Welcome to Year 2

Welcome back to the new school year and to Year Two!  I hope you all had a lovely holiday and you are ready for an exciting term   


You can access the full curriculum your child will be following below.  Please spend a few minutes looking through this.  Although it does give you an indication of what the children will be learning during the unit, it is a working document and may change accordingly. 

This year children will get lists of all the spellings they will work on this half term.  These will be a combination of the National Curriculum spelling list as well as phonics spellings.  Please help your child to practise these spellings in their book.  It is recommended that your child practises their spellings every night.  Little but often is the key!  Tests will be given on a Friday.  There will be a combination of spelling from the current week and some that they have previously learnt in other weeks.  This is to keep all spellings fresh in their mind and to remind them to practise both spellings for the current week and those they have already learnt.   


Most children will also have Lotto Boards which need to be practised daily.  They will be checked weekly to see if your child can move onto the next lotto board.  These lotto boards are made up from the Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Words that children must be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2.  I have included this as an attachment, and it will be available on the website 


In Year 2, pupils are expected to read every day to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes.  This is an ideal opportunity for you both to snuggle up and have some good quality time together.  At times, children may come home with a book they have read before or have it for more than one day in a row.  This is because it is a National Curriculum objective and requirement for Year 2, that children re-read books to build up fluency and confidence in word reading.   


Children can change their reading books first thing in the morning.  Children are expected to take ownership of this, but gentle reminders may be needed. Please remind your child to bring his/her reading book and record to school every day, as children will have quiet time daily to read their books in the afternoon.  A new trial reading scheme is being introduced this year… details to follow!   


In addition to this, children will have homework to complete.  This will usually be given out on a Monday and collected in on a Friday.  Homework will be issued weekly and may be Maths, English or Topic.  In Year 2, children must be able to count up and back in steps of 2, 5, 10 and 3.  This is an ongoing objective and requires your continued support at home for children to achieve this.  In addition to this, all children must be able to recall all number bonds to and within 10 and use these to help calculate bonds to 20.  This is for both addition and subtraction.  Remember your children can practise these too using the following website http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 


As you can see, Year 2 will be a very busy year, and we are very excited about working with your children.  A parents briefing has been set up on Tuesday 18th September at 3: 30 and 5:30 pm.  This briefing is to give you an understanding of the expectations for Year 2. Please feel free to get in touch if you have anything you wish to discuss.  

Karen Welch               Sharyn Hill              Laura Harris & Brenda Davis 

Class Teacher            HLTA                                1:1: TAs 

 Autumn Term curriculum letter.pdfDownload
 Y2 Parent Briefing slides.pdfDownload
 Y2 Spelling Term 1A Overview.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Curriculum overview 2018-19.pdfDownload
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