Welcome to Year Two!
Mrs Burford and Mrs Stubbs
Mrs Orridge and Mrs Miller
| Teaching Assistants: Mrs Tilley, Mrs Heinson, Mrs Mattocks and Mrs Chiverton|
Office Manager: Mrs Russell
SENCo: Mrs Cairns/Mrs Collins
Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Cairns/Mrs Park
Year 2 is an important year for the
children; they are in their final year of Key Stage 1 and are becoming confident, independent learners.
This is an exciting time for your child's reading development. Their fluency will improve and they will develop strategies that will help them show greater understanding of what they are reading
New responsibilities are given to Year 2 children and one of the opportunities they are given is becoming a Playground Buddy. A Buddy's job is to act as a supportive role model to the younger children in the school during lunch and break times.
The children start to be rewarded using the school credit dot system where they are rewarded for good behaviour, effort and attainment. They are then able to 'spend' their credits on various treats throughout the term.
The Year 2 Curriculum Overview can be found here:
This term so far...
Term 1 Robots
We are enjoying our time in Year 2! This term we are making robots from various construction kits and different types of shiny paper. Our skill at giving a programmable toy directions is improving and we have used the beebots to help us learn how to do this. Investigations into different types of materials are taking place and we are experimenting to find out which materials are best for a particular job.
Term 2 Rodents and Reptiles
Year 2 had an animal handling experience with River, who bought in his rodents and reptiles for us to see. This term we are learning about animals and we have all made guinea-pig hutches out of recycled materials. It was great fun! As December approaches we are looking forward to being even more creative and making things to sell at our Christmas Market.
Term 3 The Great Fire of London
The children had great fun re-living The Great Fire of London. We were lucky enough to have Rainbow Theatre visit us for a workshop in which all the children were involved. The term moves onto Roald Dahl's The Magic Finger and we will explore this through lots of discussion and debate. Alongside this,the children will have the opportunity to design and make a clay plate or vase in the style of Clarice Cliff.
Term 4 Amazing Africa
Our topic work will concentrate on the continents and oceans of the world. We will compare Kenya to our own country and learn about the journey of a cocoa bean. The children will get to taste different types of chocolate! During our art and music sessions we will try out different African traditions. We will play African drums and be creative using weaving. Year 2 are looking forward to a visit from Warburtons to take part in a healthy sandwich making project.
Look at what we've been up to!
We use this program during our ICT lessons:
We use splat square in school and it’s a great way to practise adding and subtracting, times tables:
This fun interactive website is great for going over basic maths skills:
super reading prompts to support your child when reading can be found here.
You will need to create a log in, but there are lots of other great resources
to use on this site, so well worth it!
Year 2 Documents...
Year 2 Welcome Newsletter