Year 2

We are now in our final year of Key Stage One and have a very busy year ahead of us. Our aim is to be brilliant role models for the younger children and show them how to live out our school mission – ‘To Love One Another.’

Throughout the year, we will be working hard on becoming more independent learners and working to the best of our ability to achieve our full potential. We will also explore, discover and experience new things, enjoy our learning and work hard together to create a positive and helpful learning environment to support our class family.

In Reading, Writing and Maths the children will be building on the knowledge they already obtain and work on developing new skills. In our English lessons we will dive into a range of different texts and use them to enhance our reading and comprehension skills as well as our writing skills. These texts will be linked to our class topics so we can build on our subject knowledge at every opportunity.

During the second half of the autumn term, the children will be taking the Phonics Screening Check, which we have been preparing for since Year 1. Please continue to read daily with your children to practice this skill.

In late May, the children will take Key Stage One SATs in Reading, Maths and Grammar & Spelling aimed at testing their learning progress. These tests are nothing to worry about and will be completed under normal classroom conditions and marked internally by teachers. More information will be provided for parents nearer the time. 

In our classroom, you will always find us developing our love for learning with Miss Butt, Miss Gaskell & Mrs Wilson.

To find out more about our topics for the year and learning opportunities in Year 2, please take a look at the ‘Curriculum Overview’.

PE

PE will continue to be on Monday of each week. Please ensure children come to school in their PE kit on this day. Please ensure that all PE kit is labelled with your child’s name, long hair is tied up, jewellery is removed and they have a water bottle.

READING

During Year 2, the children will continue to develop their phonics skills and continue to become confident independent readers. The children will practise phonics every day, take part in whole class reading and guided reading sessions in small groups. All children will have a phonics decodable book and a reading journal to use to complete the comprehension tasks set. These are due back in school on a Wednesday so they can be changed. In addition, all children will have 2 coloured banded books and a reading diary. Please read these with your child every day and record any progress in your child’s reading diary. These books can be changed any day in the week. They just need to be put in the ‘in’ box in the classroom.

HOMEWORK & SPELLINGS

Children will receive a note alongside their reading books when there is homework set. Often homework will be set on Mathletics and Purple Mash, however any written homework should be completed in the back of their Reading Journal.

Spellings will be sent on a Wednesday each week and tested the following Wednesday. Children should use their green spelling books to practice and note down their scores.

If you require any log-in details for either Purple Mash or Mathletics please do ask.

CONTACT

As usual, if you need to contact me, please use the class email or alternatively send me a message on Class Dojo.

year2@st-margaretclitherow.nottingham.sch.uk

I am also available before and after school so if necessary please come and talk to me.