Welcome to Year 2
Assistant Head Teacher
Year group information
Welcome to Year 2. This page will contain all the information you need for a successful end to KS1 at Tewkesbury C of E Primary School.
Year 2 Themes
Rags, Riches and Royalty
The children kick start Year two by learning all about the Victorians. During the theme, the children get to experience what life would have been like during the Victorian era. This includes carrying out a ‘Strict’ Victorian school day at C of E as well as taking a trip to the Black Country Living Museum. The children will also be learning all about the artist William Morris and creating some art work inspired by him.
During the Autumn Term, the children will also take their first residential at C of E. The trip is to Kingswood, an outdoor activity centre where the children will get to carry out a range of activities to develop skills including teamwork, creativity and having fun. They will also stay overnight and enjoy a night walk through the woods and some stories and songs under the stars.
Values: Peace and Hope
Lost in London
During the Spring Term, the children will be learning all about London. They will be taking virtual tours around some of the major landmarks found in London as well as learning about some famous people from London. In addition, the children will be making their own model cities and creating working/moving bridges inspired by the famous Tower Bridge.
Values: Respect and Forgiveness
During the Summer Term, the children will become Eco Warriors and look at ways to protect the environment and also helping to improve our school. They will learn about plants, habitats and build their own bug hotels that will be used around the school. The children will take on projects to improve our school, such as increasing recycling, saving water and learning how to save energy. We will also take a trip to Worcester Woods to take part in a range of Eco Warrior activities. At the end of the year, we say goodbye to our children with a performance that showcases the learning and values that they have undertaken throughout the year.
Values: Community and Faith
Our overarching value is Love.
Friday 8th December – Black Country Museum Trip
Friday 1st March – Class 6 collective worship
Friday 8th March – Class 5 collective worship
Home Learning in Year 2
Maths – each week children will be required to complete a short series of maths problems that encourage them to use a variety of their maths skills. When completing maths tasks, children should be encouraged to show their workings.
Maths home learning will be set on a Friday and due on a Wednesday.
English – each week children will be required to read a short text and answer questions about the text that show their understanding and develop their comprehension skills. When completing English tasks, children should be encouraged write in full sentences.
English home learning will be set on a Wednesday and due on a Monday.
Reading – children should be encouraged to read as many times as possible per week, with a minimum requirement of at least 3 times per week. Please ensure that this is logged on their reading records.
Times Tables – it is expected that children practice their times tables as often as possible and we would encourage the use of tablet apps and games to assist with this, especially DoodleMaths.
In Year 2, children will be learning their spellings at school so will not be bringing them home to practice. Children will participate in Spellings Workshops five times each week and will work in groups that provide an appropriate level of challenge for them. Teaching of spellings and spelling patterns will follow a pattern of: Teach; Practice; Apply; Test. If you have any questions about our approach to spellings, please see a member of the Year 2 teaching team.
Stars of the week
This week’s House Point Winners
Class 5: Abbey
Class 6: Severn
Doodle Maths Stars
Class 6: Freddie