Year 2 2020 - 2021
Evening Star Class Teacher
Mallard Class Teacher
Mallard Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 2
If your child is in Evening Star Class, their Class Teacher is Miss Carter. If your child is in Mallard Class, their Class Teachers are Mrs Elston on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Mrs Chesby on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Year 2 Classes are supported by Mrs Campbell and Mrs Clark, our Teaching Assistants.
Key Information for Spring Term (when school is closed)
As you are aware, the school has been instructed by the government to ensure children are learning remotely. From today, work will be uploaded to Seesaw for them to complete each day.
Whilst the school is closed, work will be loaded each evening, giving your child work for the following day. Your child will see when he/she logs on to Seesaw the tasks set in their ‘Activities’ section on Seesaw (marked with a lightbulb).
We ask that you encourage your child to work through the lesson there and then click ‘add’ to complete the tasks. Please share each day what your child does so that their teacher can see how they are getting along.
Usually your child’s class teacher will have put tasks for your child to complete and your child can work through these on screen, recording their answers there.
Once they have completed the task, they click the green tick to upload their work to the class teacher.
Please note, they can work through their tasks over a number of sessions and do not have to complete all of them at once. They can do the work for one day then come back to it the next day to do some more. Just make sure that they click the green tick each time as they finish. When they come back to the task, rather than click the green button again, this time, they will need to press the three dots and ‘edit’ the post.
In some instances, your child’s class teacher might have asked your child to respond without giving specific tasks to complete – for example if your child is to write a story. In these instances, please click the green + and your child can choose how to respond – it may be that they take a photo of their work, upload a document they have created or it may be that they write or type something on screen. They might even record a voice note of their learning. They will be shown a selection of ways to respond.
If you have any questions about this or about the work set, please contact your child’s class teacher via the class email address
Key Information for Spring Term (when school is open)
Whilst we will do our utmost to provide as safe an environment for pupils as we can, we remain in an unprecedented situation.We aim to be very clear and honest about what provision will look like to support families.
- Children should wear full uniform and black school shoes.
- Children should not need to bring bags, pencil cases, PE kits, lunch boxes or other personal items to school.
- Children should bring a water bottle with their name marked on it.
- Children will be in their class groups and will stay in their class groups for the day, including break and lunch times.
- Children will be provided with their own pens, pencil etc for use in school.
- School lunches will be packed lunches for the first half of the term.
- If bringing a snack or packed lunch from home, please send in a disposable paper bag, not a lunch box.
- Staff will encourage hand hygiene and positive hygiene practices throughout the day.
Each week children will receive a piece of homework. It will normally be set on a Friday, to be completed by the following Tuesday. If your child is finding any part of it difficult, please ask their Class Teacher who will be happy to help. Weekly spelling strategies will be set to practise to support the children's writing.
Children in Year 2 should be reading at home for a short time every day. Regular practise really helps them to become confident readers. Children will be responsible for changing and choosing their own books. Please continue to sign the reading record books so that we know that your child has shared their book with you. This is monitored by class teachers.
Useful Websites for Additional Learning
Children will have PE twice a week. Your child will need a full PE kit from the beginning of the academic year. The PE kit is normally kept in school on the children’s peg and sent home at the end of every half-term to be washed, however during the Spring Term, children are asked to wear their kit to school due to the measures we are taking to minimise the risk of coronavirus on the premises. Please see the timetable below to check when your child should wear their appropriate sport wear to school.
Reception and Year 1 children will have PE in the School Hall, and therefore will need to wear their indoor PE kit to school. They will wear their PE kit all day and not need to bring their uniform with them.
Year 2 – 6 children will have PE outdoors and therefore will need to wear their outdoor PE kit to school and bring their uniform with them in a carrier bag, to get changed into after their lesson. In warm weather, children can wear black/navy shorts and a plain white t-shirt. In cooler weather, children can wear grey/navy/black leggings/jogging or tracksuit bottoms, a warm top plus a waterproof coat (no football shirts or multi-coloured kits).
Children will have a series of Forest School sessions during the term. Your child will need suitable outdoor clothing such as a named waterproof coat, hat, gloves and wellington boots from the beginning of the academic year. Children are to wear appropriate outdoor clothes to school (not their uniform) for the whole day, bringing an additional pair of shoes to wear indoors.
The Year 2 team use the "No Nonsense Spelling" programme, designed to meet the needs of the National Curriculum in a manageable way. The programme builds on high-quality phonics teaching by supporting children in understanding morphology, spelling strategies, the orthographic nature of words, patterns, word origins, common exception words and personal spellings. The team also use various interactive online platforms to support lessons, including VLE, My Maths and Nrich.
Please download the curriculum overviews below to see what your child will be learning this term. For more information about the National Curriculum, simply speak with your child's Teacher or visit the National Curriculum website.
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