Year 2

Information for parents/carers: 2016 national curriculum test results at the end of key stage 1

Year 2 will have taken the national curriculum tests, also known as SATs, in May. Your child’s teacher will use the results of these tests to help them judge how well they are progressing, but they won’t be using the test results alone. Find out more now.

Welcome to Year Two’s Homepage

The staff and pupils of Year 2 would like to welcome you to our page. We hope you find it useful and enjoy browsing through the different school pages to learn about the different events which take place in our school.

St Matthew

Miss Ryan (Teacher)

Miss Thompson (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs. Motlagh (Teaching Assistant)

St Simon

Mrs Dix (Teacher)

Miss Eldridge (Teaching Assistant)

Miss Harding (Teaching Assistant)

Year 2

 

Homework

Home work will be given out every Friday to be returned every Thursday, your child will receive two piece of homework per week.  Your child will receive  extra homework throughout the week to support them with their progress in SPaG and writing.  To help your child progress and work at an age appropriate level it is vital that you support and ensure they complete the work set.  Spellings will be sent home every Monday and tested on a Friday.  Children should practise writing their spelling into sentences this should also be completed in their homework books.

What Year 2 are up to this term

In our final term we will be looking at how plants grow, this links to our class reading book the Lonely Beast who loves gardening.  We will be exploring forest school to create an adventure story and investigate the plants that are growing there.  We will be investigating different materials to design and create a new friend for the Lonely Beast.

Please continue to send in pictures of your children reading in an unusual place.

In Geography , we will:

  • be looking at maps of the local area
  • using atlas’s to locate the different continents
  • learning about the different oceans

In Physical Education, we will:

  • learn about the importance of exercise
  • understand that exercise has an effect on our body and level of fitness
  • develop coordination and balancing skills through games and dance activities

In Science, our topic is  Plants we will:

  • observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy

Year 2 Housekeeping Letters

Reading

Accelerated Reader

This year we will be using the accelerated reader programme, children will read the book selected for them at the appropriate level once they have read their book they will complete a short comprehension quiz on the story. In order to get a new book and progress within the reading stages children must show a good level of comprehension of the book read to pass the quiz.  Reading is not only decoding words it is also showing an understanding of what has been read.

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