Welcome to Year 2!
Our teachers are Mrs Ahmed (Head of year), Miss O’Toole, Miss Weaver and Miss Charalambous.
This year is an extremely important one, as at the end of the year we will be completing the KS1 SATS. Children will complete tests in reading, maths (reasoning and arithmetic) and SPAG (spelling and grammar). To prepare children we ask for them to read regularly at home and ensure that they have understood what they have read. We also ask that they regularly practise spellings and key skills in maths such as times tables and number bonds to prepare them for the tests.
Our curriculum is very varied and children enjoy many new experiences in Year 2.
Our school has signed up to a fantastic maths resource that pupils can use at home. Timestable Rockstars is a website where teachers can assign specific tables to their pupils to help them practise the multiplication and division facts that they have been working on in class. Each year 2 pupil has an account and the details for that are in the letter that has been sent out by teachers and their username and password is in your child’s homework book. Teachers can track how their pupils are doing and can use this information to inform them of any misconceptions that need to be addressed.
If you have lost your child’s account details then please speak to the class teacher who can issue these to you again.
Parent Reading Sessions - We welcome parents into our classrooms to read with us during Parent Reading from 9 o'clock until 9:20 on Thursday mornings. Reading regularly with your children helps to develop their love of reading! We look forward to seeing you there!
Homework – This is given out on Fridays and usually consists of 1 literacy, 1 maths and 1 spelling based activity. In addition, pupils are encouraged to complete their reading diary over the weekend to comment on the books they are reading at home. Homework is due in on Mondays.
West Ham Park Trip
Year 2 have been studying Living Things and their Habitats this term in Science and were lucky enough to visit West Ham Park to explore habitats further. They found worms, slugs, wood lice and spiders! Pupils looked under leaves and logs and in between cracks and crevices to see if they could spot any insects. Have a look through our gallery to see what we got up to.
Times Table Rockstars
We have been improving our speed and accuracy when answering times table questions. Each week, during our maths lessons we test ourselves on our 2 and 10 times table facts to see if we can beat our best score. The year 2 teachers have already seen a vast improvement in the accuracy of our pupils' responses.
Weds 5th Dec - Sleeping Beauty Theatre Trip (all of year 2)
Thurs 13th Dec - 2A & 2W Museum of London
Friday 14th Dec - 2C & 2OT Museum of London
Please speak to class teachers if you are able to come and support us during our trips.