Welcome to Year 2
Welcome to our Year 2 page, we have two classes, 2EB and 2CY, here you will be able to look at the exciting things we do throughout the year and use the links below to see the curriculum that we follow.
Meet the Teachers
Our Year 2 team consists of Miss Byrne (Teacher), Mrs. Yates (Teacher), Mrs. Dempsey (Teaching Assistant) and Miss Shaw (Teaching Assistant). Any of our Year 2 team will be happy to talk to you about your child’s need and interests.
Year 2 have PE with our coach Brian. PE is a compulsory subject and children are expected to come to school in the correct kit. Year 2 PE day is a Monday morning, please ensure that your child’s name is on ALL items of clothing.
Homework and Spellings
In Year 2 our homework is set on Friday and can include a range of work, English, Maths and PSHE. We greatly enjoy seeing the children’s responses and commenting on them. Each week we also ask the children to access Lexia and Numbots three times a week. Lexia helps us with our reading skills and Numbots helps us with our Maths.
By the end of year 2, children should be confident in their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. All children have access to Times Tables Rockstars. This is an app which can be downloaded onto most smart devices and this supports the children in consolidating their knowledge of these times tables.
Reading is a fundamental aspect of children’s learning. Please make sure that your child brings their book bag to school every day along with their home reading books and reading record. Please read with your child at least 3 times per week and remember to comment and sign their reading record. This will allow staff to see how much your child is reading and enables school and home to work together in promoting your child’s reading journey. (For more information on reading and phonics please click here)
Year 2 Curriculum Overview (document opens in new window)
Autumn Term Curriculum Year 2 (document opens in new window)
Towards the end of Year 2 your child will take part in SAT tests, these tests will be in Reading and Mathematics, teacher assessment is used to assess Writing. The tests are based upon learning that has taken place in Y1 and Y2, staff carry tests out discreetly so as not to add any extra pressure to children, most of the time children do not actually realise they are sitting tests. If you require any further information please speak to your child’s class teacher who will be more than happy to assist.
Here is some information for you to help prepare your child for their up and coming SAT tests.