Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to Year 2’s page where lots of exciting and interesting new learning is taking place!

In Year 2 we continue to develop the children’s growing independence and thinking skills through our learning challenges.  Pupils are given the opportunity to self-select the level of challenge with support and guidance at hand.

Daily Maths and English lessons are taught, along with History, Geography and Science led topics.  Our creative curriculum is brought to life through a range of engaging themes such as Fire! Fire!, Seasides and Famous nurses.

Key skills are practised and effort praised, pupils are encouraged to have a go and learn to realise their strengths and those things that they cannot do – yet!

During the Summer term all Year 2 pupils are formally assessed as part of the end of Key Stage assessment programme, known as SATS.

Highlights for this half term

This term we hope to have lots of fun with our learning across the curriculum. As part of our seasides topic we will visit Crosby Beach in Liverpool where we will have a sandcastle building competition and eat ice-creams! This will link nicely with our Science topic about where animals live and the foods they eat. We wonder what we will find in the rock pools and how those animals will be different to the animals living in our school gardens. We are looking forward to creating some amazing art work and listening to some music inspired by the coast.

PE with Sam will offer the children an opportunity to learn a range of new movement skills through playing invasion games and developing healthy competition with others.

We will round off our exciting Autumn term by designing and making hand puppets. We will also be performing in our spectacular annual Key Stage 1 Christmas Production.

Things to look forward to…

Next half term will see the arrival of our statutory assessments (SATS), but there will also be lots of lovely activities and new learning opportunities for the children too.

We have a Y2 trip planned for June (we’re not telling you where to just yet!) that links in with our new Science topic of animals and their habitats.

Building wonderful classroom communities with parents, carers and pupils.

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