Year 2 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Year 2
Mrs. Stevenson and Mrs Baker welcome you to Year 2.
Mrs. Stevenson will be teaching on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mrs. Baker will be teaching on Thursday and Friday.
Mrs Chetwood is the class teaching assistant and Mr Clewlow is the learning support assistant.
WELCOME TO YEAR 2
Welcome to the Year 2 class webpage. Here you will find your child's homework and spellings each week, please note homework and spellings will start in the second week. We will also use this page to relay other important information.
Below you can find a copy of the Autumn Term Welcome Letter which contains useful information about the curriculum, teaching staff, PE days and snacks.
The following information provides details of the curriculum in Year 2:
The children will follow the Diocesan Religious Education Strategy, ‘The Way, the Truth and The Life’, which provides a systematic study of the Catholic faith and life. Our topics will be ‘Chosen People’ and ‘Mysteries’.
Mathematics and English
The children will continue to build on their knowledge and skills developed in Year 1, in accordance with the National Curriculum. In Maths, we will continue to work through the Primary Stars programme. In English, we will mainly work on a text based approach, using a range of picture books and non-fiction texts that link to our topic theme for the term (see below). In addition, discrete grammar, spelling and handwriting lessons will also be taught.
This term, for our main topic, we will be studying ‘The Great Fire of London’. In art, we will be exploring printed patterns, rubbings and 3 dimensional drawings. In design and technology we will be learning about structures. During our computing lessons this term, we will be learning about how to stay safe online, how to search effectively online and how to present our ideas using digital technologies. In Science, we will be focusing on ‘The Uses of Everyday Materials’.
PE will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that PE kits are in school on these days in a labelled drawstring bag. A blue t-shirt and a pair of navy blue shorts need to be in your child’s cloakroom peg from Monday to Friday each week. Long hair should always be tied back on P.E. days and earrings should be removed at home prior to the school day. The children will need warmer outdoor kits – long navy jogging trousers, a long sleeved navy top and sturdy trainers. Please ensure all clothing is clearly labelled. This is especially important in these early years of school as the children are becoming more independent and learning to manage their own belongings.
Children will be given weekly homework activities, including spellings, to carry out at home.
Parents often ask if there is something they can do at home to support their child’s learning. Ensuring they complete their homework tasks to the best of their ability, and supporting them where necessary, will really help them to make good progress. Daily spelling practice, using the ‘look, say, cover, write, check’ approach, is invaluable in helping them to learn their weekly spellings.
We simply cannot emphasise enough the importance of continuing to hear your child read at home on a daily basis and in particular, to begin to support the development of comprehension skills, through discussion and questioning.
The following websites provide excellent online resources to support with homework too:
Mrs Baker and Mrs Stevenson
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