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 News
Year 2 Themes
Autumn Term: 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
Spring Term: 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
Summer Term: Eco Warriors
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 6th March- World Book Day
Monday 23rd March- Parents Evening
Tuesday 24th March- Parents Evening
Wednesday 25th March- INSET Day
Friday 3rd April- End of Spring Term
Monday 20th April- Beginning of Summer Term
Tuesday 28th April- Class Photos
Week of May 4th- KS1 SATS (Reading)
Week of May 18th- KS1 SATS (Maths)
Letters and Information
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. These tasks will be shared on Showbie and should be completed in home learning books. 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.
Each week children will be required to read a short text and answer questions to show their understanding and develop their comprehension skills. These will also be shared on Showbie and completed in home learning books. 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.
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. When we feel pupils are ready, they will move onto Library books (AR). Once they have read their library books they will complete a short quiz to check their understanding of the text they have read.
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
Class 5: Harvey R, Eleanor, Charlie B, Bella, Harvey D, Molly
Class 6: Lucy, Austen, Noah, Jacob, Naamah,
Doodle Maths Stars
Class 5: Aghyad, Victor, Charlotte, Melody, Molly, Blake
Class 6: Esther, Layla, Elijah, Noah, Olivia
Class 5: Blake and Emily-May
Class 6: Esther and Arthur
Useful Websites/ Apps
- Doodle Maths
- Top Marks
- Splat Square (Primary Games)
- Spelling Frame
Are there websites or apps that your children enjoy using and that you use at home to support your child’s learning? Please let us know as we are always on the lookout for new sources of inspiration to support your children![/column]