Year 2 2020 - 2021
Welcome to the Year 2 class page. We're so happy to be back in school and seeing you all being happy to be back. We will update our page regularly with information that you will need so if you're ever unsure, check here.
We look forward to working with you through the year to come.
Mrs Woodhouse, Mrs Holt and Ms Hainey
All classes in our school have a class saint. Our class saints in Year 2 are:
|Mrs Woodhouse - St David|
|Mrs Holt - St Christopher|
|Ms Hainey - St Christopher|
Homework is set on Friday and is due in the following Friday. Your child will be given a little homework letter on Friday telling them what the homework is for that week. We use CGP homework books for much of the work set but we will also send home reading comprehensions and writing tasks.
Guided reading will take place once a week and children will change their home reading book on their reading day, however please send your child’s home reading book in their book bag every day. Home link reading diaries are not currently being sent home.
PE lessons are on a Wednesday morning with Mr Stevens. The children are to arrive at school in ther PE kit and will wear it all day. It will take place outside so please ensure that children bring jogging bottoms during cold weather. They may also bring a spare pair of socks in their book bag in case they need to change after the lesson.
Autumn Term Topics
This half term we will be taking inspiration for our writing from Troll Swap by Leigh Hodkinson. We will write character descriptions and our own troll story using lots of noun phrases. In our topic work we will be learning about Christopher Columbus’s discoveries and naming the continents and oceans he explored. In Science we will be learning about animals and their habitats, and in art we will be exploring the work of Sonia Delaunay.
Please see the Autumn Term Curriculum Plan below for further information.
We use fact files in school to help your child understand more about the topics covered during the school year. These contain key dates from the time period studied, vocabulary discovered during learning and some key facts and information about the topic.
Please see below for the Explorers Fact File for the Autumn Term.
In June each year children in Year 1 participate in a Phonics Screening check to ensure that they have acquired the phonic knowledge needed to progress with their reading and writing.
The Phonics Screening Check is a test in a one-to-one setting with a teacher. During the Phonics Screening Check, children are asked to read (decode) 40 words. Most of these words are real words but some are pseudo-words.
Last academic year the screening was unable to go ahead so children in Year 2 will now take this check in the Autumn Term after the half term holiday. We will send more information and practice papers nearer the time.
Phonics sounds mats can be found below.
See video below from the Year 2 teachers answering some of your questions.
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