Welcome to Year 2's Class Page
Year 2 marks the last year of KS1 and it is a fun, exciting and busy year. Your child will learn lots and take part in the many exciting opportunities linked to our four topic themes – Enchanted Forest, Toys, What a Wonderful World and Beatrix Potter’s Garden. Your child will also be preparing for their KS1 SATs assessments in May. Keep undated on our Twitter page to find out more about our learning!
Teacher – Mrs Bedford (Assistant Headteacher & KS1 Leader)
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Jansen
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Abrar
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Mawdsley
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss anything regarding your child in school.
If you need to discuss anything with a member of staff we are always available at the end of the school day.
Mrs Bedford and all the Y2 team.
Each class at Pinders Primary School, is focussed around a book. The Year 2 classroom is called Wonderland and is focussed on the book 'Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Caroll. We will be reading this book in class during our first few week back at school.
Attendance and punctuality matter!
Missed minutes = missed learning = missed opportunities!
Good attendance means..... the best chance of success so EVERY SCHOOL DAY COUNTS!
👍🏼 We are safe
We are respectful
We are ready to learn
Reading books should be read at home EVERY day if possible. Can your child read the book independently? Can they read with pace and include expression? Can they answer different types of questions linked to our reading gems?
Help your child reach our reading target each week by listening to them read each day & signing their reading record. Each week if your child has read at least 3 times at home they will receive a reading raffle ticket which could win them a book at the end of the half term!
Our Reading raffle winners for Autumn Term 2
Spring Home Reading Challenge!
During the spring term, we would like you to catch your child reading at home - it could be them reading their reading book, sharing their read & respond book, enjoying their library book, reading the newspaper or any other book!
Catch them reading, take a photograph of them & send it to Mrs Bedford who can add it to our reading selfie wall - we are aiming to get a photograph of everyone on our class reading selfie wall ..... get reading & get snapping!
Week commencing 4th March is book week at Pinders Primary School.
The pupils were given 3 books to choose from. They listened to the book blurbs and looked at the front covers to find out about each book. Then each member of the class (including the staff!) voted for the book they wanted.
The winning book and the book our class will be reading is the 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward.
'There was once a wide wind-swept place, near nowhere and close forgotten.'
This story shows how even the most barren landscape can be home to all sorts of things!
Look in our photo section to see what things we did linked to our story.
We started the Spring term with our whole school poetry week. In Year 2, we wrote our own riddle poems about snow. We put all our final poems into a class book which we enjoy reading in our book area.
We had a special visit from the creative writer Conrad Burdekin, who created a class poem with us which we performed in assembly to our parents!
Star Reading: Abdul
for consistently reading at home and great improvements in his reading skills!
Star Writer: Kal-El
for magnificent joined handwriting!
Year 2 Topics and Educational Visits
This Year, all of KS1 will be following the same curriculum topics, however the learning will be differentiated to meet the different curriculum expectations between Year 1 and Year 2.
Our topic themes are:
Autumn 1: Enchanted Forest
Autumn 2: Toys
Spring: What a Wonderful World
Summer: Beatrix Potter’s Garden
In Year 2 we aim to provide the children with experience of a rich variety of environments which contribute to making learning enjoyable and that serve to extend and consolidate their learning.
Our educational visits our:
Autumn 1: Y1 & Y2 will visit The Rainbow Factory, Leeds for a interactive day around traditional Tales
Autumn 1: Whole School visit to Wakefield Theatre to watch the Pantomime Cinderella
Spring: Y1 & Y2 will visit The Deep, Hull to learn about the animals and wildlife that live in the oceans
Summer: Y1 & Y2 will visit Community Gardens, Eastmoor
Summer: A Theatre company will be visiting school to perform 'Peter Rabbit' Production for KS1
Daily reading is expected every night. Your child will be expected to have their book changed once a week and throughout they will have the opportunity to re-read their school reading book and ask and answer questions to improve comprehension skills.
Homework (Maths, Read Response reading and Spelling) is given out on a Thursday and is due in the following Thursday. There will be a spelling test every Thursday covering the high frequency words, Year 1 and 2 common exception words and Year 2 phonic words.
Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school and that all items belonging to your child are clearly labelled.
PE days will change each term depending on whether Y2 are working with a sports coach or the Forest school. Therefore, it is essential that they bring their PE kit on a Monday and it remains in school until Friday.
Please practise times tables regularly focussing on the 2x, 5x and 10x tables.