Year 2 2022 - 2023
Year 1 TA
Year 2 Teacher
Welcome to Year 2.
Our class teacher is Miss Lamb and our teaching assistants are Mrs McKee and Miss Bradshaw.
Week 5 (03.10.2022)
Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely summer holiday and are ready for the return to school.
I hope you're all as excited as me to begin our Year 2 adventure together.
During the next 8 weeks, we will be delving into the topic of 'Good to be Me!'. In English, we will be looking at the story 'Wild' by Emily Hughes. We will be comparing how the main character in this story is similar or different to us and how her experiences have shaped her into the young character she is. We will work towards retelling our own version of this story, with a developing character and setting. In maths, the children will become more confident with numbers 1-100 and will apply their knowlege of numbers to addition and subtraction calculations. In science, we will be learning all about the different stages of human development and what animals, including humans, need to survive. In geography, we will be exploring the topic of our 'wonderful world'. The children will become more confident locating and labelling continents and oceans of the world. In RE, we will develop a greater understanding of the Bible and become more familiar with popular Bible stories and their meaning. In art this half term, we will be learning about the famous artist, Henri Rousseau and recreating some of his artwork. In phonics this half term, the children will first recap previously learnt sounds to ensure this knowlege is embedded. Some children will then begin to develop their Phase 5 sounds, and some children will progress further than this onto Phase 6.
Please have a look at 'The Curriculum Overview' below (file to download) to learn all about the new things we will be learning about this half term.
Please be assured that as a school we are following the most up to date guidelines with your child's safety being one of our highest priorities.
If there is anything at all I can help with and support you with, please do not hesitate to contact me on email@example.com.
Please find attached below all remote learning for this week should your child be unable to attend school due to a positive COVID result or due to isolating. This work will be updated weekly. Once you have completed an activity, please upload it to Tapestry or send it me in an email.
If you have any questions or would like to have a printed paper copy of work, please email me on
The Year 2 team are very excited about our new learning platform 'Tapestry'.
'Tapestry' is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Year 2 curriculum, to build up a record of your child's experiences during their time with us. It is also an extemely effecitve platform to help us support both yourself and your child's learning at home.
Please continue to check Tapestry regularly to see all of the hard work your children have been getting up to throughout the day.
Every half term Year 2 will receive a homework grid. There are a variety of activities to have a go at on the grid. All sheets or information required to complete the homework will be available to download on the same document. We understand that family life is busy, therefore, it is not essential that all of these activities are completed but we do ask that your child aims to complete some of the activities to reinforce their learning across the curriculum.
Reading and Spellings
Reading at home is incredibly valuable, children who read frequently at home are more likely to obtain the necessary progress required in Year 2. If possible, we would suggest that you read with your child for 10 minutes each night as this is far more effective than trying to encourage them to read at length after a tiring day at school.
Your child's reading book will be changed twice a week (Tuesday and Friday). Please read each book with your child and then encourage them to have a go at reading independently. Talking about the story with them and asking questions to develop comprehension skills can be extremely impactful in enhancing their English ability.
Spellings will be handed out every Tuesday for a spelling test the following Tuesday. It is extremely important that your child works hard to practise their spellings at home to ensure a good result in their spelling test.
Please continue to use and check Bug Club regularly as stories appropriate to your child's ability will be allocated. These online story books will help your child meet their reading target, aiding them in improving their reading ability. If there is any issues with logging on to Bug Club, please contact me on the above email so that I can solve the problem.
In your free time, please continue to enjoy our exciting new reading platform - SORA - a portal to a whole new world of reading. If there is any issues with logging on to SORA, please contact me on the above email so that I can solve the problem.
Year 2 have a PE lesson every Wednesday afternoon.
Please ensure that your child comes in to school with their PE kit already on (black or white clothing).
If you would like your child to have milk, you will need to register them on the cool milk website and pay the required termly fee.
Thank you for your continued support.
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