Welcome to Year 2. We have a great time in this year group, which is the last class of KS1 before moving to KS2. We learn lots of exciting things and take part in many outdoor activities where possible. During Year 2, your child will take part in the end of Key stage assessment tests which take place during May. These help to inform teacher assessments and will be shared in July alongside your child’s school report. During the Summer term we do lots of transition work with Miss Billingham to help prepare children with moving to KS2 and Year 3. This could include lessons with our new teacher, visits to the new classroom and work on activities that will be different compared to KS1. This is to ensure that all children are settled and ready to learn when moving key stages.
The Year 2 school day begins at 8:55am and ends at 3:15pm, Monday – Friday.
Year 2 Staff will be out in the playground each morning at 8:50am if parents/carers wish to discuss any matters before the school day begins. There is a mid-morning break between 10:30 and 10:45am, and a lunch break from 12:30 – 1:30pm.
Our curriculum map and weekly timetable can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
PE takes place every Monday and Thursday: Could you please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school during the above days. It is advised that your child has their kit with them every day so that they can take part in any sporting activities that occur throughout the week. PE outdoors will be subject to weather conditions during the colder months. During the Summer term, the children will have swimming lessons at Northfield Leisure Centre. Please ensure they have their kit (swimming costume/shorts and a towel) with them during this time, which will be every Thursday afternoon.
Parent Reading Groups
Parent reading groups will take place every Thursday afternoon from 2:45-3:00pm. This takes place in your child’s classroom and is great way to hear your child read and ask any questions about how to support reading at home.
Weekly homework is sent out every Friday and is due back into school on the following Wednesday. Children are expected to have a reading book which they should read at home every night and they will have a reading diary for parents’ comments. Spellings are set every Friday for a test on the following Thursday.
We have elected some of our children in Year 2 to represent us in different ways within our school. They each help to provide a voice for Year 1 and represent our class extremely well. They are:
- School Councillors – Ruby-Rose and Ollie
- Unicef Ambassadors – Zachary and Lydia
Each half term in Year 1 we will invite you to join us for a Parent Workshop. Every workshop will focus on the learning that has happened during the current half term. There are other workshops that occur throughout the year which you will be notified about at least a week before. There will also be three reading breakfasts throughout the year for you to join us to celebrate books with your child.
USEFUL YEAR 2 EDUCATION WEBSITES TO SUPPORT LEARNING AT HOME