reading system that they had in Year 1 as the majority of children have reached the level of skill where these are no longer necessary. The books are checked daily, so please record the page they read up to and if the book needs to be changed in your child's diary.
Also in the reading diaries you will find lists of words that all Year 2 children should be able to spell. Homework books are sent out on Fridays. At the start of each term we will provide you with an overview of the term's tasks. These will include a topic or literacy-based task which will be a reading comprehension every other week, a maths task and a list of the Year 2 Common Exception Words or spelling pattern words that we are focusing on each week. Tasks are expected to take only 10-15 minutes.
During the summer term, your child will be taking part in statutory assessment tests in grammar, punctuation and spelling, reading and mathematics. These will take place throughout May and will be administered in a very calm and relaxed environment. Often children do not realise they are actually doing a test!
On Thursdays and most Fridays the children will have Physical Education lessons, so please ensure that their PE kits are in school on those days. We will send PE kits home to be washed at the end of each half term.
At present, all children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a free school meal every day. However, if your child does not want their meal on a specific day, please log on to the Farm Kitchen website using the username and password that you have been given to opt out for that day. A vegetarian option is always available and they do not have to stick to the same days each week.
Autumn Term 1 - Food Glorious Food
Autumn Term 2 - London's Burning!
Spring Terms 1 & 2 - Around the World in 80 Days
Summer Term 1 - Walking With Dinosaurs and Other Creatures
Summer Term 2 - Blue Planet