Year 2

                                  Welcome to Year 2’s Web Pages

Year 2 is a very important milestone in your child’s life, as it is their final year in Key Stage 1 and it is when they take their first SATs. During the SATs the children are tested on their Reading, SPaG and Maths skills.

 

The Year 2 Team

 

The team work hard to create a simulating, enriching and safe learning environment for all children. We are always available to address any concerns or queries that you may have during your child’s time with us. Your contribution and support is invaluable to us and if you feel you are able to contribute some of your time to support the children’s learning, we would be most grateful.

If you would like to find out more about our team and children please visit our individual Year 2 home pages on the class website. To do this you will need your picture password. Please remember that only Year 2 parents and children have access to this section so keep your details safe.

 

What can you do to help your child during Year 2?

Reading - When your child brings home their reading book listen to them read it out loud. Once they have read the book to you ask them questions about what they have read; this is key to developing their reading skills. 

Spellings - Your child will be given spellings every Friday which link directly to the Year 2 curriculum. This means they are not linked to their phonics phases and so it is essential that they practise these every day and can use them in sentences accurately. Please encourage your child to join up their handwriting when they practise their spellings. 

Writing - Support your child with their writing by giving them opportunities to write at home- this might be by encouraging them to write a diary or something simple like helping you write the shopping list! Whilst they are writing encourage them to use their phonics knowledge and their knowledge of forming letters correctly.

Maths – In addition to the weekly maths homework it is important that your child becomes competent at dealing with numbers mentally. This means they should be able to quickly add up single digit numbers without using their fingers and should be growing in confidence with their 10, 5, 2 and 3 x tables.

 

What is expected of the children during SAT’s?

Reading test – The children read a text and then answer questions about what they have read. There are two reading papers. The second paper is harder because the text and the question and answer booklet are separate.

SPaG test – The children are tested on their spelling via a spelling test and their grammar is tested via a SPaG paper.

Maths test – The children will sit two maths papers. The first is the arithmetic paper which is a variety of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions of number problems. The second is the reasoning paper which is comprised of word problems based on the four operations, shape, space and measure questions and reasoning questions.

We hope that your children enjoy their time in Year Two as much as I enjoy teaching them!

Miss Simner