A big, warm welcome to our Year Two page at Hambleton Primary Academy, here we hope you find everything you need to know about us!

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 Bronze, Silver or Gold challenges, they love this whole school approach and can not 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 ‘Fix it’ time each lesson, which provides the chance 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. The children also take responsibility for their learning and show their learning journey on their learning objectives.

We plan as a Key Stage and throughout this year, Year One and Two will cover ‘Out of This World’ ‘Winter Wonderland’ ‘Food Glorious Food’ ‘Tales of Mischief and Mayhem’ ‘The Adventures of Paddington Bear’ and ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. 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 also guarantee a progression of skills taught from Year One to Year Two and monitor this to inform future planning.

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 moto of ‘Be the best you can be’. In my class, we also follow my moto of ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again’, in order to help children become resilient learners and to understand that mistakes help us to learn.

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.

Year Two is an important year in regard to assessment and their SATs in May 2020, however we ensure all lessons are always creative, engaging and challenging to prepare children for this. Progress is regularly monitored by myself and Mrs Wood, the Headteacher. After discussions with you as the parents, intervention is put in place to support the child as needed. 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.

Homework is set every Friday, the children will receive a Maths challenge which they can independently complete as well as Reading challenge, to develop their comprehension skills. We also have a range of log ins for the children to develop their learning on APPs including; Bug Club, Timetables Rockstars, Sumdog and SPaG.com.

In Year two we have a Proud Cloud where our amazing achievements inside and outside of school are displayed, children are invited to bring in medals, trophies or certificates of their achievements and their photo gets proudly placed upon on our Proud Cloud. We will also be putting excellent pieces of work on the Proud Cloud which we will rotate each week.

P.E is every Monday afternoon in Year Two, please make sure your child comes to school in the full and correct P.E in kit school. 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 2020 - 2021. We look forward to supporting and encouraging your child’s amazing learning this year as well as being there for home support if needed.

Thank you and here’s to an amazing year,

Miss Whitehouse and Miss Lee