Year 2


The Year Two team are made up of:

 

Edison Class: 

  • Mr Hipkiss, Class Teacher (KS1 Phase Leader and Leader of Learning Outside the Classroom).

      email: phipkiss@discovery.kent.sch.uk

  • Mrs Catt, Edison Class Teaching Assistant.

 

Attenborough Class: 

  • Miss Murphy, Class Teacher (Healthy Schools Leader)

    email: kmurphy@discovery.kent.sch.uk

  • Mrs Lawson, Class Teacher

    email: llawson@discovery.kent.sch.uk

  • Mrs Corby, Attenborough Class Teaching Assistant.
  • Mrs Bridge, 1:1 Support Assistant

 

Bell Class: 

  • Mrs Bates, Class Teacher (MFL Lead Teacher)

    email: rbates@discovery.kent.sch.uk

  • Mrs Ismail, Class Teacher (Geography Lead Teacher) currently on maternity leave
  • Miss Campbell, Bell Class Teaching Assistant

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of us.


Our topics for the year are as follows:

 

Term 1 - Marvellous Me

Term 2 - Time Travel

Term 3 - Time Travel

Term 4 - Intrepid Explorers

Term 5 -Intrepid Explorers

Term 6 - Minibeasts


During this term we will be continuing with our topic of 'Time Travel' with a focus on The Great Fire of London, as well as exploring artwork and D&T projects inspired by time travel. In science, we will be studying materials, their properties and what they a best used for. In RE, we will be learning about Judaism. In English texts linked to our topic will be explored, including information texts and diaries. In Maths, the children will follow the curriculum to build upon their number skills, solving number problems and learning about multiplication and division. They will also develop their skills of reasoning - explaining how they came up with an answer and explaining patterns they can see. Towards the end of term children will be moving onto shape and finally revisit addition and subtraction to build upon skills in estimating and using the inverse to check their work. 


Information for Parents

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Attenbrough Class Weekly Timetable
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Bell Class Weekly Timetable
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Edison Class Weekly Timetable
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Common Exception Words Year 1 and 2
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Handwriting - Letter Formation
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Parents Guide to SATs
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Interim Assessment - Expectations for the end of KS1
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Parents Information Evening NEW.ppt
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Big Spell Cards Levels 1 to 20.docx
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Provision Map

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Year 2 Provision Map
Year 2 Class Provision Plan 17-18.pdf
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A friendly reminder

In Year Two, please remember to bring in the following items labelled with your child's name:

 

  • PE Kit, Navy shorts, Discovery School T-Shirt, plimsolls/trainers, tracksuit (especially as it gets cooler), spare pair of socks and a hair band. These are really important for girls who come to school wearing tights or with their hair down.
  • A pair of slippers.
  • Wellington boots.
  • A spare set of clothes in a separate bag, (for toilet accidents and falls in the playground).
  • In the colder weather hats, gloves and a scarf are needed and in the warmer weather a sun hat and sun cream will be required.  The school does provide sun hats, if you do not wish to send one in for your child.

Homework

In Year Two, we will endeavour to look at the children's school reading books every day, therefore, please ensure your child brings in their reading book and record. As far as possible, books will be changed every day but please be aware that there will be times when this is not possible.  We are aware that sometimes only a page or chapter is read.  This is absolutely fine but please still bring in the reading record as we like to look at what reading has taken place.

 

We will continue to give Maths homework in the form of Big Maths. We will hand out practise sheets as and when the children request them, we do not need the practise sheets to be handed back to us. Each week the children will be timed to see how many questions they can complete, their achievements will be celebrated and their sheet sent home so you can see their progress.

 

On this page there is a list of the Year 2 Common Exception Words. These are the words the children are expected to be able to read and spell correctly by the end of Year 2. Please spend time practising these words, reading and spelling them. We won't be testing the children on them but we will expect to see them being spelt correctly in their learning.


Parent Helpers

If you have any spare time (half an hour or an hour) and you would like to help in class by listening to children read, filing work or preparing displays, please speak to your child's class teacher as we would really LOVE to have as many helpers as possible.

 

 

Thank you


Shadow Puppet Show

Year two thoroughly enjoyed the shadow puppet show and workshop to start off the new term. The children were able to get creative in making their own shadow puppets whilst learning about The Great Fire of London in greater depth. The puppet master also put on an amazing show which described the events that took place in 1666. It was a fantastic show from the puppet master who has worked on many TV shows, including Dr Who! The children had a wonderful day and didn't want it to end.