Welcome to Year 2

Year 2 is an exciting and challenging year. Children in Year 2 are encouraged to work with increased levels of independence within a more structured lesson approach. They relish the chance to take on challenges to develop and grow.

We work hard to promote resilience and effective learning behaviours that enable children to work to their full potential both academically and emotionally. 

Useful Information

PE

Year 2 has PE on Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing the correct PE school uniform.

Reading

Children are expected to read at home at least 4 times a week, with an adult, for at least 10 minutes, and this should be recorded in their reading record.  The class teacher or LSA will then check the reading records every day.

When children are on RWI (phonics), they will bring home a RWI bookbag book (which they need to read twice before changing it) and a library book to read for pleasure.  As they progress off RWI, they will take an Accelerated Reader test to assess their book level, and will bring home an Accelerated Reader book which they need to read once, before they take a quiz to assess their understanding.  They will continue to bring a reading for pleasure book home too. 

Class books this year so far: Max and the Tag Along Moon, A Little Bit Brave, Ravi’s Roar, One Snowy Night, The Extraordinary Gardener.

Spellings

Spelling tests will be fortnightly. Children will practise spellings in class everyday.  

There will be 15 spellings to learn over two weeks. These will be a mix of spellings from the Oxford Owl unit which the children are working on, alongside Red words and Year 1/2 Common Exception Words.

Homework

Homework will be sent home on Fridays, and is expected back in on the following Friday, when we will mark it together.  

The homework will be Maths and English based, recapping previous learning from the week before, recalling what the children have learnt that current week and looking ahead to the next week.  

Homework is expected to take the children around 20 minutes. 

Our Learning

Details of learning in our class can be found in Our Learning pages. The curriculum map below is a summary overview for the year.

Y2 Curriculum Map

Year 2: Buttercup & Sunflower Updates

Further Reading

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