Year 2 2023 - 2024
Welcome to the Year 2 Homepage!
'Be supported, feel supported - make a difference'
Class Teacher: Mrs Whitehead
Teaching Support: Miss Barlow & Mrs Savory
Welcome to our information page where you will find key information typical to our class.
Class Dojo is used to communicate any key information about our class or, indeed, the whole school. It is important you download this onto your phones to keep up to date. If you require school to know something about your child please phone school on 01606 663650 or email email@example.com. Do not hesitate in contacting us to share any key news or information regarding the welfare of your child – only together can we make a difference.
In order to ensure your child is ready for school each day please make sure they are:
- Wearing their school uniform/school PE kit.
- Wearing appropriate black flat shoes/trainers.
- Carry their school book bag with reading book and reading record.
- Carry their water bottle (water only due to allergies of others).
Our topics this term
You will find the information in our knowledge organisers regarding the topics we have, are or will be studying this academic year. These include the key areas of learning, vocabulary and, of course, how this links to our prior learning. This will help you as parents to see what we need to know and provide any possible support.
Home learning (homework)
Home learning activities are set to compliment the learning completed in class and sometimes as an introduction to forthcoming activities in class.
Home learning will be set weekly on a Monday to be completed by Friday each week. This will include reading, spelling and timetables activities. A typical amount of time spent on these each night can be calculated by the age of your child multiplied by 2 e.g., a child aged 6 would be expected to spend approximately 12 minutes (a range of 10-20 minutes each day and this does not have to be in one sitting). A child aged 10 would be expected to spend approximately 20 minutes ( a range of 20-30 minutes).
It is important for every child to read regularly at home (ideally five but at least three times a week for approximately 10 minutes). This can be done aloud to a family member, shared or even modelled (reading aloud to your child), enjoying a book, magazine or any reading material together.
Spelling is an area of focus for all classes with year group spelling lists alongside topic related. Look at how they are spelt, what they sound like, explore any patterns and of course know what the word means so that it can be used correctly in their writing. We urge them to use the 'look, say, cover, write and check' method.
Time can also be spent upon their Time Tables Rockstars Accounts, Atom Learning, Purple Mash and our class Reading Plus. Your child has their own access/log on details for this in the front of their home learning book. Contact the school if you require the details.
In our year group we require to know the x2 x5 and x10 multiplication tables. There are a number of songs and a range of methods that can be used to learn these. Simply learning them by rote, repeating regularly and then randomly asking them are strong ways to learn them so that the response time decreases as confidence increases.
Phonics - In Reception/Year 1/Year 2 (and throughout KS1), we teach phonics to support early reading and spelling. We follow Floppy’s Phonics. Our children are regularly assessed to match their reading skills to the correct reading books to appropriately challenge them and we use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme to engage our children and ensure well matched books to the programme of study. When we tackle a new phoneme a new sheet will be sent home so that they can show you what they have been learning and you can practice at home. Practice reading and writing these words.
Typical spelling lists may include any of the following age-related spellings. These are included here as your child could practice reading and spelling previously learned words and attempt words they are expected to read/spell in future years.
Our class will take part in a six week block of Forest School in the Summer 1 term. They will be required to come into school in old clothes or old uniform and have a change of shoes (ideally a pair of wellies).
If your child needs prescribed medication, we will require parental consent via email or completed form delivered to the school office. Contact school in advance of the start date to request the paperwork which can be emailed directly to you or made available for you to pick up. We will only be able to administer the medication upon receiving this completed information. Please provide, at the main office, the medication in the original box that has the child’s name and date of birth printed at the pharmacy.
Click on the link for information on Tree Tops After School Club
Click on the link for information on Early Birds Breakfast Club
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