Welcome to the Year 2 page! My name is Mr Minett and I am the class teacher, the Year 2 teaching team is myself, Mrs Wannop (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Clennell who will be teaching on a Thursday afternoon covering my PPA. We are all extremely excited about teaching your child and helping them to have another fantastic year at school. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all back to another school year at Caedmon.
In year 2 we aim to provide the balance of a challenging and stimulating curriculum which enthuses the children to become creative, hardworking, independent learners. We work hard to ensure that ALL children are challenged in their lessons and children regularly have the opportunity to review their own learning. We believe that it is important for children to enjoy school and enjoy learning and this will be something we aim to achieve.
Mornings in Year 2 are very busy with Read Write Inc sessions or reading, Literacy and Maths lessons. We aim to incorporate ICT and outdoor and active learning to enhance and enrich your child's learning. Our teaching begins promptly at the start of the day so it is extremely important your child is on time to begin learning at the start of the school day otherwise they may miss valuable lesson time.
Afternoons are filled non core subjects that incorporates Geography, History, Art, DT, PHSE, RE and Music. This will involve a range of cross-curricular activities which will supplement your child's learning further.
Children will be given the opportunity to change their reading books as often as they would like and they will be encouraged in their reading by completing their book mark token as part of our class reading display. Each child will have the chance to choose both a library book and a reading book to take and share at home. Each child has been given a new reading record, please encourage your child in their reading and feel free to enjoy their reading with them. Please also track their reading progress in their home reading records and we will respond to any comments written.
PE will be taught on a Monday and Tuesday when we will be working across a range of sports alongside developing our movement, balance and co-ordination. PE kit is provided by the school, however we ask that you provide suitable footwear e.g. trainers/plimsolls.
In Year 2 we are keen to celebrate and share your childs successes and achievements outside of school. Therefore it would be great if you could send in any evidence, certificates and photos which your child collects throughout the year.
End of Year Assessments (SATS)
It is a statutory requirement that children are assessed at the end of Key Stage 1. These assessments will take place throughout May. These assessments are extremely important and we will be working hard to help your child achieve their potential we hope you will support us in doing so. There will be a parents' meeting to explain more about Key Stage 1 assessment later in the year.
Literacy and Maths homework will be set on a weekly basis (every Friday) to supplement work covered in class and should be returned by Thursday of the following week.. Alongside class homework, weekly spellings which are extremely important, will also be handed out on a Friday for a spelling test on the following Friday. We would kindly ask parents to support their child in the completion of their homework and spelling practice to support and develop their learning further.
Finally... We are all very much looking forward to teaching your child in Year 2, helping them to enjoy another fantastic year at Caedmon.