Welcome to Year Two
Hello, welcome to Year 2. Our class teacher is Mrs Croney. Miss Beason and Mrs Dunn also help us learn and support our class.
In English, we are reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds where we are thinking about our special talents and how to write a perfect sentence. In maths we are learning about place value and we can’t wait to learn some more exciting things in our wider curriculum.
Our PE is on a Tuesday and our unit is ‘Athletics’.
Homework is handed out on a Friday and is to be returned the following Friday. Everyone has their homework stuck into their homework books. Each week, there will be 5 spellings to learn, reading 3 times per week and some maths fluency questions. We also have Homework Club on a Friday after school for children to complete their homework with some support from teachers.
We enjoy learning through continuous provision in Year 2. We call this Explore and Learn. Our classroom is split in to lots of different areas with different activities in each. We learn independently during Explore and Learn and record our learning in our Explorers Journals. Our favourite areas are the construction, art and the hub.
Look at some of our fantastic independent learning from last year.
We are learning reading skills by practising phonics every day. We follow Sounds-Write phonics to help us learn new sounds and become fluent readers. Once completing the decodable books, we move onto Accelerated Reader books which are in our school library. We read with Mrs Croney a minimum of three times per week in school.
In Year 2 we love maths! We are following the White Rose scheme of learning. This helps us to learn our maths in small steps. This means we build on our learning when we are ready to do so. We practise fluency every day. This means we practise our number bonds, times tables and counting forwards and backwards every day. We also use Times Tables Rockstars and we all have our own log in.
We are very lucky in Year 2 because Mrs Croney is a forest school leader. This means we get to have forest school sessions every week in the Summer term. In forest school, we get to explore and learn in nature, and begin to learn how to teach us how to use tools safely and we will be able to have a fire to cook on.
Our homework is handed and returned every Friday. It includes reading three times a week, spellings and maths.
Children are welcome to attend homework club after school on a Friday every week.
If you have any questions about Year 2 you can email Mrs Croney (email@example.com)
How can I support my child at home?
Read, read read! We expect children in Year 2 to read a minimum of 3 times per week. Ask your child questions about what they are reading.
Practice number bonds and times tables. Ask your child questions throughout the day.
Play ‘Hit the Button’. This is an excellent game online to help your child practice number facts.
Phonics Play is a fantastic website to support phonics learning. It does cost to access it, but you can get a free trial.
SATs at Collierley
Knowledge Organisers are a handy document that children use in school. These show the key information and vocabulary that children will be learning and using in the different subject areas.