About Year 2
Here are some answers to key questions you may have.
What does home learning look like?
Reading - One of the best things you can do is listen to your child read. Please hear them read their school book at least 5 times a week. This can be supplemented by reading lots of other story books, information books and magazines. Every time they read please record this in their reading diaries. Please also read to your child as often as you can. This could be before bed or at a quiet time in a comfortable space where your child feels happy. Forming positive reading habits at a young age is one of the best ways to create life-long readers.
When will my child’s book be changed?
The books will be changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. At this age it is important for the children to not just read the books but understand the vocabulary and what has happened. Please ask them questions afterwards and challenge them to retell what they have read. To supplement their reading, the children, have access to BugClub. Their login is stuck in their reading diaries. Please record all Bugclub reading in their reading diaries as these count towards their weekly reads.
To access bug club please visit:
Maths- login details for Timestable Rockstars (TTRS). https://ttrockstars.com/ Times Tables Rock stars is an excellent platform to support the children’s recall of multiplication facts. In year 2 the children must learn their x2, x5 and x10 tables
Spellings- Every Friday, your child will be given a set of words to learn how to spell and they will be tested on these the following Friday. The spellings can also be found on the website. It is important that the children understand what the words mean and that they practise using them in context.
When do the children wear their PE kits?
This half term the children need to come into school wearing PE kits on Monday’s and Thursdays for their PE lessons.
We think it is very important for teachers and parents to communicate with each other.
Your child’s teacher may not always be on the door in the morning, however we are eager to keep an open line of communication with you. Therefore should you wish to discuss something about your child, please make an appointment to see the class teacher through the School Office.
What does a school day look like in Y2?
Here is a timetable showing the subjects taught each day.
What will my child be learning in PSHE this year?
Personal, Social, Health and Economic educations is taught each week. There may be time when you wish to talk to your child about what they are or will be learning about. Below is a summary of units for the year ahead:
Autumn 1 – Healthy and Happy Friendships/WWF endangered species
Autumn 2 – Similarities and Differences/values and money
Spring 1 – Communities/Beach clean
Spring 2 – Families/Elderly people
Summer 1 – Staying safe and healthy/First aid
Summer 2 – Body Changes/RNLI
Other key points
- Please do not send your child in with nuts for break or lunch. We are a nut-free school.
- We provide a fruit snack but if your child is particular with what fruit they like then please send them in with one
- Please make sure your child has a filled water bottle with them every day.
- Children do not need to bring in their own pens and pencils.
- Please label all items of clothing with your child’s name including hats, socks and especially jumpers.
- Please send your child in with a coat as we have access to outdoor provision each day.
- Please check the school website and year group page for updates.
- The children have 25 minutes to eat their lunch please support them by showing them how to cut up their food and use cutlery correctly.