A great big thank you to all who came to support the church of St Thomas the Martyr on the evening of…
Miss R Kenny
Mrs S Jeffers
Mrs A Durham
Year 2 marks the last year of KS1 and it is a very fun, exciting and busy year. Your child will be preparing for their KS1 SATs assessments which will take place later in May.
In Year 2, we feel it is vital for children to develop their independence both academically and socially in preparation for their transition into Key Stage 2. This is encouraged through children taking more responsibility for their belongings, communications and peer interactions. In the classroom, we support this by teaching in whole class groups, where children are expected to listen to instructions and complete activities, with a growing level of independence.
Our lessons are engaging, meaningful and fun and we endeavour to provide many hands-on experiences with the right balance of challenge and support. Children are actively involved in a range of memorable learning experiences which promote creativity, independence and enjoyment. This includes outdoor learning and the use of the woodland area within our school grounds.
We cover an exciting and wide-ranging curriculum in Year 2 and although our timetable consists of daily maths, English, phonics and guided reading lessons, we feel that other subjects such as science, history, R.E, computing, geography, Art/DT and music, all hold equal prominence to the success of our children, and this is reflected in our timetable.
In English, we have daily phonics sessions. We learn to read in a variety of ways through guided reading, 1-1 and whole class reading activities. We continue to develop our fine motor control to be able to form letters confidently as the year progresses. Reading books are changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and we encourage children to read every night. We also have a vast selection of books in our reading corner that the children have regular access to as we believe that reading enhances vocabulary and stimulates imagination and curiosity. We believe it is vital for learning to be fun and engaging, therefore we regularly play fun, if not a little competitive, times tables/spelling games to inspire a love of learning.
Our PE session is on a Thursday afternoon and children will experience a range of physical activities including gym, dance and athletics.
If you require further information, please contact the school office and in the meantime, keep an eye on our page for regular pictures following our journey through Year 2!
Mr Critchley has been teaching the children how to compose their own music. It’s great to see the children then performing their…