Year 2 2020 - 2021
Mallard Class Teacher
Mallard Class Teacher
Evening Star Class Teacher
Evening Star Class (Maternity Cover)
Welcome to Year 2
If your child is in Evening Star Class, their Class Teacher is Miss McDonald. 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 Strowbridge and Miss Taylor, our Teaching Assistants.
Key Information for Autumn Term
School reopens for all pupils on Wednesday 1st September 2021. Whilst we will do our utmost to provide as safe an environment for pupils as we can, we remain in an unprecedented situation. Current plans are subject to change following government guidelines.
Children should wear full uniform and black school shoes each day unless they have PE or Forest School, in which case, they should arrive wearing their kit. They will remain in their kit all day.
Children should not need to bring pencil cases, PE kits or other personal items to school. Children will be provided with their own stationery for use in school.
Children should bring a water bottle with their name marked on it.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be provided with a free meal at lunchtime.
There will be a choice of hot food and sandwiches each day.
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 Autumn 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.
Year 2 – 6 children will have PE outdoors and therefore will need to wear their outdoor PE kit to school. They do not need to bring their school uniform to school. 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 academic year. Your child will need suitable outdoor clothing such as a named waterproof coat, hat, gloves and wellington boots during these sessions. 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. Please see the timetable.
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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