Year Two Class Page
Teacher: Mrs Nation
Teaching Assistant: Miss Woodard (every day), Mrs Cairns (Monday and Friday afternoon)
Welcome to Year Two
Intro from AN
Our School Day
To find out details of how the Y2 pupils spend their time, please take a look at the timeline of our school day. Important times to note are arrival time (8.40am) and registration (8.50am). It is important the children are at school and settled in time for the day to begin.
The English national curriculum means children in different schools (at primary and secondary level) study the same subjects to similar standards - it's split into key stages with tests. If you would like to know more about each individual subject please visit our Curriculum Page. Each term our class topic will link in to the curriculum in a way that brings the subjects to life for the children.
Autumn Term Topic
Our autumn topic is called 'Stroud and Proud'. We are going to look at the locality of our school in Stroud and identify both physical and human geographical features.
Take a look at the documents below to see a grid of voluntary topic-related homework, and also a map of how the topic links to the curriculum. Photographs of homework completed can be sent in via See Saw.
Our PE day is on Monday. The children will need to wear the Rosary PE kit to school on this day. We also take part in 'Fitness Fridays' with the rest of the school so the children will also need to wear PE kit every Friday. Please click here to find out PE kit requirements.
We are very lucky to be able to offer regular Forest School sessions to all our classes at the Rosary School. Our grounds are perfect to help the children connect and engage with the outdoors, and learn through active and exciting tasks and challenges such as den building, making a fire or tools, and identifying insects and birds. Y2 Forest School sessions are every three weeks on Wednesday. Children will need to wear Forest School kit to school on these days, details of which can be found along with the session timetable, as links from the Forest School page.
Reading and Book Change
The children are encouraged to read the books they choose at school regularly. You can use Oxford Owl to select extra reading books for your child. It would be most helpful if you can take time to read with them every week and record your comments in their yellow reading record. When they are familiar with the book they should change it for a new one. Our book change day is on Wednesday.
We are going to read and explore the book 'Bog Baby' by Jeanne Willis, and write our own version of the story. We will also focus on our use of punctuation and the words we choose to make our writing exciting.
Our Rainbow Spellings in each year group focus on 'tricky words' that are commonly misspelled or do not follow regular rules. These words are re-visited two years in a row and are tested regularly.
This term we will be completing units on number and place value, geometry and addition. Take a look at the Maths summary document below to help you understand what your child is learning.
There is a National Curriculum requirement for children to know their times tables up to 12 x12 by the end of Year 4, at which point they take an online test. To support this objective, children from Y2 onwards take part in regular Rainbow Maths tests. Each new academic year they start on 'Red' and work their way up through Orange, Yellow and so on. The document below shows what is required for each colour.
Our Class Saint
Our class saint is Saint Paul, who is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in the history of the Western world. He was a Christian Apostle who spread the teachings of Jesus in the first-century. Saint Paul wrote many letters or 'epistles' to the churches (which are books in the Bible), including Romans, Galatians, Philippians and 1 and 2 Corinthians. Today, Paul's epistles continue to be vital roots of theology, worship and pastoral life. We created a display to share our learning about Saint Paul with the rest of the school and will continue to learn about him throughout the year, as well as celebrate his feast day in June.