2020-21

Our teachers are:  Mrs H. Potts: Monday - Wednesday and Mrs L. Wray: Thursday - Friday

Mrs. Jones will cover both Mrs. Wray’ and Mrs. Potts PPA slots.

Our Class Link Governor is Ruth Broadhurst.

Our Class

There are 29 pupils in our class and we have different learning places depending on the subject we are studying.

We have a writing table and a reading corner, with a range of texts covering fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

We also have a computing area with two desk top computers.  At other times, we are able to use a range of school lap tops and ipads to enhance our learning.

Our Day

In the morning we focus on English and Mathematics. We develop or reading through Guided Reading Sessions and following The Write Stuff writing programme and develop or mathematical knowledge through practical games, activities and problem solving.

In the afternoon we learn through challenges, focusing on Science, ICT, DT, History and Geography, Art and Music depending on our half termly topic. We also develop our spiritual social and emotional skills through RE and PSHCE.

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! This is someone who has stood out in some way, following our SCARF principles.

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

Golden time:  As a reward for their whole class togetherness, good behaviour and focused work, each Friday, the children will be able to earn a total of 30 minutes to choose for 30  minutes during Friday afternoon. We feel this will give the children a focus and allows them, also to work as a ‘team’ and encourage each other.

Year 2 Timetable 2020-21

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.45-9.00

Drop off

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.00-10.00

 

Morning

Before Break

 

 

 

 

English

Mrs Harrison

 

 

English

Mrs Harrison

 

 

English

Mrs Harrison

 

 

 

 

English

 

 

 

Mrs Wray – PPA 8.45-9.45

Mrs Wibberley

RE

 

15 minutes

Break

 

10.15-11.30

Morning

After Break

 

 

 

Maths

Mrs Harrison

 

Maths

Mrs Harrison

 

 

Maths

Mrs Harrison

 

 

 

Maths

 

 

English

Mrs Wibberley

11.30-12.00

Lunch in classroom

12.00-12.30

Playtime

Lunch

 

12.30-1.45

 

 

Afternoon session 1

 

Topic

History/ Geography

 

Music

 

Mrs Wibberley- Mrs Potts PPA 1.40-3.00

 

 

 

PE – 1.00-2.00

 

 

 

Science

 

 

 

 

Maths

Mrs Wibberley

 

Break 1.45-2.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.00-3.00

 

Afternoon session 2

 

ICT

PE

Mrs Wibberley

Topic

History/ Geography

Art

PSHE/Golden Time

Mrs Wibberley

 

 

Staff Meeting

1st half of term

 

Staff Meeting

2nd half of term

 

 

File icon: pdf Year 2 Timetable 2020-21.pdf [pdf 47KB] Click to download

Year 2 Curriculum Coverage Map - Autumn 2020

Please click on the link below to view the Class 2 curriculum at St Mary's for 2020-21. 

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

File icon: pdf Year 2 St Mary's Curriculum Coverage Map Autumn 2020.pdf [pdf 68KB] Click to download

Year 2 Newsletters 

Please select a document from our half termly newsletters below.

File icon: pdf Year 2 Autumn 1 Newsletter 2020.pdf [pdf 123KB] Click to download

Topic Resources - Autumn Term Second Half

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

External Link Icon The Victorians
External Link Icon Properties of materials
External Link Icon Special Books
External Link Icon Maths - Super Movers - Timestable Collections
External Link Icon Spelling Shed
External Link Icon The Human Body
External Link Icon The World Around Us
External Link Icon Christmas

Year 2 Curriculum

Topics

Whilst following the New Curriculum, we try to cover our topics in as creative a way as possible.

We study five different topics each year which are Science, History or Geography based.  However, we are very good at linking all other curriculum areas too, for example, Art, Music and Design Technology, making for an exciting and varied learning experience.

English

Our reading and writing also links to our topics and we cover a range of genres.  We read and write character studies and stories, learn about and use the features of non-fiction writing, as well as learning to write letters, diaries, instructions and poetry.  We also have guided reading sessions which give us the opportunity, in small groups, to discuss whole texts and extracts from a range of authors.  We also have the opportunity to change our reading books, daily, and are encouraged to write about the books we read at home.

Mathematics

In maths, we learn through songs, games, practical and written activities.  We try to challenge ourselves with problem solving tasks and learn how important mathematics is, in everyday life.

Science

During science (Thursday 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 talk to your children about materials around the house and the outside environment.

 

Purple Mash

Please can I encourage you to sign up for/install Purple Mash at home. Your child can access Purple Mash from home on a laptop, desktop or a tablet. Purple Mash is a safe environment that does not require any downloading or allow interaction with people online and children cannot make any financial transactions. We will be encouraging the children to continue their learning at home and Purple Mash is a great resource for this. Your child will be taught how to use Purple Mash in school and will be able to use it without supervision, but you may want to take a few minutes to explore it yourself so that you can help them with their work. Please click on the picture link to login to Purple Mash.

Note:  You have already had your child’s username and password - please let me know if you need this again.
 
 

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 given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Children will have spelling activities alongside learning the spellings. Children will be assessed on how they apply these spellings in their independent writing.  Please ensure your child has their Spelling Folder in school every Friday as this is our way of communicating how well they did and which words they got incorrect. They should continue to revise previous words as a matter of course as these words should be spelled correctly in their independent writing and the patterns used to help spell unknown words which are similar.

Reading

Our reading books will be changed once a week. Please read at home with you child each evening and sign your child’s reading record. They are sent home for us to practise our reading and increase fluency, whilst our parents can enjoy sharing our learning too! We will also have guided reading sessions where other skills in reading are focused on and developed.

Your child needs their book bag in school every day as the day they change their books may change depending on the demands of the week.

Maths

Pupils will also receive fortnightly Maths tasks based on our Year 2 learning objectives.  Timestables will be set up weekly, at this early stage please could the children follow this link and learn some of the songs.https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4

File icon: pdf Advice for Parents - Year 2 Reading .pdf [pdf 50KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Fun Ways to Learn Spellings at Home .pdf [pdf 112KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Reading Question Stems.pdf [pdf 219KB] Click to download

Design and Technology

DT is generally taught as a discreet project-based subject often with cross curricular links. The subject usually follows a pattern of researching, designing, making and evaluating. Children are encouraged to look at designs of related artefacts, carry out market research where relevant, use a range of tools and materials and produce a product based on textiles, structures, food or moving vehicles. The subject may be taught on a weekly basis or over a concentrated period of time. The subject encourages group work as well as peer and self-assessment giving pupils the opportunity to use skills from other subjects such as Maths, History and Science, bringing their own ideas to life.

P.E. - Autumn Term First Half

Wednesday and Friday

Children should come dressed ready for outdoor PE lessons on Wednesdays and Fridays from week commencing 14th Sept. Government guidelines remain that PE should be taught outdoors wherever possible. We will endeavour to deliver PE whatever the weather so please ensure your child brings a fully waterproof coat to school on these days. It may be, on particularly inclement days that we have to make the decision that it is not safe to do PE outside due to the playground surface being unsafe. In this event, please support us in our decision and be assured that your child will do some classroom based PE where possible e.g. Joe Wicks Hiit sessions or Cosmic kids yoga.

Class 2 End of Year Expectations

Please select a document from the list below.

 

File icon: pdf St Mary's English Writing Expectations Year 2.pdf [pdf 120KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary's Reading Expectations Year 2.pdf [pdf 99KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Mathematics Book Expectations 2019-20.pdf [pdf 116KB] Click to download

SATs Support 2021

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