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Church Hill Infant School

Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 web page. 

Staff who work in Year 2 are:

  • Mrs Lissaman & Mrs Elliott (Class LE) - Supported by Mrs Walkden
  • Mrs Broom (Class AB) - Supported by Mrs Lidder
  • Mr Mayhew (Class OM) - Supported by Miss Cooke

The Year 2 "Medium Term Plans" will be loaded onto the website each term. They can be viewed in the "Learning" Section of our website, or by clicking here.

Information about the National Curriculum and the statements that Year 2 children are expected to meet can be viewed by clicking here

A big part of the Year 2 Curriculum is Grammar. Click here to look at a glossary of some of the terms that the children will be learning about this year. 

Thank you to all parents who attended our parents forum. Click here to view the handout that went home with the children and the powerpoint from the session.

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2! We hope you have had a relaxing summer and are ready to have some fun learning exciting, new things. The doors open at 8:40 and close at 8:50 and the children start learning as soon as they walk through the door so it is important that they arrive on time. Just like in Year One we expect the children to come into their classes on their own. This will help them to develop their independence.

We love taking photos of the children's learning. You can see these pictures by clicking here and exploring our Year 2 gallery. 

You can also follow us on twitter @CHISthurmaston

Please make sure that everything that your child brings into school is labelled with their full name. Including PE kit, bookbag, wellies and coat.

Our New Topic

This half terms topic is 'We can be Heroes'. We are looking forward doing some fantastic learning about different Superheroes as well as finding out how we can help our planet and be everyday heroes. During this topic we will become scientists and be conducting our own investigations. We will also have a chance to become designers and help Superheroes to create a new outfit.

PE

Our PE sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday - please ensure all jewellery is removed and that all PE kits as well as school clothes are labelled with your childs name. Children must have plimsoles and trainers in school as we will be going outside for some of the sessions. In the first half term we will be exploring different movements. 

Homework and Spellings

We will be sending out homework on a Friday. Please complete it and hand it back in on Wednesday morning so we have a chance to share it with the rest of the class. We have a weekly spelling quiz on Thursday in which we quiz children on the spellings that they have been learning during the week. They will get their new spellings sent out Friday and expect that the children practice their spellings in their spelling books. We think that the best way to do it is for the children to learn their spellings is to write sentences with those words in. Check out the poster inside the spelling book for some other fun ways to practice. 

Reading

The best way for you to help your child at home is to read with them. Reading with them 3 times a week will have a huge impact on their development. The children will get given a reading book from school and it is their responsibility to change it. We encourage children to keep their book for a good amount of time in order for them to develop an intrest in it. As well as hearing your child read, asking them questions about their book will develop their comprehension skills. 

Children to not always have to read their reading books at home. Here is our list of recommended books to read in Year Two (Some of these books will be to share with an adult):

  1. The Twits by Roald Dahl
  2. Mr Gum by Andy Stanton
  3. The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
  4. Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter
  5. The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  6. The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
  7. Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr
  8. Supertato by Sue Hendra
  9. Mr Wolf's Pancakes by Jill Fernley
  10. The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson

We would also highly recommend that children have access to traditional tales as this will develop their language and understanding of story structures.

e.g Rumpelstiltskin, The Magic Paint Brush, Beauty and the Beast and The Moon in the Pond