Welcome to Year 2

In Year Two we follow the Key Skills Curriculum which is a very creative approach based on the National Curriculum which makes sure the children learn and develop skills appropriate for their year group. We will be working hard to develop our existing skills as well as learning lots of new and exciting things this year! We cover objectives missed when appropriate through our engaging, creative curriculum.

We ensure every lesson meets the needs of the whole class and endeavour that each child succeeds in their challenges. They love this whole school approach and cannot wait to move up to the next task in their learning. Children have lots of opportunities to respond to feedback both verbally and in their books. They are given in time each lesson to correct any mistakes from the previous lesson. They may also be given ‘Challenge Time’, whereby children are given a linked task that encourages the child to apply their learning. After discussions with you as the parents, intervention will be put in place to support your child as and when it’s needed.

We provide a broad and engaging curriculum which is based on the children’s interests and ways of learning which sees all children achieving the best they can. We ensure lessons are engaging and foster a love for learning, as we plan through a book, we aim these at the children’s age and interests as we foster a love of reading across school. Cross-curricular learning is at the heart of all our topics and we ensure a relevant link is made to all subjects possible. We work closely alongside Year One and this guarantees a progression of skills taught from Year One to Year Two and we monitor this to inform future planning, this also helps the children with transition in Autumn term. We are inclusive and are always here to support your child grow and enjoy their learning as well as ensuring they are achieving the most at home too.

During this year we will promote the Year Two child’s love of learning, independence and curiosity. We do this through our teaching but also through our Multi-Academy Trust’s motto of ‘Be the best you can be’. Throughout the year we will also have Entitlement Experiences to further our skills and understanding of the wider world past the school walls. These will be documented on our school’s Facebook page with photos uploaded as and when they happen. They will also show a set of progressive skills from Nursery all the way to Year Six. 

Homework is set every Friday. The children will receive their reading books, their weekly spellings (a quiz is given every Friday) and our half termly ‘Project on a Page’. Later on in the year, children will be sent home with some comprehension activities to aid their transition into Year 3. We also have a range of log ins for the children to develop their learning on apps including; Timetables Rockstars, Numbots and the e-library. 
P.E is every Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning in Year Two. Please make sure your child comes to school in the full and correct P.E. Coloured house t-shirts can be bought from our school office. We will be going outside no matter the weather this year so please make sure the correct clothing is worn or brought to school.

Finally, always keep your eye out on the school Facebook page for updated photos and information on our learning journey through Year Two of the year 2023 - 2024. Plus, don’t forget to regularly check google classroom for quick announcements and homework tasks. We look forward to supporting and encouraging your child’s amazing learning this year! We as well will be there for home support if needed.

Thank you and here’s to an amazing year,

Miss Gray and Mrs Eadington