Year 2 - Squirrels

Squirrel Class – Welcome to Year 2!

Year 2 children continue their learning journey in Key Stage 1 with a smooth transition involving minimal changes or disruption. They continue into Year 2 with their teacher from Year 1 which we feel benefits them significantly in simply continuing their fantastic learning from where they left off!

In Year 2 children are provided with many opportunities to continue to develop their independence and their sense of responsibility, such as being a School Council Rep or a Class Monitor. Children are allocated their own desk space with a named tray in which to keep their day to day classroom resources for which they are responsible for.

Daily whole-class singing and musical activities continue to play an important role in assisting with Literacy excellence and building confidence, teamwork and resilience ready for their transition into Year 3.

We continue to take part in weekly Forest School trips, have regular outdoor visits within the local community to enhance our understanding of the world around us and enjoy maths mastery both inside and outside of the classroom.

We look forward to welcoming you into Squirrel Class!

In case you missed the Squirrel Class Teams Parent Meeting – watch the full recorded session here: 

Term 1 topic web

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Home learning Challenges Term 1

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Year 2 Parent powerpoint

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Squirrel Parents Q and A

 

  • Are children allowed to wear watches to help them tell the time?
  1. Yes, children are allowed to wear a small child’s watch. It is important that it is an analogue watch and not a digital watch, in order to help children to tell the time.

 

  • Where will children need to apply the reasoning skills mentioned in the PowerPoint?
  1. Reasoning with be applied within children’s Math learning.

 

  • Once children are tested/complete SATs, will they be split/put into different class groups?
  1. No, children will stay in their current class group. This will not be changed.

 

  • What is reading fluency?
  1. Reading fluency is when children can read without sounding out words at a confident speed, where they are not stopping after each word.

 

  • How can we support children in their Maths learning?
  1. Keep an eye on Tapestry, as when each new area is taught, examples will be added to Tapestry for parents to see. Ideas will be given for ways to support learning at home.

 

  • How much should we do with our child at home?
  1. The most important thing you can do with your child is to read for ten minutes each day.0