Welcome to Year 2
We use Class Dojo in Year 2! This means parents can see what we are up to in class on our story, send messages to me and see on a daily basis how their child is doing via a daily report.
Last year I had 100% of parents using Dojo so hopefully everyone will download the app this year! ClassDojo! https://www.classdojo.com/onehundred/
The children will get a Dojo point every time they do something impressive at school.
We use Class Dojo in Year 2 and all our parents are connected via the app. This allows our families to be fully involved in everything that happens in Year 2. The children are proud of their achievements and want to share these with their families via the app.
The children in Year 2 are not just working really hard in their lessons this term but we are doing lots of extra activities to learn important skills. The children use sign language to answer the register. Children in Year 2 are given responsible jobs to help our classroom community for example taking the register, handing out the snack and milk, sharpening pencils and much more.
Our Provision Area
In KS1 this year we are making full use of our shared area by having continuous provision every afternoon. The children will be investigating and taking initiative as they self-regulate their learning in the shared area. There will be plenty of opportunities for children to enhance their skills while covering vital elements of the national curriculum. Take a look at our pattern making area:
We also have a water and sand area inspired by our theme of Explorers thinking about the ocean.
What we have been up to so far….
Reading in KS1
Reading is hugely important in Year 2 and the children should be doing it at least 4 times a week if not every night. From September children in Year 1 and Year 2 will be working towards achieving their own reading collector badge. It is expected that every child reads at least four times a week at home and has their reading log signed each time. If you read four times a week and have your reading log signed at home by the end of the week you will receive a sticker for your individual badge. Collector badges are a great way for pupils to save their mini sticker rewards: They can attach the badge to their uniform and wear their collection with pride. Children’s badges will be displayed on a pin board in the classroom. Only when the badge is full does the child get to wear it with pride before getting a new colour badge on the pin board.
Our first week winners….
Click here for our KS1 Reading information letter: Reading at Home 1
Below are some fantastic examples of the work year 2 did last year and the amazing progress the children have made in only one year!!
Below is what a child last year did at the start of year 2 and then at the end.
What fantastic progress!!
Start of Year 2
End of Year 2
We will be using this book to develop our writing next term. Children will be creating their bears and considering how the book can inspire their writing.
We will be starting Multiplication and Division next term and Fractions. Key facts such as times tables will be really important so children will be expected to use Times Table Rock Stars at home.
Here is a picture from one of year 2’s maths books from last year to show our expectations for this coming year.
‘Who is a monarch?’
We will be learning all about monarchs and how what we have learnt in history this year fits into a chronological framework understanding where we fit into it. Children will be learning a lot about past events and significant people that have caused change.
Click here for Year 2 Topic Knowledge Organiser-Knowledge Organiser Topic Spring
Animals including humans
Children will be considering what humans and animals need to survive. We will also be looking at keeping healthy with food and exercise.
Click here for Year 2 Science Knowledge Organiser: Knowledge Organiser Spring Animals including humans
How should we care for the world and why does it matter?
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
Click here for Year 2 R.E Knowledge Organiser:Knowledge Organiser R.E Spring
Art and Design
We have a knowledge organiser which shows what we are learning throughout the year in art and design.
Across school we use Charanga music. This in a practical sense develops the children’s musical ability and enjoyment in music.