Welcome to Year 2!
The class teachers in Year 2 are Mrs Marshall and Miss Capron-Tee. Mrs Bailey works with both Year 2 classes over the week and she teaches Mrs Marshall's class on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesdays. Mrs Tolley teaches Miss Capron-Tee's class on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.
Year 2 are supported by Mrs Chase, Mrs Simon, Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Kesterton.
This half term the children will all need a PE kit in school for Tuesdays and a swimming kit for Wednesdays.
Our children take part in daily Phonics and Spelling sessions. Most children review and consolidate Phase 5 at the beginning of the year and then move on to Phase 6, looking at spelling patterns (prefixes, suffixes, plurals and so on). Those that need it are able to access support at Phases 2-4 as necessary.
We also take part in regular reading sessions where the children are able to develop their reading and comprehension skills, both independently and within smaller, focused groups. They read regularly to adults and also have the opportunity to read for pleasure. It really helps children to read at home as frequently as possible - it does make a difference!
Maths and English occur daily as well, though sometimes within the context of our Mantle.
Our Mantle work provides the chance to cover all other subject areas within a meaningful context. The drama work that is undertaken within Mantle allows children to explore their understanding at great depth.
The children take part in twice weekly PE sessions. Over the year this will include swimming, gymnastics, dance and games. All of these aim to develop the children's fitness and physical skills.
Throughout the year there are opportunities to take part in a variety of after-school clubs. Information about these is sent out when necessary.
Supporting your child at home
Reading: The children have the opportunity to change their reading book every day. We encourage their independence in selecting a book to share at home.
Projects: We will often send out a project for children to do at home over holidays linked with our Mantle work.