Welcome to our class page. We are a Year 2 class eager to share our learning and achievements, so please make sure to come back and check out our page to explore and celebrate these with us throughout our school year.
As we begin our learning journey in Owls, we are going to be following this theme of ‘journeys’ throughout our first topic. This will allow us to explore the curriculum in a variety of ways, ranging from geography skills, art skills and scientific skills.
We begin our journey exploring our local environment, travelling further afield to delve into the wider world around us. On our travels we are using L. Frank Baum’s classic ‘Wizard of Oz’ to inspire our learning, so get ready to follow the yellow brick road.
Each day we have dedicated time to develop skills within our curriculum, from taught to applied sessions. These include guided reading and comprehension tasks, Maths Mastery and spelling activities. These sessions allow us to deepen our knowledge and understanding of key skills, ready to apply these to our wider curriculum.
As a school we have various subscriptions to some incredibly resourceful websites, aiming to support and engage children in their learning. In school we use DB Primary, as an online classroom. We have access to TT Rockstars – a website used to promote fluency in times tables. We also have access to Spelling Shed – a website used to promote fluency in spelling.
These websites are used within school, as all children have their own accounts with their own unique logins. If you wish to access these sites at home, that would be EXCELLENT! The sites have gameplay modes, making learning fun and accessible for all.
You will find your child’s login for each site in the back of their reading record. If you have any issues accessing any website, or any issues with logins then please don’t hesitate to inform us so we can sort this as soon as possible.
Year 2 – End of Key Stage 1
Year 2 is a pivotal year in Primary School, an end of Key Stage 1 whilst ensuring we are prepared for Key Stage 2. This therefore means Key Stage 1 SATs. This year we are lucky to have a dedicated Year 2 class, which allows us to readily prepare for such events. We do not want the Key Stage 1 SATs to be a means of ‘stress’ and a time of worry. We approach these as ‘special quizzes’ for the children, a time for them to showcase and celebrate what they have learnt and what they know. Please see the attached document to explore the end of Key Stage 1 targets. These targets are what the children are assessed against throughout the year.