Y2 Info

Welcome to Year 2

This term Year 2 are learning about:
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Who will support my learning?
Class Teachers: 2K – Mrs Kimberlee, 2MB - Miss Merriman and Mrs Boalch
HLTAs: Mrs Anderson, Mrs Piper and Ms Woolley 
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Blatchford, Mrs Dennis, Mrs Lethbridge and Mrs Longley

What are the main topics? 
Term 1 - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
Term 2 - Memory Box
Term 3 - Moon Zoom!
Term 4 - The Scented Garden
Term 5 - Wriggle Crawl
Term 6 - Muck, Mess and Mixtures

When do I need my kit?
PE Kit – Wednesdays: Black shorts/white shorts and white t-shirt

Games Kit – Thursday
Navy tracksuit, T-shirt and trainers

Please ensure all kit is clearly labelled and that your child’s name is also clear on the outside of the bag.

Our cloakroom space is very limited so if you could combine both kits into one bag, it would be much appreciated.

What else do I need to know about Year 2?
  • We put on a Christmas production in December.
  • I will learn how to join my handwriting.
  • I will have a lot of fun!
Should you have any questions, please get in touch with your child’s class teacher.

When will my homework be set / due in?
Homework set on Monday and handed in on Friday.
The homework will compliment the learning to be completed during the week.
Spellings - 5 Year 2 CEW spellings to be given out each Friday and tested the following Friday. This will be recorded in the back of the homework book.
Homework to be completed in the homework book. Please ensure this is handed in every Monday and Friday.

Reading in Year 2
When children are becoming more confident and fluent around (ORT 8) they will move onto Accelerated Reading books.
The children will complete a reading test which will give an AR level.
Children pick their book at their AR level from the library in the KS1 shared area.
When the children have read their book and feel confident to answer questions about the plot, characters and their likes/dislikes they take an AR quiz.
The quiz will give the child the next AR level to take, it can move up, down or stay the same.


What is Phonics?

Coronavirus Update

The PhonicsPlay website (that we subscribe to in school) has made their resources free to parents during this time. Their site is packed with wonderful phonics resources that the children are used to using in school. Just go to their site (www.phonicsplay.co.uk) and enter these details. Username: jan21 and Password: home. I hope this is of use. Best wishes from Mrs Hilton.

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Find our RWI phonics films on our Goosewell YouTube channel. All of the films are organised by the colour of the group and are numbered in the order that they should be watched. One a day.
They can also access Ruth Miskin films on YouTube to practise set 1, 2 and 3 sounds, learn to read red words and practise reading and writing using hold a sentence. All lessons will show at 9.30am each day and then be available for 24 hours. Remember, if your child is in A/B, C, Ditty or Red they need to access set 1 sounds. If they are in green, purple or pink then they need to work through the set 2 sounds and for children in orange, yellow, blue, grey or the reading comprehension group, they need to focus on set 3 sounds.
Please go to the 'Oxford Owl' website to find eBooks that are relevant to your child's age and RWI colour group.
Please keep reading and sharing books at home. It's so important.
If you need help, please email me on khilton@goosewell.plymouth.sch.uk and I'll do my best to support you. Kind regards, Mrs Hilton.

SATs and Phonics Screen
The Year 2 children will sit SATs in May.
They will complete 2 reading papers and 2 maths papers (SAT talk for parents to follow in the Spring Term)
The Year 1 children will sit a phonics screen in June. Phonics talk for parents to follow later this Term.