Welcome to Year 2S
Welcome to Year 2S class page. Our teacher is Miss Stokes and our teaching assistant is Mrs Higson.
Our DREAM Curriculum Topic coverage for the first Autumn Term is 'Toy Story' and our science focus is ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures.' Our school value this half term is ‘Respect.’ As a school we have a digital strategy approach to learning and everyone in Year 2 has an I-Pad to enhance our learning.
We look forward to sharing with you all of our fantastic learning through a skills and knowledge based curriculum.
Our busy day starts at 8.55am with a morning break at 10.15am, lunch time at 11.45am and afternoon break at 2.00pm. 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.
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.
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 on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children are expected to bring a fully labelled PE kit during the first week of term and leave it in school for our allocated PE 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.
A topic project sheet will be provided every half term to allow the children to fully immerse themselves in the class topic and showcase their learning.
Spellings will be set weekly in accordance to each child’s spelling or phonics group and spelling tests will be on Fridays. An online English or Mathematics task maybe set to support in class learning. Any task set will be on a Friday and must be returned to the class teacher via Dojo by the following Wednesday in order for Miss Stokes to have a look at it.
We also encourage children to learn their 2's, 5's and 10's timetables as well as the Year 2 Common Exception words 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