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Year 2

Hello, everyone,

Welcome to the Year 2 page. Within this section of the website, you will find useful information to help support your child. This may include information on trips, PE days, homework, timetables and much more.

Meet the team:

Mr Murday (2JM)

Miss Moorcroft (2ZM)

Miss Turner and Mr Lowe support learning across the year group too.

Other members of staff your child may come across:

Mrs Davies (SENCO)

Mrs Whittaker who takes our P.E. lessons

Miss Taylor and Miss Young, who take odd lessons during the afternoon.

Key Information:

PE :

This is a crucial part of the curriculum and one in which all children should participate. All children in the school will have two hours of timetabled sport and PE per week. If your child is unable to take part (due to a medical reason) please provide a note.

From the start of the Spring Term, all Year 2 children will participate in two sessions of P.E. One on a Monday afternoon, led by Mr Murday or Miss Moorcroft, and one on a Thursday, led by Mrs Whittaker. 

Please remember that all long hair needs to be tied back and earrings removed. It would be beneficial that children come to school on days they have P.E. without earrings in if possible, please.

Homework:

All homework is given out on a Friday. Whilst it is not an obligation to hand it in, we are always happy to see what the children have managed to do at home.

Homework consists of a mixture of maths and English, but are provided in order to consolidate learning. This means that any homework given will be based on what has happened in the lessons and children (in theory) should be able to access it independently. Unless stated, homework should take no longer than an hour per week.  

Please ensure that your children are reading every day for 10 minutes as well. This has the biggest impact on their academic success - 10 minutes reading every day increases their chances of achieving good grades at 16 by 90%.

Curriculum and Learning:

During the Autumn Term, children will access a wide range of subjects within their learning. During reading and English sessions, we look at a variety of different texts, including Get Up Elizabeth and Smelly Louie. Maths will see children participate in lessons involving place value, addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division. In our afternoon lessons, we will focus on the Tudors and Henry VIII in particular. Highlights towards the end of the term include the trip to the Ancient High House (which will support their learning on the Tudors and going forward into the Spring Term when we will look at the Great Fire of London).

During the Spring term, Year 2 will be learning about the Great Fire of London during our History lessons, and this will also inform part of our English (both reading and writing) sessions. In Geography, we will be looking at Stafford and studying maps. Nearer Easter, we will be making a house from 1666 during Design and Technology. We will then use these to examine how the fire spread. 

Thank you, and any questions you may have please contact your child's class teacher through the school office. Alternatively, we are on the school gate most afternoons at the end of the school day.

Year 2 staff

Useful Links

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)