Welcome to Year 2S
Welcome to Year 2S class page. Our teacher is Miss Stokes.
Our DREAM Curriculum Topic coverage for the final Summer Term is 'Local History' and our science focus is ‘Who Lives in a House Like This?' Our school value this half term is ‘Thankfulness.’
We look forward to sharing with you all of our fantastic learning through a skills and knowledge based curriculum.
During Summer 1, our topic was 'Exciting Ecosystems.'
Last half term, Spring 2 we all came back to school and focused on the topic 'Digging Around.' We went back in time and found out some amazing facts about the first, female fossil hunter Mary Anning and compared her life to Sir David Attenborough.
During the Autumn term we went on an adventure in 'Amazing Africa'. At home and school we produced some fantastic pieces of work, designing safari parks, creating non chronological reports on African animals, listening to African music, printing patterns and comparing where we live , Hindley Green to Nairobi as our class elephant 'Grey' went on daily adventures. We were able to write some amazing, independent sentences reporting on his travels.
Our Year 2 ‘bubble’ starts at 9.00am with a morning break at 10.30am, lunch time at 12.15pm and afternoon break at 2.20pm. We have daily English and Mathematics sessions, including guided reading, phonics and handwriting. We implement The DREAM curriculum throughout our day, as well as Computing, PE and music with a specialist coaches and teachers. Our jam packed day comes to an end at 3.15pm.
Our previous learning, topic webs .....
Class Dojo is our online learning platform and will be used as a way of communicating and keeping parents and carers up to date with regular goings on in Year 2S due to the current climate.
All children in Year 2S will be given a log in and a parent log in, in order for you to keep up to date with messages and important information. If a parent or career wishes to speak to a member of the Year 2 team, ClassDojo or phone calls will be used to discuss any relevant matters. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.
PE will be onTuesdays and Fridays. Children are expected to come into school in their PE kit on those days. Your child’s PE kit should consist of a white t-shirt, school jumper, black shorts / pants and trainers. Earrings are not to be worn on PE days. If children have earrings in they need to be removed by themselves. Members of staff CAN NOT remove earrings due to health and safety.
Homework will be set weekly via ClassDojo and will consist of weekly spellings in accordance to each child’s spelling or phonics group and either a piece of English or Mathematics. It will be sent out every Friday and must be returned to the class teacher by the following Wednesday in order for Miss Stokes to have a look at it. The weekly spelling test will be on Friday during our phonics and spelling sessions. We also encourage children to learn their 2's, 5's and 10's timetables as we will be focusing on these throughout the year.
All children will be given a specific banded home reading book. This will be continually targeted to their reading ability to enable them to become confident, fluent readers. We expect the children to read their reading book at least three times a week. In order for books to be safely ‘quarantined’ for 48 hours, we will only be able to change reading books on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS. Parents/carers it would be great if you could inform us If your child has read their book with a comment via ClassDojo, to let us know how they are getting on.
We do not expect children to read a book a night! Little and often is the key to a successful and happy reader. We aim to instill in the children that reading is fun and not a chore.
Bug Club and Purple Mash
Once again we will be using Bug Club and Purple Mash this year to support and enhance the children’s learning experiences. They are fun, interactive apps to encourage reading comprehension skills, maths skills, topic work and general learning, as well as play games. All children have been provided with log ins for Active Learn (Bug Club) and Purple Mash. If you need any further guidance please inform Miss Stokes.
Any questions, queries or concerns please feel free to speak to Miss Stokes via Class Dojo or arranging a convenient time over the telephone via the school office. I look forward to a super year ahead.
SAT's Information for Parents
Here is a useful document that explains the KS1 assessment process.
Here are some documents you may find useful and a list of words that every child is expected to read and spell by the end of Year 2.
Our value this half term is