Welcome to the Year 2 page! My name is Mr Rodger and I am the class teacher, the Year 2 teaching team is myself, Miss Gillespie and Miss Carr. Miss Roberts will be covering my planning time on a Tuesday afternoon. 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, active and outdoor learning to enhance and enrich your child's progression throughout the year. Due to the soft start approach to the school day, children are expected in school no later than 9am to ensure a smooth transition between registration and Read Write Inc.
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 take home a new reading book every Friday which is matched with their phonics knowledge. It is recommended that children do at least 15 minutes reading at home, per day to compliment the work that is taking place in school. Reading records will look slightly different this year, they will go home and remain at home for two weeks before coming back into school. During this process please write in days in which reading is taking place, this will help to monitor and check progress. Reading records will then stay in school for at least 3 days to ensure quarantine can take place and I can have a look through to check reading progress. If you have any queries with regards to this do not hesitate to get in touch.
PE will be taught on a Monday and a Thursday where we will be working across a range of sports alongside developing our movement, balance and co-ordination. On days in which we have PE children are required to come to school in their PE kit.
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 and we hope you will support us in doing so. I would appreciate if the 'SATS' were not mentioned to children as we aim to make this process as stress free for the children therefore conduct them in a way which hides the 'test' element.
As a school we are looking at the best way to support the learning taking place at school at home. At the moment we will not be sending home work out. Instead we encourage reading as much as possible and practice spellings as frequent as possible at home.
Finally... We are all very much looking forward to teaching your child in Year 2, helping them to enjoy another fantastic year at Caedmon.