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Welcome to Year 2

Class Teacher: Miss Lea
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Holdsworth and Mrs Carr

Miss Charlotte lea – Year 2 teacher
Mrs Linda Holdsworth – Year 2 TA

We have a Big Question in each class. Our Big Question is;

How do we change the world around us? Why should we care for our world?

Children will have an understanding of geographical processes and the lives of historical figures locally. Find out more below…

Homework

Reading: Please read with your child as often as possible, ideally four times a week. Reading books are changed on Tuesdays and Fridays, please bring in your book everyday so we can check you have been reading at home and signed the reading log. When you read four times over the week, signed and dated, you will get a sticker on your sticker badge. Once your sticker badge is full you will get to wear your colourful badge around school to show what a super reader you are!

Knowledge Organisers: These will be sent home for you to keep and look at as the topic/knowledge is being taught. This helps you gain information, understanding and knowledge around the subject to enable to you apply what you know in class and embed the knowledge you have learnt.

Timetable

Daily:
TuesdayReading book changed.
WednesdayP.E day, children come to school in their P.E kit.
ThursdayP.E day, children come to school in their P.E kit.FridayReading book changed.

English

Children can choose a story in our cosy story corner. We read stories to children all the time and our planning has a strong link to the stories we will be using. Our story Hut is used to bring stories to life.

We focus on core books and base our planning and learning around these with different genres of writing as the outcome e.g. story writing, letter writing, non-chronological reports and instructions. The books are as seen below and also highlighted in the LTP attached above.

Year 2 Key texts this year:

How do we change the world around us? Why should we care for our world?

Maths

Every maths lesson begins with working on our number of the day and counting skills to 100. Maths is taught every morning and we work on learning in concrete, pictorial and abstract ways.

Religious Education

Our Christian ethos is developed through our class prayer space, our class prayers and the Christian values we teach throughout school alongside our positive learning behaviours.

Our Year 2 class prayer is …

Thank you for the beautiful world we live in. Help us to take care of it and look after it for the people who will live in it after us.

As a Christian school our syllabus follows the ‘Understanding Christianity Approach’ from the Church of England.

R.E Knowledge Organisers can be found below, click on the link to have a look what we cover each half term.

Curriculum

The Big Question for Year 2: How do we change the world around us? Why should we care for our world?

Children will have an understanding of geographical processes and the lives of historical figures locally. They will know how people have influence on the world and how we should appreciate what we have. They will understand how it is important to be thankful for the natural world, understanding that what we do matters and we can change things for the better. Below are the three questions we cover each term in which our curriculum is planned to enable students to gain understanding around the subjects each year.

  • Autumn Term – Our World – How can I understand the world and my place in it?
  • Spring Term – The Elements – How have people harnessed the power of the elements?
  • Summer Term – Oh what a wonderful world – How do I understand my locality and the changes I see?

Art & Design and Design Technology

Art and DT are taught throughout the year every Friday. The first terms of Autumn, Spring and Summer is ART and the second terms of Autumn, Spring and Summer is DT.

ART: We cover two Artists each year, researching them and creating art in their style, using their technique. This year we are focussing on David Hockney and Wasilly Kandinsky. We also have opportunities to cover areas of interest, develop and build upon existing skills and enter Art challenges and competitions in Summer 1. Click below on the link for the Knowledge Organisers for Art.

DT: DT focusses on learning three units over the year. This year we are developing our skills in food technology, model making and using clay to make a product.  Click below on the link for the Knowledge Organisers for DT.

ClassDojo

We use Class Dojo in year 2. Class Dojo is used as a reward system, recognising all the wonderful behaviour and hard work the children do on a daily basis. Dojo points are given to the children throughout the day and these points build up to bigger rewards!

All parents are connected via the app and this allows us to communicate regularly with you and allows you to be fully involved in everything that we do in year 2! The children are proud of their achievements and it’s a great way to involve everyone in the children’s learning journey. Here is the link if you want to find out more! https://www.classdojo.com/#LearnMore

Learning Gallery

We love to learn!