What to expect in Year 2
Improving Language and Maths Skills
Welcome to Year 2! Your child has now entered an important stage of their primary school experience: this is the year of the Key Stage 1 (KS1) end-of-year attainment tests known as SATS, which mark the end of their KS1 journey.
For many parents, this can feel like an emotional time, as their child prepares for their first formal testing and reaches the end of their stage as an infant. While you do need to be mindful of the end goal for this year, it is also important to see it for the wonderful year that it is.
The final year of KS1 will see your child being encouraged to work more independently. At this age, most children will have improved their ability to coordinate movement and their language/speech will be increasingly complex and grammatically correct, so it’s an exciting year for children, parents and teachers. This guide will help you to understand what your child will be learning and suggest helpful ways in which you can support them at home.
Further really useful information for parents from Oxford Owl can be found here: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/at-school/year-2-at-primary-school/
Homework This will be set every 3/4 weeks linking to our Knowledge Organisers shown below. Each home learning grid will be uploaded onto Seesaw. They will consist of a variety of tasks across the curriculum (some compulsory and some optional tasks). Please help us by encouraging your children to complete their homework and share their work with us on Seesaw.
Hello 2Ga and 2Go
We hope you are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead, filled with exciting learning and fun.
You should be reading every day (if possible), little and often really is the best option with 5-10 minutes every day being a great starting point. Research into learning shows that the more that you develop your comprehension skills and understanding of vocabulary the better you will do in school across the whole of the curriculum. School reading days will be every Tuesday and Thursday. Please bring your reading book and reading record to school on these so your child can read to the class teacher or teaching assistant.
P.E days will be on a Wednesday and Friday.
Please wear appropriate P.E kit to school to as some sessions will be outdoors unless weather does not allow for this.
Homework will be set every few weeks, at the start of each new unit. It will be provided on a home learning grid that will be uploaded onto SEESAW. It will consist of a variety of tasks across the curriculum and will include compulsory and optional tasks. We would really appreciate you sharing this with us on SEESAW.
Please help us by encouraging your children to complete their homework. The first learning grid will be set on but reading books and Learn It/ CLIC/SAFE challenges will come home before that.
Spellings will take place every Thursday. These will be completed during their phonics lessons on Whiteboards allowing them to review, practice and apply their phonetic knowledge.
Additional spelling tasks will be set on Spelling Shed.
Please do continue to use this app to share any learning that you have completed at home or to get in contact with us.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via: a message on Seesaw, phone call to the school or popping into the school office. We look forward to working with you on your child's education this year.
Miss Galloway and Mrs Goodland
Useful links to use at home
Please use the links below to support home learning.
If you forget your passwords at anytime please let a member of the Year 2 team know so we can help