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 - Ms Brook
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 Chocolate Factory Class and is focussed on the book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl . 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!
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: Explorers and Islands
Spring: Great Fire of London
Summer: Paddington's Travels
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: Whole School visit to Wakefield Theatre to watch the Pantomime Jack and The Beanstalk
Spring: Y1 & Y2 will visit Leeds Theatre to watch The Wizard of Oz
Summer: Y1 & Y2 will visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park to learn about animals and their habitats.
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 Tuesday. There will be a spelling test every Friday 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.