Welcome to Year 2
Our Year 2 Team
Teacher – Miss. Atkinson
Learning Support Assistant - Mrs R. Taylor
PPA Cover – Mrs G. Bedford (Deputy Headteacher)
Welcome to class 2 at Pinders Primary School. Year 2 is a busy, exciting class filled with engaging and enjoyable learning experiences across all areas of the curriculum. Your child will be learning so many new things as well as growing and maturing both socially and academically. We aspire for all our children to be independent, inquisitive learners who will always try their best to be the best they can be. In our class we respect each other, are kind, considerate and good listeners.
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Each class at Pinders Primary School, is focussed around a book. The Year 2 classroom this year is called Magician class and is focussed around the book ' Winnie The Witch' by Valerie Thomas and illustrated by Korky Paul.
We have a wonderful reading corner which is themed with a magical feel, giving the children a safe, comfortable environment to enjoy a good book.
Attendance and punctuality matter!
Missed minutes = missed learning = missed opportunities!
Good attendance means..... the best chance of success so EVERY SCHOOL DAY COUNTS!
Our School Values and Rules
Reading at Home
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. The target is to read at least 5 times !
Year 2 Topics and Educational Visits
All of KS1 follow 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:
Spring: 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 2023/4:
Autumn: Wakefield Theatre Royal (English & Oracy Link)
Spring: Sheffield Fire Museum (History Link)
Summer: Yorkshire Wildlife Park (Science Link)
The Year 2 team believe that education is most successful when families and schools work together. In class 2 the purpose of homework is to reinforce daily learning and provide opportunities for children to apply skills they have learnt.
Key stage 1 national curriculum tests (SATs): information for parents
What happens when it’s SATs time?
During May, all 7 and 11 year olds take the end of Key Stage national tests (often called ‘SATs’). These tests are designed to check that children in all schools are making progress.
The law says:
• All children must take the national tests at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
• Testing must take place in May. Key Stage 1 children have the whole month to do the tests.
• 7-year-olds are tested on reading, writing, spelling and maths.
• Key Stage 1 teachers mark the tests themselves, with their marking checked by the authority’s moderators (Our Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Bedford - is a previous Local Authorities KS1 SATs moderator). This is to make sure that all results are absolutely fair.
To sum up
National tests are an important milestone in school life. They give useful information to your child’s teachers and to the government. But it’s important to get them in proportion. They are just one of the ways the school works out how well your child is doing. They shouldn’t be stressful, and in fact many children enjoy the change in routine, as long as they know they have your support and understanding.
Information leaflet and videos for parents about end of key stage assessments (often referred to as SATs) for 7 year olds - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents