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 Mrs Rudge 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 9.00am and ends at 3:00pm, Monday – Friday.
Year 2 Staff will collect children each morning at 9.00am , If parents/carers wish to discuss any matters with staff they can use the class email which is Year 2MBA@e-act.org.uk. There is a mid-morning break between 10:45 and 11:05am, and a lunch break from 12:15 – 1.00pm.
Our curriculum map and weekly timetable can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
PE takes place every Wednesday 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 wears their kit with on the above days so that they can take part in any sporting activities that occur throughout. 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.
Weekly homework is sent out every Friday and is due back into school on the following Wednesday. Children are expected to have a read every night through the online platform Active learning (BugClub). Spellings are set every Friday for a test on the following Thursday. Currently, homework is being set and handed in using Google Classroom.
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 2 and represent our class extremely well.
Each half term in Year 2 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. This year these will be slightly different due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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