Year 2 – The Starlings

Class Information Year 2

Year 2 is the last year group in Key Stage 1.

The school day starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm.

Class Teacher: Mr Morton

Class Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Barrett

Useful Documents

Phase 2 Phonemes 1

Phase 2 Phonemes 2

Phase 3 Phonemes 

Phase 5 Phonemes 

Capital Letter Formation 

Welcome to Year 2

Our Year 2 Termly newsletter will be sent home at the beginning of term and gives useful information about this term.

Our Year 2 Knowledge Organisers outline what we are covering this term and will be sent home at the beginning of term.

Year 2 Recommended Reads Advent 1 2023 

Year 2 Recommended Reads Advent 2 2023

Year 2 Newsletter Advent 2 2023

Science Knowledge Organiser Uses Of Everyday Materials Year 2

Year 2 Addition And Subtraction Maths Knowledge Organiser

History Great Fire Of London Knowledge Organiser

DT Great Fire Of London Knowledge Organiser

Knowledge Organiser Science & History

Knowledge Organiser Year 2 PREPARATIONS 4

Knowledge Organiser Year 2 SIGNS AND SYMBOLS 3

Dates and News

Please see the diary dates tab on the website.

P.E.

Year 2 children currently have PE on Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit to suit all weathers, including indoor and outdoor footwear.  Please visit our policy page to read our uniform policy.

Swimming Lessons (Pentecost 1 and Pentecost 2)

Year 2 will be going to the Castle Swimming Pool for lessons on Tuesday mornings during terms 5 & 6. Please ensure your child brings their swimming kit each Tuesday.

Homework

Homework is handed out every week on a Friday. Homework is expected to be completed by the following Wednesday.

Reading

Your child will be issued a Little Wandle Phonic Scheme Reading book and a reading for Pleasure reading book weekly.

See our English page for Reading updates.

See our library page for recommended reading lists and also Mr. Morton’s Recommended reading list link.

Spellings

Spellings are given out each Friday and tested in school the following Friday. These spellings may have a specific focus or may be taken from the Year 2 statutory spelling list. The children will need to learn the meaning of each word to support their vocabulary development.

Times Tables

By the end of Year 2, pupils should know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and 10x tables confidently. Please help your child to practise their times tables at home. These will be tested each week on a Friday.

The School Day

Start of the day

The playground gates open at 8.30am and children may come onto the playground. When the bell goes at 8.45am, children need to line up with their class, ready to be collected by their class teacher.

Break time

Children may bring in a healthy snack to eat at morning break. Milk is available for those who have signed up for it.

Lunch

Children can bring a packed lunch to school or sign up for a meal provided by Farm Kitchen. Please contact our school office for more information on how to sign up for school lunches.

End of the day

The school day finishes at 3.15pm. The teachers will open their classroom door that leads into the playground so they can be met by the adult picking them up from the school gate. Please ensure your child is collected promptly. Children who are not collected on time will be taken to the School Office to wait.

Supporting Your Child At Home

You will find useful information and resources to help support your child at home linked below or visit our curriculum pages.

100-Square.pdf

adventurous-adjectives-word-mat.pdf

Counting-to-20-with-Base-10-Display-Mat.pdf

Cursive-Alphabet-Letter-Formation-Poster-Upper-and-Lower-Case.pdf

essential-skills-reference-activity-mat.pdf

geography-knowledge-organiser-magical-mapping.pdf

KS1-Writing-Biographies-Knowledge-Organiser.pdf

large-uk-map-with-cities.pdf

multiplication-square.pdf

United-Kingdom-map.pdf

upper-and-lower-case-handwriting-letter-formation-display-poster.pdf

Year 2 Addition and Subtraction Word Mat.pdf

Year 2 Number and Place Value Word Mat.pdf

Daily Maths Challenges\year-2-daily-maths-challenge-day-1 (1).pdf

Daily Maths Challenges\year-2-daily-maths-challenge-day-2 (1).pdf

Daily Maths Challenges\year-2-daily-maths-challenge-day-3 (1).pdf

Daily Maths Challenges\year-2-daily-maths-challenge-day-4 (1).pdf

Parents Meeting Teachers

Parents’ Evenings are held in the Lent term. This will consist of a 10 minute appointment with your child’s teacher to discuss progress.

During Advent Term a brief written report will be sent home.

During Pentecost 1 parents are invited in to look at books with their children and teachers will be available to answer any questions.

During Pentecost 2 a full Academic Report will be sent home.

Birthdays

St Norbert’s is a ‘Healthy School’ and, as such, we would prefer not to share sweets, chocolate or cakes brought into the classroom. This includes birthday cakes.

If you wish, you can donate a book to your child’s class and write a birthday message inside. (It is always best to check the suitability of a particular book, with the class teacher, before you purchase it.)