Miss Wilson and Miss Judd
During Year 2, we aim to develop your child’s independence in preparation for their journey to the juniors at the end of this academic year. Therefore, we stride to keep you informed with your child’s learning journey and how they can be best supported at home. Over the course of the year we will be updating this page regularly with pictures, dates and information – keep a look out for new content, we hope you enjoy this insight into your child’s education and school life in Year Two.
If you have any questions regarding anything you see on our class page, please speak to Miss Judd or myself. We are around before and after school by appointment or you can catch us in the playground - we are always happy to help J
Miss Wilson, Head of Year Two
Curriculum meeting: Wednesday 18th September 09:00am
INTO FILM cinema trip: Friday 8th November / Monday 11th November
Year two Friday Fundraisers: 15th November and 7th February 3:30pm
Infant maths workshop: Tuesday 26th November 09:00am and 17:00pm
Christmas production: Tuesday 17th December 09:15am and 2:45pm
Class assembly: TBC Summer Term
SAT’s week: TBC in May
Further trips, visits and events: TBC
A day in Year Two:
8: 40: Children line up
8:55: Children enter school when the bell rings
9:00 – 10:25: Book changes, spelling practise, English (assembly twice a week)
10:25 – 10:40: Morning break (children are provided with a fruit/veg snack)
10:40 – 11:45: Milk/drinks, Maths time
11:45 – 12:45: Lunch
12:45 – 2:15: Afternoon lessons e.g. History, Geography, Science, Religious Education, Art, Music, P.S.H.E., Computing, P.E., Design Technology, French (2nd and 3rd terms), Spelling and Grammar, Handwriting
2:15 – 2:30: Afternoon break (children may bring a healthy snack)
2:30 – 3:20: Afternoon lessons continued
3:30: Home time
Homework in Year 2 is set on a Monday to be handed in on Friday. This is designed to be completed with the support of an adult to reinforce and extend what they are learning at school that week. Children will receive either a Maths or Reading comprehension activity in addition to practising their weekly spelling pattern which will be tested on the Friday. The spelling test scores will be recorded in the back of your child’s homework folder with a sticker if they achieved 10/10. Should your child fail the spelling test with a score of 6/10 or less, we will send you home photocopy of their test so you can see where they have struggled. Children should also regularly practise the Year 2 misconception which will be tested each half term.
Here are some exciting examples of how spellings can be practised at home:
Daily reading at home is essential for your child’s learning and understanding in year 2. We expect children to be reading at home for at least 20 minutes daily and bring in their signed Reading Records into school every day even if they haven’t finished reading the book. Your child is responsible for remembering to change their own books and Reading Records are monitored daily to ensure children are reading regularly. Children who have not had their Reading Records signed 3 times by Friday will stay for a catch up reading session during playtime.
Your support in reading at home a little every day is invaluable in developing your child’s fluency and understanding. In Year Two you should try to extend your child’s reading by asking them comprehension questions about the text. Who? What? When? Where? How? Why?
In May 2020, the children will sit their Key Stage One SATs papers. They will be tested on reading comprehension, SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar), arithmetic and reasoning. We do our very best to prepare them academically and emotionally over the year to make the experience as relaxed and successful as possible. We will be holding a SATs meeting for parents later in the year with more information about how you can help your child and home and what to expect from the papers.
Please make sure all your child’s belongings (bags, coats, cardigans/jumpers, PE kits, water bottles etc) are clearly labelled with their name.
We encourage the children to be respectful of and responsible for their own belongings, but as you can imagine it is very difficult for us to keep track of lost things when all the children’s clothes look the same! We also understand that it is costly to replace logoed uniform, so Lionel PTA are holding 2nd hand uniform sales throughout the year, look out for emails and posters.
Your child must have a full P.E. kit to participate in lessons which should be in school every Monday and remain in school for the week. This consists of a white Lionel Primary logo round neck t-shirt, plain navy shorts, plimsolls or trainers for outdoor lessons and your child may also wear plain navy tracksuit bottoms for outdoor lessons in cold weather.
Behaviour and Expectations
Children in Year Two are expected to begin to take more responsibility for their behaviour, their belongings and their learning. As a school, we promote our rules of being Ready, Respectful and Safe and during P.S.H.E. lessons and assemblies we talk a lot about how those three words can be expressed.
Ready can look like: bringing your reading books in school every day, making sure your homework is completed and handed in on time, having your book bag ready to go in the morning, stopping and listening when an adult is speaking, standing still when the bell rings at playtime…
Respectful can look like: using good manners when speaking to adults and other children, following the rules of the classroom and wider school, using appropriate language and actions, going the extra mile to help someone, taking good care of your belongings and equipment in school, keeping your table/classroom/book corner tidy, listening to the child or adult who is speaking…
Safe can look like: always telling an adult if you or another child is hurt, using only approved websites on your home tablet/computer and during Computing lessons in school, knowing when to talk to people you do not know (e.g. a police officer if you are lost), behaving sensibly in the classroom and playground to avoid accidents, looking both ways before you cross the road with an adult…
We expect children to follow these rules and we reward them with smilies, prizes from our treasure box and by putting them on our recognition board which is renewed every week, generally with a class target to work towards. The aim each week is that by working as a class, all the children’s names are on the recognition board by Friday when we are visited by house captains giving out stickers. At the end of each term we attend an assembly where children from each class are rewarded with badges when they have been on the recognition board a certain number of times that term.
Please see the attached Curriculum Grid for Year 2 below for an overview of what your child will be studying during each term.
|An overview of our learning in Year Two 2019/2020|
The Power of Reading Scheme
Beegu by Alexis Deacon
The Dark by Lemony Snicket
Croc and Bird by Alexis Deacon
Traction Man by Mini Grey
Lonely Beast by Chris Judge
Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway
Busy Ants Scheme
|Number and Place Value; Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division (2,5,10 and 3), Fractions; Measurements: Length, Weight, Capacity, Time, Money; 2D Shapes, Symmetry, Co-ordinates, Statistics (presenting and interpreting data in different formats), Problem - Solving across all Maths Topic|
|Science: Snap Science Scheme||Materials||The Apprentice Gardener||Growing up and staying healthy|
|History||Explores||Transport over time||Schools and homes in the past|
|Geography||The UK||Food journey's||
|Design and Technology||Puppets||Vehicles||Seaside snacks|
|Computing||Purple Mash Scheme|
|P.E||Games/Dance||Invasion/Gymnastics||Athletics/Striking and Fielding/Gymnastics/Dance|
|French||No French this term||
Numbers to 20, animals, colours, shapes, days of the week, to ask and answer the questions:
What is your name?
How are you?
Where do you live?
How old are you?
|Numbers to 30, transport, classroom instructions, clothes, weather, The Hungry Caterpillar|
|R.E||Hertfordshire Trust Scheme|
|P.S.H.E||P.S.H.E. Association Scheme|
|Art||To use a range of materials creatively, develop a wide range of techniques and learn about a range of artists.|