Welcome to Year 2!
We are all very excited to be teaching your children this year and look forward to working closely with you to support your child in all areas of their learning.
A lot of exciting learning happens in Year 2. In geography children discover the physical and human geographical features of the United Kingdom, the Continents and Oceans, and compare resorts of Silloth, England and Cancun, Mexico. In history we find out about the Great Fire of London, the history of air travel, and a local business man John Dodgson Carr, founder of Carr’s Flour Mill. Children develop their understanding of Christianity and begin to discover Islam in Religious Education. In our busy schedule we also study art, design and technology, music, computing, science and JIGSAW, alongside core subjects of maths, English and phonics.
In the Year 2 team, we endeavour to make sure that every child in our care is safe, supported, challenged and respected. We understand how important it is to share this with you all so please check out our school Facebook page and we will continue to communicate with you face – to – face, via text message/email or through green letters! If you would like to contact us directly, you can email any Year 2 member of staff at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Reading records should be signed daily. Each day your child will bring a school book home as well as their weekly Reading for Pleasure book. Because of this, please send your child to school with a school bag to help them transport their belongings carefully and efficiently. Each day your child will also need a water bottle and a coat. Lunches should be ordered on Lunchshop. On the days of PE, children should come to school in their PE kit.
Year 2 marks the end of Key Stage 1, it is a very fulfilling year. In the Summer term, children will complete Standard Assessment Tests (also known as SATS). This is a time when children get to show us how wonderful they really are and demonstrate the huge amount of progress they have made throughout the year. We spend some time towards the end of the year preparing your child for the exciting challenges ahead in Key Stage 2!
Throughout the year you will be invited to parent’s meetings covering various topics which may help you in supporting your child further, including a meeting about SATS. We also hold ‘Story and Stay’ where you can come into the classroom and read with your child from 8:30-8:45 once a week – we will inform you of this via text message.
We’d like to thank you for your continued support as this really helps us to do our best for your children.
The Year Two Team