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Year 2


Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 page.  Our class teachers are Mrs Webb and Mrs Sandiford.

Year 2 Routines

Reading – We will listen to each child read in Guided Reading Groups once per week. Additional one to one reading may take place during the week. Each day children take their independent reading book home as we encourage daily reading. A reading log is kept in Reading Records so that we know reading has been completed. In line with the new curriculum, we will ask for independent reading books to be read twice before changing them. This is to develop fluency in reading and support comprehension skills. When children have read the book twice, we will issue the next independent reading book. To encourage reading at home, children are issued a raffle ticket for reading and these are entered into a weekly draw where a small prize can be won.  In addition to the independent reading book, children can choose a library book from our classroom selection.  They will be able to change the book as often as they want as long as it has been signed at the back of their Reading Record.

Spellings  –  Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and they will be checked on the following Friday in a spelling test. Spellings will be practised daily in school.

Homework –  Homework books are sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday this is to ensure there is enough time to mark homework and give children appropriate feedback and support where necessary. Any books handed in after Wednesday will be marked the following week. Homework is a mixture of a termly Topic piece and practical Maths.

PE – PE will be on Monday and Thursday.  Child need a white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls.

Staffing – Mrs Webb teaches the class Monday to Thursday each week, and Mrs Sandiford teaches on a Friday. Mrs Macdonald and Miss Taylor are Teaching Assistants that also work in Year 2.

Our topics covered in Year 2 are:

Autumn 1

Super Humans (Science) / The Magic Toymaker

Autumn 2

The Magic Toymaker

Spring 1

People of the Past

Spring 2

Earth – Our Home (Science)

Summer 1

Earth – Our Home (Science)

Summer 2

From A to B


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Penguin Invasion!

We had a shock this morning when we returned to the classroom from Collective Worship. We found black feathers, smooth pebbles, colourful fish, snow and glitter! We use our investigation skills and have come the the conclusion that a penguin came into our classroom and made a nest. Keep an eye out for our investigation reports coming shortly!

People of The Past!

We have had an exciting start to our new topic all about significant people from the past! Already we have learnt about the challenging decisions Queen Elizabeth 1 made and we have been lucky to meet Florence Nightingale!

The Magic Toy Maker!

We had a fantastic time at The Cottage Museum, Woodhall Spa, learning all about Victorian toys and making our tree decorations!