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Welcome to Year Two
A very warm welcome to Year 2.
Your teaching team is Mrs Hughes, Miss Lilley and Mrs Shaw. Mrs Hughes will be teaching Monday - Wednesday and Miss Lilley will be teaching Thursday and Friday. Mrs Hughes and Miss Lilley will teach alternate Wednesday afternoons. Mrs Shaw will be our teaching assistant Monday - Friday mornings.
We hope you've had a fabulous summer and that the children are ready to get 'stuck into' Year 2!
We hope you enjoy reading our class page. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Photographs will be updated after an event.’
We hope you are all well and have had a great summer break.
Mrs Hughes, Miss Lilley and Mrs Shaw.
The Year 2 Team
PE will be on Monday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor).
First PE will be Thursday 8th September - Outdoor
Please can children come in PE kit (as per PE policy) with long hair tied back - essential for apparatus work.
The Year 2 Team
Autumn 1 2022 - Reading books
First reading book date - Wed 21st September
2 reading books will be sent home every Wednesday. 1 reading book will be matched to their current phonic level and the other will be a comprehension and vocabulary book. Some children are also getting a copy of their current RWInc guided reader as well. There is a lot of phonic practice in these books. The children know what to do. :) There are sounds to practise, green words to sound out then blend and red words to read on sight. There are also handy questions for you to chat about at the back. Children will need to return all their books the following Tuesday. Books will be changed if the Go Read app has been updated by 8.50am on the Tuesday morning.
May 2022 - Year 2 Statutary Assessment Window
Monday 5th September - Training Day
Tuesday 6th September - Welcome back after the summer Holidays
Wednesday 14th September - Welcome meeting
Monday 19th September - close for Royal Funeral
Wednesday 12th October - Trip to 'The National Railway Museum York
Thursday 13th October - Harvest Celebration
Wednesday 19th October - Parent Event (pm)
Friday 21st October - Close for Half Term
Monday 31st October - Welcome back after Half Term
Friday 16th December - close for Christmas Holidays
Wednesday 29th March - Parent Event (am)
Wednesday 12th July - Parent Event (pm)
Autumn assessment week - W/B 17th October (we will spread some assessments over the previous week)
Spring assessment week - TBC
May 2023 is the Year 2 SATs assessment window. We will use the whole month to complete the assessments.
June 2023 - writing assessments
June 2023 - Phonics screen
1st homework will be set -15/9/22
Homework is set on a Thursday to be completed by the following Thursday. See 'Homework' link below.
Reading - Daily reading is the most important homework.
Other homework includes spelling practice for a check up each Monday for Mrs Hughes English group. There will also be maths linked to the week's focus and sometimes Big Talk prep for our writing sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Spelling - It is really important that Year 2 pupils work on their spellings at home which are written weekly in pupil's spelling logs. They are included on the homework and on the website for information too. There will be weekly spelling check- ups on Monday. Spellings will go home on a Monday or Tuesday in Spelling logs and will also be posted on the website. The check up will be the following Monday ready for a new set of words. The spelling programme is new for the pupils and takes a little time to establish the pacey routine.
1st spellings will be set - Red words - 15/9/22, Unit words 20/9/22 for a check up of both on Mon 26th Sept.
Times Tables - Times tables will be introduced later in the year after we have covered multiplication in maths.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions about homework. Hopefully it all makes sense and is easy to follow :)
AUTUMN 1 2022 - Our topic will be 'Transport'. We will he studying the history of transport and how it has changed over time as well as local transport history. As part of our topic work we will be designing and making vehicles in D.T. We will explore a variety of vehicles first and investigate how the wheels and axles work. We will find out who uses the vehicles and what they are used for.
We will spend time initially recapping phonics, spellings, handwriting and grammar from Year 1. There will be an emphasis on reading and we will be sharing texts in class in guided reading and at 'Storytime'.
Reading - Reading at home is very important. Please encourage your child to read aloud each evening and discuss what they have read. You can support your child by asking them questions about what they have read, help them to make predictions and explore what a character is thinking and feeling. Inference is a 'BIG' Year 2 skill so discussing texts is super important with those 'why' questions. Do use the question suggestions in lots of the new reading books. They are varied and can guide your discussions.
Spelling - Mrs Hughes' group spellings are in the spelling logs weekly (and on the homework weekly as well ). Spellings are tested on a Monday.
First Spellings to be set - Red words - 15/9/22, Unit words - 20/9/22 - both to be tested on Mon 226th Sept 2022.
See below for English Term by term in Year 2.
We will be recapping work from Year 1 as we move through the maths topics.
See the link below for Year 2 maths.
We will be starting the year with work on 'Enquiry' and 'Working Scientifically' in science and doing the first part of our 'Plants' topic. We will be planting bulbs and observing them growing over time. We will be able to compare the bulbs with seeds which we will be planting in the summer term when we do part 2 of 'Plants'.
We will be asking for bulbs in a few weeks so do look out for the update in October.
See below for science term by term in Year 2.