Year 2

2022-23

Our teachers is:  Miss M. Evans.  Miss Evans’ PPA time will be covered by Miss Maloney for a full day on Wednesdays.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Wibberly and Miss Munir.

Our Class Link Governor is Ruth Broadhurst.

Our Class

There are currently 30 pupils in our class and we are all developing into super learners.  We focus heavily on kindness.

Our Day

In the morning we usually focus on English and Mathematics. In English, we are developing into excellent independent writers through a combination of The Write Stuff writing programme, topic-linked writing tasks and specific phonics, spelling and grammar lessons.  We love reading in Class Two and read daily through all of our curriculum areas.  We read as a whole class, in small groups, in pairs and individually.  We broadly follow the structure of the White Rose scheme for mathematics and further develop our mathematical knowledge through practical games, activities and problem solving. 

In the afternoons our learning focuses on Science, computing, DT, History, Geography, Art, DT and Music and is driven by our termly topics.  Each term we have a Science based topic and a humanities based topic into which we try to weave all other curriculum areas. We also develop our spiritual, social and emotional skills through weekly RE and PSHE.

Please see the curriculum overview document below for more information on our topic and learning areas throughout the year.

Rewards

We are rewarded through Team Points for the right attitude to learning, effort and behaviour. Our behaviour is monitored through the SCARF Behaviour system.  Each day someone will be awarded SCARF of the day award. This is someone who has stood out in some way, following our SCARF principles.

S – Safe          C – Caring        A – Achieving       R – Respectful         F – Friendly.

As a reward for their whole class togetherness, good behaviour and focused work, the children have periods of ‘Friendship Time’ throughout the week which they can ‘earn’ collectively. We believe this gives the children a shared goal, allows them to work as a ‘team’ and encourage each other.

Year 2 Timetable Autumn 2022

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.50-9.00

Meet and greet, morning starter activity and registers

9.00-9.45

Read Write Inc

English -

Spellings, Grammar and Writing

9.45-10.30

Whole class

Storytime session

Short burst writing activity

Short burst writing activity

Handwriting

10.30-10.45   

BREAK

10.50-12.00

Maths

Maths

PSHE

Jigsaw

Maths

Maths

12.00-1.15

LUNCH

1.15-2.00

Topic

 

Handwriting

Quick maths

Music

Science

2.00-2.50

RE

PE

Gymnastics

Topic/Art

PE

City in Community

Computing

2.50.3.10

Assembly

3.10-3.15

Certificates and hometime routines

 

Year 2 Curriculum Coverage Maps

Please click on the link below to view the Class 2 curriculum at St Mary's for 2022-23. 

Please Note:  These maybe subject to change, as necessary to fulfil the ongoing needs of the curriculum. 

Click to Download Year 2 St Mary's Curriculum Coverage Map 2022-23 [pdf 96KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 2 Curriculum Coverage Map Autumn 2022 [pdf 58KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 2 Curriculum Coverage Map Spring 2023 [pdf 59KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 2 Curriculum Coverage Map Summer 2023 [pdf 137KB] Click to Download

Year 2 Newsletters 

Please select a document from our half termly newsletters below.

Click to Download Year 2 Autumn 1 Newsletter 2022 [pdf 79KB] Click to Download

Topic Resources Autumn Term First Half

Our new topc for this half term is called 'Was it fun to be a Victorian Child?’. Within this topic we will be discussing and celebrating some amazing British authors. We will also be looking into Victorian schooling and home life, Victorian Britain, inventions and Queen Victoria herself! 

During science (Wednesday afternoons) we will be looking at materials and investigating the book ‘Traction man is here.’ Through this we will investigate man-made and natural materials we will look at the properties and investigate the correct materials for certain jobs. We will be looking at how objects and materials can be changed (twisting, stretching etc). 

Please click on the links to access resources to support your topic work this half term.

Autumn Term First Half Knowledge Organiser

Please select from the documents below.

Click to Download Year 2 Science - Knowledge organiser - Everyday Materials [pdf 2MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 2 History - Knowledge organiser - The Victorians [pdf 318KB] Click to Download

Year 2 Treasury of Texts

As a school we want to promote reading for pleasure and enthuse your child about reading.  We have chosen a range of texts, from a variety of authors, with an excellent record of accomplishment in writing high quality children's books.  Please click on the picture link to find out more about the scheme or select the document below to see our Year 2 booklist.

Click to Download Year 2 Booklist [pdf 123KB] Click to Download
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Home Learning

We would like to emphasise practicing basic skills for Home Learning. These are non-negotiable elements that focus on Reading or being read to, spelling and times table practice on a daily basis.

Spellings  

Spellings will be linked to the phonics sounds we are working on during our Read Write Inc sessions. For now, we will be testing the children on the common exception words from year 1 as this should give us a ‘benchmark’ as to where we can start. Spellings will be given weekly on a Friday and also tested the following Friday.

Reading

Children can change their home reading books independently whenever they are ready for a new reading book.  Each morning on arrival in class children have time to return old books and choose a new book from their assessed level.  Please read daily with your child at home.  Fluency is the real key to reading development in Year Two and regular reading at home and school will see your child progress from phonetic reader to fluent reader.  Please keep a record of the books your child has read in the Reading Record and encourage your child to write about their favourite parts or characters, write a book review or compare the book to others they have read.

Maths

Children are tested on maths facts and then times tables each week in Class Two.  Tests are on Wednesdays and children will move through the times tables at an individual rate in accordance with their progress and development.  In Year Two we focus on the 2s, 10s, 5s and 3 times tables and look at both multiplication and division facts.  Throughout the week, we do lots of fun practical activities which support the children’s learning of times tables facts but any help you can give at home will also benefit your child.  We recommend accessing the Supermovers songs from the BBC website and also the Times Table Rock Stars app to which school have a subscription.  Please send Mental Maths folders into school each Wednesday.  We will then communicate previous scores and send new practice sheets home for the following week.

Click to Download Advice for Parents - Year 2 Reading [pdf 50KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Fun Ways to Learn Spellings at Home [pdf 112KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 2 Reading Question Stems [pdf 219KB] Click to Download
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Autumn Term First Half

PE this term will be on a Tuesday and Friday.

All children need an interchangeable kit for indoor and outdoor use depending on the weather. Children need pumps and outdoor trainers. Please ensure everything has a name in. This term sees us learning gymnastics, balance, coordination and agility.

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SATs Support 

Please click on the picture link to visit our SATs support page.

 

Class 2 End of Year Expectations

Please select a document from the list below.

Click to Download Year 2 Mathematics Expectations [pdf 77KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 2 Reading Expectations [pdf 59KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 2 Writing Expectations [pdf 68KB] Click to Download