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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

The Year 2 Team

To introduce ourselves as your class teachers, Mrs Hennessy-Priest will be teaching Wednesday to Friday and Miss Setchell will teach on Monday and Tuesday. Our year group’s learning support assistants are Mrs Lynock (based in 2HPS), Mrs Barker (based in 2B) and Mrs Ryan (based in 2M).

Year 2 PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment time) will be on Thursday mornings; during this time, children will be taught on a rota basis by Mrs Darwood, Mrs Woodall and Sportzone.

If you would like to inform us of an absence, please use the following e-mail address: (attendance@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk).

If you would like to talk with us, we will be available after school each day, once we have dismissed the class. If you would like a longer discussion, we will be happy to make a mutually convenient time. Parents’ Evening will also take place later in the term.

Curriculum overview

 

Maths: to secure fluency in number, place value, addition and subtraction facts.

Each lesson will be comprised of recalling number facts, counting, revision of year 1 fluency and strategies, securing their knowledge and understanding of the number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 and each lesson will begin with a quiz to promote recall of previous number facts; this will be underpinned with the completion of maths homework, including Sumdog .

English: the book focus for Autumn 1 will be traditional tales and Autumn 2 will be tales from around the world.

As part of the enjoyment of reading, the Power of Reading books will be unveiled as the term progresses. As part of the English lesson, children will have phonics, handwriting, vocabulary and spelling practice. Our author of the moment for the autumn term will be Lauren Child; if your child has any books written by this author, we are happy for them to bring them in to share with their class.

Homework

Working together both at school and at home is important; you can continue to support your child with:

  • practising reading and spelling the common exception spelling words.
  • Handwriting practice will be sent home regularly, following on from practising handwriting in class.
  • Reading regularly at home; please encourage your child to keep a record of any reading they do outside of school in their reading journal on Seesaw. A reading book will be allocated each week and Collins e-books can be accessed online following our uploads on a Friday afternoon.
  • Maths homework will continue to be set each week.

Equipment

Pupils should bring their reading books and library books to school daily. The school sells Bournville Village Primary School bags which we recommend as they are the perfect size for everything your child needs and fit well in our small cloakrooms. A Bournville Village Primary School water bottle can also be purchased from the school office or the school shop. Please ensure that only these water bottles are sent into school and that they contain water only. Pupils do not need a pencil case as we will provide pupils with the stationery required to access the curriculum.

Behaviour

We have a positive approach to behaviour management and incorporate our core values into everything that we do. Our focus value changes with each month and they are displayed in our school hall. All adults in school refer to these values and look for pupils demonstrating them. We encourage all pupils to follow our three core expectations for behaviour: Be kind, Be safe, Be Responsible. Through these, pupils can demonstrate our school values with their words and actions: Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Challenge, Compassion, Collaboration.

Recommended reads

English -Traditional tales and Poetry, such as:

Reading Rivers

We will be completing class reading rivers that display children’s book recommendations; this will be extended over the year to include further book choices which children have read.

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