Welcome to Year 2!
The staff in Year 2 are:
Mrs R Wills - Class Teacher
Mrs C Archibald - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Welcome to the second term of Year 2!
I am so excited to have joined this class at a very exciting time of the year.
This term we will be extending our understanding of Mathematics and developing our problem solving and reasoning skills.
We will also be developing our written composition skills in a variety of ways including story writing, list writing and integrating our learning in Grammar lessons in a meaningful way.
PE lessons will be every Thursday as well as dancing and yoga sessions throughout the week so I request that PE kits are in school at all times.
Each child will receive a Guided Reading sessions as well as a 1:1 session each week and their individual levelled books will be changed during these times.
Every child will have the same 10 spellings each Friday, based on the spelling focus in lessons that week, and these will be tested on a Thursday.
Homework will be set on a Friday and I ask that it is handed in no later than the following Wednesday
I am very excited to get to know all of my new pupils, parents and carers so please do not hesitate to approach me with any questions.
Using Websites and online resources to help you child learn
Thythorn pays the subscription for pupils and parents to access useful learning sites at home.
We hope that you find them useful; please give us feedback about other resources we could provide.
Year 2 is the final year in Key Stage 1 - the last year of 'infants' before moving to 'juniors' in Key Stage 2. In May each year, children are assessed using SATs tests and teacher assessment to check that they are making the expected progress for their age. The expectations are high, but we provide lots of support and different activities to help pupils become confident learners.
Between the ages of 6 and 7, children grow rapidly in many ways. Keep a check on your child's eyesight, hearing and teeth; it's the stage when some children need grommets, glasses or regular visits from the tooth fairy!
It's also the age when many children start to become a lot more independent and socially aware; they learn how to put their own viewpoint across, but need practise in listening properly to others! In year 2, we have to do a lot of discussion about understanding another person's point of view, being fair and kind and following our agreed class rules.
We are an inclusive school; all children are expected to be friendly, to work and play with everyone, and to talk through any difficulties so that they are quickly resolved.
SATs Parent Support
Below is the link to a video which explains how the Key Stage 1 tests will be taken and how you can help at home.
Below is a link to a site which provides resources and example questions in preparation for the Maths Reasoning Test.