Year 2 Information
Mrs Laura Hallett
Mrs Debbie Tuohy
Teaching assistant/ PPA cover
Mrs Fiona May
ICT support for PPA/ administration team member
Welcome to Year 2's class page. In Year 2, the teacher is Mrs Hallett and the teaching assistant who helps with our learning is Mrs Tuohy. Mrs May and Mrs Tuohy also cover Mrs Hallett's planning time on a Thursday afternoon.
Our PE days are on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please can your child wear their PE kit to school and wear their school jumper over the top.
The children's home learning will always to be read their book.
Once the term is underway the children will also get 10 words at a time to learn as part of their spelling programme. The children will be expected to practise their spellings and handwriting at home via activities for example, using our online spelling support 'Spelling Shed', writing the words they do not know in rainbow colours, writing the words on paper and cutting them into individual letters and then putting them back in order or writing 10 sentences which include each of the spelling words. Please ensure the children are applying their spellings accurately, including the correct punctuation (capital letters and full stops) and using joined handwriting.
Children will also be expected to practice their times tables (2s, 5s, 10s) and develop their recall of the related division facts once this knowledge is secure. You can help them by encouraging them to take any opportunities to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Thank you for your support - we are all working together to help your child achieve the best possible outcomes in their education.
Below is the key information parents need to know for Year 2.
The Yearly Jigsaw shows the curriculum we will cover in the year.
If there are any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (I will look at e mails once a week) or for urgent questions contact the administration office.
Phonics and Spellings
By Year 2 children should be confident with their phonics up to set 3.
Below is a summary of the phonic sounds that we have taught through the Read, Write Inc programme and which they need to know. Please support and encourage your child to learn their phonic sounds and their Year 2 spellings. There is also a list below of all the Year 1 & 2 spellings they will need to know by the end of the year. In addition there is a range of strategies to support the learning of these.
Support and Advice for Parents
Please find below information and advice that can support you in helping your child with their reading and writing. These are useful documents which will allow you to support your child at home by continuing their learning from class.
We will be following the White Rose Maths scheme and using this both in class and for blended learning if any child is having to isolate. It includes videos to explain the learning and related maths problems to discuss with an adult. The children are already familiar with the scheme, having used it in Year 1. It may also be helpful to take a look at examples for the topics covered if you want to familiarise yourself with how we are teaching different elements of maths to your child.