A big, "Hello!" from the Year 2 team.
Mrs Debbie Kempton - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Mrs Natalie Thomason - Thursdays.
Mrs Hilary Keane - Tuesday – Friday
Mrs Lynne Waldron – Regular reading
We are looking forward to a busy year, full of exciting learning experiences and support to develop a love for learning. We strive to provide a safe and happy environment for all children to thrive and reach their own personal potential. The key skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening and Maths are our daily teaching and learning focus. Our exciting term topics provide opportunity to inspire and engage your children at home and school, with knowledge and understanding through the wider creative curriculum of Science, Geography, History, Arts, Design and Technology, as well as also Music, Computing, PSHE and PE.
We want to provide parents and carers with opportunity to become involved in school life, so throughout the year we have planned different occasions, such as ‘Meet the teacher’ meetings, a class assembly, a class mass, as well as parents evenings.
We continue to encourage all the Year 2 children to become independent and inquisitive learners, providing opportunity to develop a growth mind set; supporting determination, flexibility, curiosity and bravery throughout the curriculum.
Learning involves speaking, listening, doing, sharing, practising and mastering.
This prepares the children to move in to Year 3, Key Stage 2, with a solid base of knowledge and plenty of learning skills to apply.
Religious Education – RE is taught each week through a combination of RE lessons, Collective Worship, Gospel Assemblies and Hymn practice. Gospel Values will continue to link throughout all areas of the children’s learning.
English – English will continue to be taught daily. With regular handwriting practice, daily whole class reading using the VIPERS reading skills focus (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Retrieval, Summary or Sequence) and daily writing inspired by the text based Literary Curriculum.
Reading Books – Your support is vital for your children to make excellent progress in reading, so thank you in advance. Please continue to sign your child's reading record each time they read and make comment on their reading skills and discussion of the text. The note of your child’s reading leads to the reward of a ‘reading raffle ticket’ which is put into the lucky dip draw each Friday, where a small prize is chosen by the lucky ticket holder.
If you would like to come in to hear readers regularly, please talk to us at the end of the day to discuss.
Mathematics – Maths is taught daily, using our Power Maths mastery scheme - with its exciting ‘can do’ approach. We will continue to concentrate on number, calculation, measures, geometry and statistics as well as plenty of reasoning and problem solving.
PE/Games – Children will continue to have two lessons of PE each week, one indoor and one outdoor - if the weather allows. Please ensure that children have their full St Mary’s PE kit all week. They will need trainers for outdoor PE sessions. Please check that all items of kit are clearly labelled.
Creative curriculum- Science/History/Geography/Art or D&T, and Music, PSHE and Computing will be also taught each week.
If you would like to speak to me, we will be available to arrange a suitable time at 3pm home time each day.