2MB and 2CS

Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to 2MB and 2CS’s blog, here you will be able to read about and see all the exciting things that the classes have been up to over the year. We hope you enjoy looking through all the children’s hard work and can see how much fun they are having.

Meet the Teachers

Our Year 2 team, Mrs Skinner (Teacher), Miss Barton (Teacher), Miss Parr (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.

PE

Year 2 have PE with our coach Brian. PE is a compulsory subject and children are expected to have the correct kit. Year 2 PE day is a Wednesday morning, please ensure that your child’s name is on ALL items of clothing. Year 2 also have a short PE session on a Monday afternoon with our Sports coaches that come in.

Homework and Spellings

Homework is given out every Friday and is due back in school on the following Wednesday. Homework will be on Maths and English to ensure learning done in class is consolidated over the week. Spellings are given out on a Friday and children are tested on these on the following Friday.

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

Reading is a fundamental aspect of their learning. Please make sure that your child’s brings their book bag to school every day along with their home reader and reading record. Please read with your child at least 3 times a week and make sure that you comment and sign their reading record. This allows teachers to see how much your child is reading and can judge better when to move up to the next level home reader.

 

Hometime

If your child is being picked up by another person that is not on our contact list you need to ring and tell the school so that we are aware of who is picking up your child.

 

SATs 

Here is some information for you to help prepare your child for their up and coming SAT tests.

Key information for SATs and phonics

KS1_SATs_2019_guide_for_parents

 

Our Work and Trips

This is our Year 2 Curriculum long term plan of what we will be looking at in all of subjects over the year.

 

Just before half term our classes worked with some Hope University students in their ICT lesson learning all about algorithms and how to debug their codes. The children really enjoyed all the activities that the students had planned.

 

Mrs Skinner is our Phase 2 Leader and teaches one of our year 2 classes. In year 2 we follow the new National Curriculum which became statutory for year 2 pupils  in 2016. For more information about our current curriculum, please visit our Curriculum page. For further information, please contact the school