Welcome to Year 2!
The class teacher is myself Miss Scanlon and our class teaching assistant is Mrs Smith. As a team we set high expectations and work hard with the children so that every child has a successful and enjoyable year.
I believe a child who sings is a happy child, hence why I am always singing with the children and letting music come through all lessons. If we are not singing then you might find us running around the playground to burn off some of our excess energy and be ready to focus and learn in lessons.
I strive for my classroom to be a safe environment for children to be able to make mistakes and not be judged for them. We all learn from our mistakes and come out a better person for it.
We work as a team in Year 2 where no child is left out, no child is left behind and everyone feels valued. We celebrate achievements and ensure that we focus on what we can improve on.
Throughout the final year of Key Stage One children will consolidate and build upon everything they have learnt whilst being in the key stage. The class have opportunities to learn both within the classroom and in our outdoor school environment.
Throughout Year 2 children grow so much to become more independent learners. Their inquisitive minds ensure they want to know more and ask lots of exciting questions. This year helps them to gain an understanding of who they are and their personalities really shine through.
I hope that children will have fond memories of being in Year 2 for years to come. A highlight for a few is learning about The Great Fire of London, Florence Nightingale and the world we live in. What will be your child’s highlights?
Keep up to date with what we get up to on our class twitter page @DaneRoydY2
We do PE every Thursday afternoon, please bring both indoor and outdoor kits. We keep kits in school throughout the week for any additional sporting activities that may arise, so please bring them in on a Monday morning. They will be sent home on Friday’s for washing.
We would love parents to read with your child every day and sign their reading record.
Make the most of this special time and ask lots of questions about the stories they bring home. (All parents have been provided with a comprehension skills bookmark to give you lots of ideas to make the task less onerous! Please ask for a replacement if needed.)
Spelling lists are sent home on a Friday, they follow spelling patterns that the children have been working on in school. Please find time to practice throughout the week in time for a short spelling test on Friday mornings. (Spelling test is random so be sure to practice the spellings out of order!)
At the end of a unit we will send home a ‘Maths Task’ to consolidate their learning.
This is an optional task, but is a great way for them to share their knowledge with you.
Each half term we send a sheet with suggested activities you could do with your child to complement our topic. Again these are not compulsory, but we find the kids love to share them with the rest of the class.
At the end of Year 2 all children will undertake their end of KS1 SATs. The children see these assessments as a way to show off how much they have learnt whist being in Key Stage One and it is a chance for us to celebrate their achievements.
The children will undertake two reading papers during the w/c 4th May 2020 and then two maths papers during the w/c 18th May 2020. It is vitally important that your child is in school during this period.