Year 2 is all about learning, fun, friendliness and getting ready for the juniors. We are known as the Barn Owl Class – and we say that is because we are very wise and sensible. We hope that children enjoy their time in Year 2, building on the skills and knowledge they have learned in Year 1. The children will have the opportunity to learn in a range of different environments, whilst striving for personal excellence. We aim to ensure that every child is successful in achieving to the highest attainment and makes good or better progress throughout the year.
Within Year 2, children will have a range of opportunities to explore and extend their learning in all areas of the curriculum. Continuing on from their learning skills they have acquired in Year 1, each lesson will challenge and ignite their thirst for learning.
There are exciting topics in Year 2 – Explorers, Kings and Queens and the Great Fire of London, to scaffold our learning journey. This year there will be a range of educational trips and visitors to enhance the children’s learning and bring it to life.
Now that the children are in Year 2, we encourage and support them in becoming responsible and independent learners. Our expectations are that the children take pride in their work and are proud of their achievements in all areas of school life. We look forward to sharing the successes of the year group and individual children with you.
A successful home-school partnership through regular communication is essential for the children to have a happy and smooth time in Year 2, and to make sure children achieve well in their end of Key Stage 1 tests and assessments. We value the hard work you do at home to support your child and look forward to sharing that with you.
The Year Two Team
Our autumn term topic is The Great Fire of London. The children love this historical topic, learning some amazing and sometimes weird and wonderful facts. This learning is supported by a visit from the Fire Brigade (emergencies allowing), and also a visit to the Jacobean Manor Aston Hall.
Our 1st Spring Half Term Topic is ‘ Man on the Moon ‘. This is a book based topic -based on the story, Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob) by Simon Bartram. We will be learning about Bob and his life, and using the text as a launch pad into some different writing types. Our 2nd Half Term Topic is an author study based on the well known and well loved author Julia Donaldson. Be prepared to meet the Gruffalo, Zog and more in this fun filled adventure!
Watch this space…