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.

Miss Withers
Classroom Teacher

Mrs Argyle
Teaching Assistant

Mrs Pugh
Teaching Assistant

 

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.

Key dates

March

Friday 6th March- World Book Day

Monday 23rd March- Parents Evening

Tuesday 24th March- Parents Evening

Wednesday 25th March- INSET Day

Dates

April

Friday 3rd April- End of Spring Term

Monday 20th April- Beginning of Summer Term

Tuesday 28th April- Class Photos

May

Week of May 4th- KS1 SATS (Reading)

Week of May 18th- KS1 SATS (Maths)

 

 

Letters and Information

Year 2 Parent leaflet 2019-2020 

Helpful Documents

Curriculum Overview



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. 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.


English

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.


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. 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.


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.

Weekly Spellings

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

Spring Term:

Class 5: Harvey R, Eleanor, Charlie B, Bella, Harvey D, Molly

Class 6: Lucy, Austen, Noah, Jacob, Naamah, 

Doodle Maths Stars

Autumn Term:

Class 5: Aghyad, Victor, Charlotte, Melody, Molly, Blake

Class 6: Esther, Layla, Elijah, Noah, Olivia

School Council

Class 5: Blake and Emily-May

Class 6: Esther and Arthur

Useful Websites/ Apps

  • Doodle Maths
  • Showbie
  • 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!

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