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!
The Year 2 Team
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
Star Reading: Mehek Star Writer: Sreya
for great improvements in her for excellent writing in all
guided reading discussions her extended writing this term
This year is our year of reading and we have many exciting new reading activities happening within school, one of which is the class home reading challenge. In order for children to develop good reading skills they need to be reading at home between 3 and 5 times a week. We are encouraging EVERY child to read at least three times a week at home, if they manage that they receive a reading star for our class chart. If the class manages to get over 50% of receiving a star they get a new book for their reading area in Friday's celebration assembly. The class with the highest % gets an extra book which they order from the book company.
Come on Y2 ... let's get reading!
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.