Welcome to the Year 2 Page
Hello and welcome to Year 2!
In 2J Miss McCarron is the class teacher and in 2A Miss McGann is the class teacher. Mrs Madden and Mr Wright are the class-teaching assistants and support children across the Year group.
Year 2 is an exciting and fun filled year! We study interesting topics such as The Great Fire of London, The History of Toys and Our Local Area. We will go on some great trips and will partake in the Christmas Play! We are really looking forward to the year ahead and creating wonderful memories.
Learning in Year 2 – Autumn Term
For Autumn Term, we will continue to teach daily Phonics lessons as be In English, our first book will be ‘Jim and the beanstalk’ followed by ‘After The Fall’. We will be doing many activities such as writing character descriptions, using inference and writing instructions. We will also be focusing on grammar and helping the children gain an understanding and apply this to their own creative writing.
In Maths, this term we will be looking at Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. We are also teaching weekly time sessions throughout the year as we recognise this is something children find a little tricky to grasp! We will continue using a Concrete-Pictorial- Abstract approach, meaning every lesson will involve using practical equipment (Numicon, Dienes, counters etc) and using pictures and drawings to aid learning. It is beneficial for your child if they are encouraged to use the same methods when working at home. We will also focus on problem solving throughout the year and looking at various ways to solve these.
In RE, we will be studying our first topic called ‘Beginning with God’. Our aims in RE are to strengthen our relationship with God through prayer, scripture and collective acts of worship.
In Science, we will be learning about lots of fun topics such as ‘How to look after ourselves’, ‘Animals and their habitats’ and ‘Apprentice Gardeners’. We try to make our Science lessons as practical as possible in order to support new learning even more.
In Topic, we will learn about ‘Our Local Area’, ‘London’ and the ‘History of Toys’.
We encourage the children to read daily at home and ask if you could comment/sign their Reading Record when they have read to you, as this is very helpful for their class teacher. We also encourage the children to be read to at home as well. Your child has been given a Reading Day and a Book Changing Day, and only need to bring in their Book Bag two days a week. If they are unsure, their days are written on the front of their Reading Records.
Homework will be posted on Teams on Wednesdays and is due in on the following Monday via Teams. The homework will consist of a range of different activities, but will mostly vary between English and Maths. Each week there will be a set of spellings for your child to learn at home, starting with a recap on High Frequency words. Please do not send in any hard copies of Homework, as it is still set, handed in and marked via Teams.
A typical day in Year 2
In line with current DFE guidelines, pupils will be asked to sanitise or wash their hands when they enter school and frequently throughout the school day.
8:40 Drop off at the KS1 gates
9:00 Phonics session
9.30-10.25 – Maths lesson
10.25 – 10.45 – Playtime- children can bring in a healthy snack.
10-45-12:00– English lesson
12.00- 1:15 – Lunchtime – Readers will be done between 12:00-12:30 daily.
1.15- 3.00 – RE/Topic/Science lessons
3:00-3:10 – Story time
3.10 - Home time
Monday – Library Day
Thursday – PE with Nonstop Action PE coaches
Friday – Dance with Miss Pinns
If you have any questions about Year 2, please do get in touch with our Year 2 team.