Welcome to Year 2 at Kingsbrook View Primary Academy! This page will give you some key information about our class, including Dates for the Diary, newsletters and other exciting adventures and learning experiences.
Year 2 is an important and yet incredible year for your child. With them now maturing and developing, ready for their transition into KS2 at the end of the academic year. During this year, using the National Curriculum, we will study a wide range of subjects whilst building and fostering the children's independence, resilience and ambition.
We have begun our Year 2 journey settling into new routines as we learn about Year 2 expectations. We have English and Maths lessons every day, with a daily emphasis on reading, handwriting and mental maths. Spelling is taught three times a week, and we are fortunate to use our library once a week too.
The children are very excited about our History topic, which is on the Great Fire of London. We are exploring what we already know about this topic, before sequencing the events. This is a great topic that lends itself to researching, designing, creating and writing!
In Year 2 we are very lucky to have two full-time teachers and a host of Year Group Teaching Assistants, many of whom are new! Miss Oakley is our teacher in 2O, and Mr Green is our teacher in 2G. Mr Green is also our Phase Leader for Year 2, 3 and 4. Mrs Jolly, Mrs Tramsak and Mrs Collard are our amazing Year Group Teaching Assistants, who work with all the children throughout the week.
This will ensure that every child has plenty of opportunity for growth and challenge. As a Year Group we strongly believe in our school motto of 'Growing Together to Achieve Dreams' and will all strive towards this daily!
Meet the Year 2 team!
Class Teacher, 2G
Phase Leader Year 2, 3 & 4
Class Teacher, 2O
"To learn to read, is to light a fire" - Victor Hugo
Reading is an essential skill that all children need to have to progress to their full potential. Daily reading broadens children's vocabulary, widens their imagination and drastically improves their writing ability.
Because of this, each week your child will take home; one banded reader book that is specifically chosen for your child's level; one book linked to our current phonics learning, and one book from the library.
Banded books will be changed weekly by our year group teaching assistants - children will be told a certain day to bring their banded books in to be changed. Phonic books will also be changed weekly by class teachers. Library books will be changed weekly on each classes library day; Wednesday for 2O and Thursday for 2G.
Reading in partnership is an enjoyable, powerful and enriching experience. We ask that parents read with their children five times a week. 10 minutes of adult/child reading per day is proven to significantly enhance children’s reading skills and therefore enhance their life chances in accessing academic success.
All reading should be recorded in their journal with your child recording twice a week using the grid in the front of the journal to support their ideas and an adult at home should record in the journal every time you read at home.
In school, you child will also read with an adult once a week, as well as having a daily Reading lesson, where they will learn the skills behind reading.
Spellings are taught three times a week, consisting of 10 minute lessons that offer the children quick challenges that allow them to apply their knowledge of spelling rules. This regular practised aims to unpick parts of words that cause spelling mistakes. We also create rhymes, mnemonics and different 'memory hacks' to help the spelling stick!
HomeworkHomework will be set on Purple Mash, the logins of which children have received and should have taken home. There might be occasions where class teachers ask children to instead look at Mathletics or other educational sites, but this will be posted as a message on the Purple Mash page.
Homework set on Wednesday and should be completed by the follow Monday.
Below is our class timetables for Autumn 1. The timetables will change each half term and will be updated here.
Please note that 2O and 2G's PE days are Monday and Wednesday. All children will need to arrive in full (named) PE kits on these days.
To read Year 2's termly newsletter, click below!
Have a look at our curriculum overview! Please do bear in mind that this is subject to change as the year goes on. We are continually evaluating and monitoring the children's strengths and gaps, which is why sometimes our curriculum timing may change. There may also be exciting opportunities that present themselves in the year.
We will do our best to update the website as an when is necessary, so please keep your eyes peeled for changes!