Welcome to our new class page. We are a Year 2 class eager to share our learning and achievements, so please check our page regularly to explore and celebrate these with us throughout our school year.
Our topic learning has been rebranded alongside our class names, celebrating a new start to the academic year. Our wider learning will be based around the theme of ‘food’ for our next two terms, allowing us to explore our curriculum in a creative and delicious way.
We have been extremely busy diving straight into our learning. We have written our own stories in English inspired by Kes Gray’s ‘Eat Your Peas’, identifying food we dislike. It turns out that brussel sprouts wasn’t a popular choice amongst our class. In computing we have begun exploring algorithms and had a go at creating our own on how to make a jam sandwich. We learnt the importance of debugging after our jar of jam ended up on our piece of bread. We enjoyed following our instructions and eating our creations afterwards.
Each day we will have dedicated time to develop key skills within our curriculum, from taught to applied sessions. These will include guided reading and comprehension, handwriting, maths mastery and times tables. These sessions will allow us to deepen our knowledge and understanding of these key skills, ready to apply these to our wider learning.
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.