Year 2

Welcome to Sky Class, Year 2, at Shalfleet Primary

Sky class at Shalfleet C.E Primary school is for year 2 children aged 6 and 7 years old. This year (from September 2016), our class is full with 25 children.

The class teachers are Mrs Shynn (School Leader) teaching Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with Mrs Thompson teaching every Monday and Tuesday. The teaching assistant for year 2 is Mrs Munn who works every morning supporting Literacy and Numeracy, and 3 afternoons working with interventions supporting children who need a little extra help. Mrs Swift and Mrs Gerty will work with one child in year 2 with Mrs Guelbert also working 1 to 1 with a child in our class.




Please click to download – Y2 Parent welcome to class letter

Topics

The topics in year 2 this year are as follows:-

Autumn 1  Fighting Fit (famous nurses) – Y2 Autumn 1 Fighting fit

Autumn 2  Fire, Fire! (Great fire of London) – Y2 Autumn 2 Fire Fire

Spring 1  Life in the freezer! (North and South poles) – Y2 Spring 1 Life in the freezer

Spring 2  Around the world in ½ term. – Y2 MTP Spring 2 – Around the World

Summer 1  Newtown (local study) – Y2 MTP Summer 1 – Newtown

Summer 2  Queen Victoria + Topic of the children’s choice.

Visits

In year 2 we will visit Marwell Zoo, Newtown and Osborne House this year when they fit in with our topics. We may be able to visit the church at Shalfleet in Summer 2nd half term when we learn about prayer and worship in our RE. We will share our visits with Yarmouth CE Primary years 1 and 2 class.

 

Homework Expectations

We would like the children to read daily or as much as possible. They can read anything at all so don’t feel it only has to be their school reading book. Our main weekly homework is to learn a set of spellings and apply them to sentences. Also there will be a piece of Numeracy work linked to what they are learning. After Christmas we will send home a reading comprehension exercise each week, but this can take place of reading their school reading book. Each half term the children are encouraged to complete a piece of work based on the topic they are learning about. Details of this home based task will be on the parent information page sent out at the beginning of each half term.

Our classroom has a small lending library where children can choose a book to enjoy at home for a week, also we have resident bears that go home each night to enjoy time with a child. Spencer and Charlie Bear can be taken home and then a child can draw and write about their adventures in a book that will be shared with the class. We do have holiday bears as well, so if you are going on holiday and would like to take a bear with you, complete with suitcase and passport, please let us know. All we ask for, is a postcard written about the adventure you are having and posted back to the class.

Finally, we hope you and your child will enjoy being in year 2 this year. If you need to contact us, please use the Dojo messaging service, leave a message at the school office, or catch us before or after school if we are available.

We are looking forward to working with you all this year.

From the year 2 team.

Move Up day


Planting Tulips

Please see photos of our Creation Day

Children in Need – a visit from Pudsey
Pudsey (32) Pudsey (33)
We had a visit from the Fire Safety Officer

KS1 Nativity ‘It’s a Baby’

Please see photos of our Inspire Polar Day

Parent Open Afternoon

World Book Day

Pancake Day

The children loved the visit to Newtown where they learned the history of The Ferguson Gang and their link to the Old Town hall. They learnt about farming in a family plot of land called a Burgage and loved watching the wild birds seen at the bird hide at Newtown creek.

 

Please click on the links below to access details of our curriculum & planners:

Curriculum Overview KS1

RE Shalfleet YR & KS1 Long term plan

Spelling Progression Map for the Curriculum

SPAG Whole School Curriculum

Year 2 English Overview

English Glossary of Terms

Numeracy for Key Stages 1 and 2

Writing Assessment Year 2

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