Year Two Class Page
Teacher: Mrs Nation
Student Teacher: Miss Gasson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Wilson
Welcome to Year Two
Mrs Nation has worked at the Rosary School for more than ten years. She is passionate about maths and children developing a 'can do' attitude. Mrs Nation is curriculum lead for the school but also leads Maths.
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.
Spring Term Topic
Our spring topic is called 'Up, Up and Away'. First, we will be answering the question 'How did we learn to fly?' in history. We will be using different sources to identify important events surrounding the history of flight. In geography we will be answering the question 'What is it like to live in Shanghai? We will identify physical and human features of China and find out what it would be like to live in Shanghai. Please look at the topic web below for more information about the term.
Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays. The children will need to wear the Rosary PE kit to school on these days. 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 Friday. 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 reading record. When they are familiar with the book they should change it for a new one. Our book change day is on Wednesday.
This term, we are going to be continuing to use Read Write Inc for our English lessons. We will focus on learning new sounds and reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts based on the sounds we are familiar with. As part of lesson we will develop our comprehension skills by answering questions about what we have read. We will also complete a weekly writing task.
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 daily rainbow maths practice. Once children have completed the unit on multiplication in Y2, they start on the 'red' sheet 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.