Year Group Leader: Miss Catherine Sargent
Year 2 Reg 1: Miss Dunlop and Mrs Jones
Year 2 Reg 2: Miss Sargent and Miss Turner
Year 2 Reg 3: Mrs Bodenham-Belcher and Miss Paterson
Welcome to Year 2
Year 2 is a very exciting year as it is your last year in Key Stage One! As the oldest children in Key Stage One, you set the example to our younger children by modelling our East Park 8 values.
We work together to ensure you leave Key Stage One as an independent and confident learner, ready to start your journey in Key Stage Two. We have lots of exciting topics, learning and experiences to share with you in Year 2 which you will read about shortly. Key Stage One SATs take place in May so that the children can show off all of their learning from the year.
Year 2 lead the Christingle performance just before Christmas so you can show off your beautiful singing voices and share the story of Christingle. Parents and Carers are of course welcome!
Our East Park 8 values will underpin life in Year 2 and each week a child in each class will be chosen as ‘Star of the Week’ linked to a specific value that they have demonstrated. A ‘Learner of the Week’ will also be selected for a child who has worked hard on their presentation and has completed fantastic learning during the week. The following topics will lead the learning in foundation subjects this year:
Chocolate - Children will develop their geography skills by learning to label the 7 continents and 5 oceans and they will compare Ghana, where cocoa beans grow, to Wolverhampton. They will also develop their history skills by learning about chocolate in the past and also about the Cadbury family. The children will visit Cadbury World where we will learn more about the Cadbury family and Bourneville village and of course we will taste some delicious chocolate too!
The Great Fire of London and The Plague – This is a fascinating history-based topic for Year 2 as we learn all about how the plague started and how it spread and then we move on to how the fire started, how we know what happened and the rebuilding of London. Children use different historical sources to research the topic and they use timelines to order events.
American Road Trip – This is our fantastic geography-based topic where the children use their map skills to locate different states in America and compare physical and human features. Children locate Mexico and compare life in Mexico with life in the UK.
Each week children in Year 2 will have reading book and a library book to take home. Library visits will take place once a week (Reg 1 – Tuesdays, Reg 2 – Wednesdays, Reg 3 – Thursdays). Please read with your children as often as you can and sign their reading diary. Reading diaries and reading books must be in school every day and library books must be in school on the day it needs to be changed. Reading books are changed on a Monday and a Friday if the diary has been signed. Inference and prediction are important new skills to learn in Year 2, try some of these helpful questions when reading with your children:
Children will also bring home a weekly list of spellings to learn on Mondays and spelling tests will take place on Mondays too. These spellings are based around the Year 2 soelling rules and common exception words. Below is a list of the Year 1 common exception words that children should already know and Year 2 common exception words that they will be learning in Year 2. Here is a link to the government document outlining our spelling rules: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf
Timestable books are also sent home so that one page can be completed each week. In year 2 we focus on the 2, 5 and 10 timestables and children will be told which one to focus on each week. Year 2 will also bring home a termly homework project sheet at the start of each full term.
Year 2 Homework - Summer 2019
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