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Year 2 is the final year of Key Stage One, which means the children are in their last year of the infants. We prepare children for the bigger challenges of Key Stage Two and work towards a more independent and reflective approach to learning.

Every term we have a new theme, around which most of the learning is planned, and we focus on reading particular authors during the end of the day story. Literacy is always linked to the theme and is taught using quality texts, lots of partner talk, and many opportunities for shared as well as independent writing.

Children continue on the Read Write Inc programme, which they started in Reception. Many of them complete this during Year 2 and we extend their literacy skills during this first hour of the day through structured spelling and writing practice as well as exploring longer chapter books in small groups to improve their comprehension.

Numeracy  is taught with a high focus on Number and Calculation with lots of discussion and opportunities for children to extend their learning and prove it!

Most of all, learning is fun! Independent thinking skills, evaluation of their own progress and working collaboratively are all highly valued in Year 2,  to enable children to move on confidently to the Juniors.

Born in a Barn

Today, all of us received the Certificate of Achievement for our wonderful performances of Born in a Barn. I hope you all enjoyed watching us act as much as we enjoyed performing to you…

Nativity and more …

We have been very busy practicing, without our scripts, for the Nativity performances. Please don’t forget to secure your tickets for Wednesday 6th December & Thursday the 7th December at 2pm. A selection of cake and bread has filled the classroom recently. Of course this all links to the children’s homework on how the Great…

Pokemon

This week we started our new English unit all about Pokemon.  We ABSOLUTELY love it! This is our report … Pikachu Pikachu is a species of Pokémon in the electric type. What a friendly Pokémon they are! However, if threatened or angered, they can be quite aggressive. Do you want to know more? If so…

3 weeks in …

This term each child in Year 2 will have the chance to bake ‘The Great Fire of London’ cakes with Mrs Terret. The lucky children this week thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We’ve been busy adapting the story of Little Red Riding Hood this week. Not only have we created a class version but we have also…