Welcome to Year 2
Our start time for everyone is between 8.40am and 8.50am and we finish at 3:15pm.
We currently have PE on a Monday and a Thursday; please bring your PE kits in on a Monday and they will be sent home for washing on a Friday.
Reading books will be sent home weekly. Please listen to your child read their books throughout the week to help them become more confident with their reading. This will also help your child to develop their fluency and use of expression. Please can you write in your child's blue reading record book to let us know how well they read.
During May, Year 2 children will take their Key Stage 1 tests in English and Maths. These will be completed in a way that mirrors their normal class practice as much as possible. They are not anything for you to worry about; we have been preparing the children for these over the last half term. The final assessment for the children at the end of Key Stage 1 is a Teacher Assessment and so the SATs papers are just a small part of the evidence that teachers have gathered towards their final judgements. If you do have any questions about the end of Key Stage 1 SATs, please speak to Miss Cotterell, Mrs Honey, or Mrs Vass.
The Journey Home
After discovering a variety of footprints in the classroom, Year 2 set out to investigate what animals created these. They quickly discovered that one set of footprints cannot be identified…? The children then discovered that a book has been delivered to them called The Journey Home where they found out that the mystery animal is the dodo and the reason that we couldn’t identify this is because this animal is extinct! Through this project, the children will learn about endangered animals and the issues that they face on a day-to-day basis. They will explore habitats and understand why different animals are suited to different habitats whilst locating these in the world.
During our project, we are looking to develop the children's understanding and use of a range of vocabulary that is crucial to our learning. Our aim is to teach the children this vocabulary so that they can explain what it means. They should also be able to use it in a range of contexts both at school and at home. The children should be able to use it verbally when they talk and also in their written work.
Please work with your child to develop their understanding of the definition of the word and to use this vocabulary with you at home.
Key Project Vocabulary
endangered, habitat, climate, conservation, location, deforestation, pollution, distribution, poaching, continents, oceans, extinction, adaptations
The children will write their own thought provoking story based on The Journey Home which they will share with Year 1 children.