The Year Two team is made up of:
- Mrs Boulton, Class Teacher (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) Assistant Head and English Leader.
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- Mrs Stapley, (Thursday and Friday) Art Leader.
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- Mrs Downing, Class Teaching Assistant.
Gilbert Class is located in the back of the school. In the morning, the children will come in through the main gate on the left hand side of the school by the bike racks. They will need to travel round the outside of the building, turn right past the Year 4 classrooms and then turn right again onto the playground. The classroom is then the third one you come to. At the end of the day, parents will collect the children from outside the classroom doors.
- Mr Miller, Class Teacher
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- Mrs Howard, Class Teaching Assistant
- Miss Ball, Class Key Worker
Attenborough class is located at the back of the school. In the morning, the children will come in through the main gate on the left hand side of the school by the bike racks. They will need to travel round the outside of the building, turn right past the Year 4 classrooms and then turn right again onto the playground. The classroom is then the forth one you come to. At the end of the day, parents will collect the children from outside the classroom doors.
- Mrs Coldwell Class Teacher (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) Maths Leader.
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- Mrs Healey, Class Teacher (Thursday and Friday)
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- Mrs Catt, Class Teaching Assistant
- Miss Riches, Class Teaching Assistant
Edison class is located next to the EYFS and Key Stage One gate. The children can come in through this gate and straight into their class. At the end of the day, parents will collect the children from outside the classroom doors.
If you have any questions about life in Year 2, please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of us.
Thank you for attending the meet the teacher. In case you were unable to attend please click on the above heading and you can see the presentation and listen to our pre recorded narration. If you have any questions please email your child's class teacher. Thank you once again.
A Friendly Reminder
Our PE days in Year 2, 2022 - 2023, are a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in the PE kit on these days.
Please remember to bring in the following items labelled with your child's name:
- Wellington boots in wet weather (please also pack shoes for the classroom if wellingtons are worn to school).
- 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 sun hats and sun cream will be required.
Our Homework and ideas for supporting your child's learning at home
Please watch the Key Stage 1 Sway below to find out more about our Year 2 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. Books will be changed twice a week and the children also have the opportunity to take home a 'class library' book once a week.
We will continue to give maths homework in the form of Big Maths. We will hand out practice sheets as and when the children request them, we do not need the practice 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.
Reading and Phonics
Throughout Key Stage 1, the children will be asked to read every night for their homework. The school has a book scheme that is grouped into different stages. These books are from a number of different publishers and school book schemes to enable the children to develop a love of reading a wide range of texts. The children are encouraged to read every night for their homework. Once they complete the book scheme, they will become a 'Free Reader' and will be able to select books from the classroom to read at home, under the guidance of the class teacher or teaching assistant. This year we are introducing a reading challenge which will encourage the children to read for at least 10 minutes every night.
For the first two terms this academic year there will be a focus on practising the phonic sounds in preparation for the delayed Year 1 phonics screen in December. After that in Year 2, the children will continue to develop their use of phonics for spelling. The children will look at a variety of spelling rules for different phonemes as well as working on spelling the common exception words for Year 2.
The curriculum at The Discovery School is an enquiry based one in which the children are encouraged to ask and answer questions about a topic.
Through this enquiry based learning, the children will get the opportunities to experience a range of activities which will help to develop further their knowledge and skills of the wider world.
Throughout the year the children in Year 2 will be trying to discover the answers to these 'Questions for Discovery':
Please click here to access the whole school provision map outlining all the interventions taking place in the school. If you have questions about any of the provision that is taking place for your child, please ask your child's class teacher.