Welcome to Year 2!
Information about our class:
Our teachers are Mrs O'Connor and Mrs Quirke and our teaching assistant is Mrs Smith.
Mrs O'Connor teaches our class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Mrs Quirke teaches our class on a Thursday and Friday. Miss Graham teaches our class on a Wednesday afternoon.
In Year Two, our faith in God is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that everyone is special and unique and strive to develop children’s talents to achieve their highest potential. We aim for our children to become confident, resilient learners and develop the skills they need for lifelong learning whilst inspiring them to be kind and caring members of the community.
We have 30 children in our class and we are always very busy.
A typical morning in Year 2 consists of phonics, English, handwriting, big maths, and maths.
In the afternoon, we study other subjects including RE (Religious education), science, geography, history, PE, computing, art and design technology and music.
Prayer is an important part of our day in Year Two. We enjoy taking part in a Worship every day, including a Key Stage One Worship on a Thursday. Through listening to messages from the Gospels, we learn and grow in our Catholic faith.
We welcome parents as partners in your child’s education and are very grateful for your invaluable support. If you have any concerns or questions, please make an appointment to discuss these with us.
Homework is added to Seesaw on a Friday and should be completed by the following Friday.
Spellings are added to Seesaw on a Monday and tested on the following Monday.
We encourage every child to regularly use TT Rock stars to practise their times tables.
Reading books are changed weekly and we encourage children to read widely and often at home.
Please ensure your child brings a water bottle into school with them every day.
PE is on Monday and Wednesday in Autumn 1. Please send your child to school in their PE kits.
Below you can see what we have been learning and taking part in this year!
Class Long Term Plan:
Please read here to find out further details about the units of work, texts and key vocabulary which will be taught in year 2.
Supporting your learning in Year 2
Please practise these spellings alongside your weekly spelling list
Explore a range of creative ways to practise your spellings using the ideas below:
Art Week – Art through Weaving
The whole school took part in various weaving activities during Art Week this year. Year 2’s weaving activity was box loom weaving. The children had seen real looms on their recent visit to Armley Mills and then tried their loom- weaving skills in the classroom.
We took our box looms along to the Art Gallery in the school hall at the end of Art Week and invited visitors to try weaving. It was fun being ‘the experts’.
Harvest Assembly led by Year 2
Year 2 led the worship in the whole school Harvest Assembly in October. We shared our thoughts about why we celebrate Harvest time, recited a harvest poem, led the prayers and the whole school joined in with the singing of favourite Harvest songs and hymns.
In Year 2 we believe that developing independence and forming secure relationships are essential in order for the children to travel on their learning journey.
We love to celebrate our faith in God and try to make positive choices in everything we do.
We enjoy new challenges every day and we always try our best no matter how tricky something may be.
We are all special in Year 2!
Victorian Workshop at Armley Mill
This term we have been learning about the Victorians. We went on a trip to Armley Mill. In the morning, we were Victorian school children. The teacher was very strict and we enjoyed writing using dip pens. After lunch, we learned what life was like working in the Mill. It was a very dangerous job for children. Finally, we looked around the mill owner's house and a worker's cottage. We had a great time and all agreed that life is much more enjoyable for children in 2018!