Welcome to the Year 2 web page.
Staff who work in Year 2 are:
- Mrs Lissaman & Mrs Elliott (Oak LE) - Supported by Mrs Walkden
- Mrs Broom (Mimosa AB) - Supported by Mrs Lidder
- Mr Mayhew (Fir OM) - Supported by Mrs Clarke
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.
How to help your child at home
- Reading - books, comics, magazines or recipes - it is important to have plenty of practise
- Times tables - 2's, 5's, 10's and 3's -the children should be able to chant / sing them in order and mixed up.
- Writing - making lists, writing stories, letters or postcards - please ensure neat handwriting and good spelling.
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Our PE sessions are on Wednesday and Friday - please ensure all jewellery is removed and that all PE kits as well as school clothes are labelled with your child's name. Children must have plimsoles and trainers in school as we will be going outside for some of the sessions. In the first term we will be learning and performing a dance.
We have a weekly spelling quiz on Thursday in which we test children on the spellings that they have been learning during the week. They will get their new spellings sent out on Friday and we expect that the children practice their spellings in their spelling books. We think that the best way for the children to learn their spellings is to write sentences with those words in. Check the spelling book weekly for new ways to practise the words.
The best way for you to help your child at home is to read with them. Reading with them a minimum of 3 times a week will have a huge impact on their development. The children will be given a reading book from school and it is their responsibility to change it regularly. Re-reading familiar texts to increase fluency is vital to develop your child's reading speed and confidence. It is also important to ask questions about the books they read as this will develop their comprehension skills.
Children do 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):
- The Twits by Roald Dahl
- Mr Gum by Andy Stanton
- The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
- Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter
- The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
- The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dave Pilkey
- Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr
- Supertato by Sue Hendra
- Mr Wolf's Pancakes by Jill Fernley
- 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.