Year 2 - Welcome
Welcome to Year 2
This will hopefully provide you with everything you will need to know about life in Year 2.
Timings of the day
In Year 2, the Key Stage one gate opens at 8.40am and closes at 8:50am. Once the gate is closed, entrance will be via the school office where you will be required to sign your child in.
Break time in the morning is at 10.15am until 10:30am and afternoon break is a 15 minute learning break sometime in the afternoon. During the morning break, children will be able to play with children from KS1 and use a variety equipment to make their play more exciting. Children are also provided with a snack which is often a piece of fresh fruit.
Lunchtime is at 12pm until 1pm. The children get called in for lunch when it is their time.
Information on school dinners can be found at
Children should be collected at 3:20pm from outside of the classroom at the end of the school day.
Learning in Year 2
We will continue the wonderful work that was started in Early Years and continued through Year 1. There will be a range of topics during the year, which will allow children to apply their knowledge and skills through a cross curricular approach. We will continue working with parents to create a supportive environment where children can flourish and extend their love of learning.
English and Maths will continue to be taught daily. In addition to the English and Maths learning, children will complete, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling and Fast Maths. Other curriculum areas will be taught throughout the afternoon. Children in Year 2 have two hours of PE each week.
Children will continue to bring their book bags into school every day. Children will change their books once they have been completed and the reading record is signed. Children will read regularly with an adult, to develop their fluency and understanding and this will be either individual or group reading alongside written comprehension. We would like all our parents to read with their children every day and to comment in their reading record.
Home learning will continue in the same format as Year 1. We would like all our parents to read with their child on a daily basis and comment in the reading record provided. Spellings follow a weekly spelling rule and they will start in September. Children will be given up to eight words to practise daily and their test will be on a Friday. A Maths and Reading challenge will be given each week. In addition to this, children will be provided with ‘Theme,’ Homework, which often takes the format of a creative challenge.
- You can order school uniform from the School Trends website (link below).
Please ensure that all uniform is named.
- If you would like your child to continue receiving milk during the morning break please use the ‘Cool Milk’ website (link below).
- Please make sure the form with names of who can collect your child is up to date (the current forms will move up a year with your child unless they are updated).
- To ensure you keep up to date with what is happening in school, please ensure you are receiving ParentMail messages and confirm your email and telephone numbers are up to date. If you have any questions or would like to update your details please see the School Office.
- Due to a number of children with a severe nut allergy, we would really appreciate your
- co-operation with keeping our school ‘nut free’.
- Cool Milk – www.coolmilk.com
- School Trends – www.schooltrends.co.uk
- Dawn ‘til Dusk – www.kidsdawntildusk.co.uk
How you can help at home
- Daily reading will ensure that the children are reading a range of texts and therefore gaining a greater understanding of story themes and developing their vocabulary. Using a range of questions will check their understanding.
- In Year 2, we move toward children knowing their 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables. Children can benefit from counting in these number patterns.
- Try to take every opportunity to write, this could include shopping lists, postcards or a summer diary etc.
- Please continue to help your child develop their speaking and listening skills by discussing their experiences and exploring how and why things happen.