Welcome to Year 2.
This is the children’s final year of Key Stage 1 and throughout the year we build on all the children have learned so far. We will do this through a variety of exciting themes and the Paget Curriculum Guarantee, building on your child’s education and developing their learning in all areas from English and Maths to PE, DT, Art, Science, RE, PSHE and lots of Music!
With regards to the Phonic Screening, please note that due to Covid this did not happen as planned at the end of Year 1. As such, the children will be assessed towards the end of Autumn 2 and if they are successful will not have to repeat the test in the Summer term. We will continue to use the amazing Read Write Inc scheme to help your children with their phonics and developing their reading (with a focus on fluency and comprehension of a great range of books).
Where appropriate children will also learn the Year 2 set spelling rules and this will be supported by the online Spelling Shed where teachers can set children spellings for them to practice at home.
To boost Maths your child will have access to Numbots and moving to TT Rockstars, which are carefully sequenced programmes of number and timetables practice, where children can pick a character to play as and they can practice timetables with a focus on their 2, 5, 10 and 3x tables.
Year 2 is also the year your child will be taken to weekly swimming lessons at Erdington Leisure Centre, to not only learn swimming skills but how to be safe in the water. Another fun thing in year 2 is that we get to go on a residential for two days and one night where we try out great activities like zip wire, canoeing and singing round a proper campfire followed by a trip to the farm.
We hope you will have the best time in year 2 and we look forward to helping your child to grow both socially and academically.
The teaching staff in Year 2 are Mrs Styles (Class Teacher), Mrs Sandford (Class Teacher) and Mrs Grainger (Teaching Assistant).