Welcome to Year 2! The children build upon their learning in Year 1 as they move into their last year of Key Stage 1. The children continue to build their knowledge and skills across all the curriculum subjects, preparing them for Key Stage 2 next year.
Here you will find lots of information regarding the Year 2 curriculum, including how you can support your children at home. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact the school office or speak to one of the Year 2 team.
Meet the Team
Miss Biles is the Year 2 teacher and is supported by her HLTA Mr Gray.
Support at Home
Children will bring home 3 books each week:
- Learn to Read Book: Your child will read this confidently and it matches the phonics they have been learning in school that week
- Shared Reader Book: Closely matches your child’s current phonics learning but they will need some support with sounds they may not have learnt yet – to be read together and with support from you
- Love to Read Book: A book chosen by your child from the library to share together at home
We would love to see at least 3 reads per week recorded in your child’s reading record. You can of course log other reads from perhaps your library book or even your own books but the ‘Learn to Read’ book is the one we really want to see logged. Reading with and encouraging your child to read is one of the most important things you can do to help at home. We will keep a weekly check of who is reading at least 3 times per week, please do let us know if you want any further support.
The words sent home in the spelling logs give the children a chance to practice the phoneme or spelling rule that we have been focusing on during the week in our phonics sessions. Please don’t feel like you must practice the words in the book- if the children would prefer to practice them in a different way then that is fine.
Another important element to our spelling work is learning to read and spell common exception or red words. These words may not follow the focus sound and spelling rules we have been working on and we need to work hard to remember them. These are stuck both in your child’s reading record and spelling log.
Times tables are essential for the children to progress successfully through the Maths curriculum. We use a system called ‘Maths Rockstars’- each child will come home with a booklet noting the step that they are on and the questions they need to practice. These are tested each week. Any support with times tables at home is very appreciated. This could be on Times Tables Rockstars or simply chanting or counting in multiples. Please let us know if you would like any other ideas!
Home Learning is encouraged so that your child can share with you some of the knowledge and skills learnt in school as well as allow them to learn more and follow their own areas of interest. It can also help your child to become more involved in the learning and become more independent with their thinking. A sheet of suggested ideas is sent home each half term, but these are merely suggestions and we much prefer the children to have their own ideas! The children can then bring in what they have done to share with their peers.
Meet the Teacher: September 2023