Year 2 (Jade Class) 

Welcome to Year 2.  This page provides you with everything you will need to know about life in Jade Class. We hope you will find it useful, but if you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 2 team.

 

To support children’s learning at home during the current national school closures, we expect all children to:

  • Complete their weekly tasks on Mathletics and Spellodrome. Children’s login details can be found within their contact book.
  • Read at least four times a week. Don’t forget to get your contact book signed!  
  • Practise weekly spellings and year group spelling lists, which can be accessed on the class pages of our website.

Please see the English and Maths pages for additional resources and websites.

 In addition to the above, work will be uploaded here daily for children to access in order to continue with their learning.

 

Home Learning During School Closure

Easter Holidays!

From Thursday 2nd until Wednesday 15th April there will not be any Home Learning uploaded to the website.  Please find suggestions of other activities and resources in the following document:
 EYFS and KS1 Easter Holiday

Please also read this important letter from the headteacher, Rosie Piper. Letter to Parents

W‚Äčork will appear on the relevant class pages from Thursday 16th April.

 

Monday 30th March 2020
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Wednesday 1st April 2020
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Monday 23rd March 2020
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Thursday 26th March 2020
Friday 27th March 2020

 

  

Staff

  • Class teacher: Miss F Shaw
  • Teaching assistant: Mrs J Norris and Mrs E Wright

 

Curriculum and Topics

Children in Year 2 follow the National Curriculum, which sets out the objectives for all of the subjects. The key areas in the curriculum are as follows: Maths, English, Science, PE, Computing, History, Geography, Religious Education, PSHE, Art and Design and Music. 

 

At Cranbrook Primary we teach most subjects through a creative curriculum, based around a topic and a range of core reading texts. This allows the children to fully immerse themselves in their learning through an engaging theme, visitors, trips, a 'stunning start' to launch the topic and an opportunity to share their learning with others at the end of the topic. 

 

As curriculum newsletters for each topic become available, these will be available by clicking on the links below: 

 

Term 1                Term 2              Term 3            Term 4             Term 5              Term 6

                         T1 Word Mat     T2 Word Mat   T3 Word Mat   T4 Word Mat

 

There will be several opportunities for you to come in and see your child's topic learning over the course of the year, through our Topic celebration events. These will run after school and will provide your child with a chance to show you their topic books, in school learning and home learning tasks. Look out for dates in the school calendar!

 

Reading

Children will be expected to bring their book bags into school every day. We believe that reading is an extremely important skill and ask that you support us at home by reading at least four times a week with your child and recording it in the communication book, with a comment and signature. 

 

Please ensure you provide a record of reading in your child's communication book, so that staff are  able to provide new books. Communication books will be checked daily and books changed once they have been read.

 

Spellings

Alongside reading at least four times a week, your child will also have spelling books sent home with them every Friday, which must be returned the following Friday. Please help your child to practise and learn these spellings; they will be tested every Friday at school. Please find below the Year 2 spelling rules.

Year 2 Spelling list

 

 

Home learning

A home learning task in the form of maths, English or topic will also be sent home in your child's home learning book every Friday. This needs to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

 

Behaviour and Rewards

In Key stage 1 the class behaviour system takes the form of a rocket displayed in class. All children start afresh in the middle (on green) every day; poor behaviour leads to children moving down to amber, and then red. Positive behaviour choices will lead to children being moved up to silver, and then gold. Any colour rating at the end of the day that is green or above should be celebrated, however children reaching gold will receive a gold sticker so that they can share their achievement with you! 

 

Every Friday one child in the class will be chosen for a shine certificate, which will be awarded for exceptional effort or behaviour. 

 

Equipment

Every child should have the following named equipment at school:

  • Water bottle
  • Book bag
  • PE kit
  • Change of underwear
  • Suitable coat with hood

PE

Children will have a PE session every week. Therefore it is important that kit is correct and in school. Details of what items are required for PE can be found in the home-school communication books. 

 

School Day

The school gate opens at 8:40am. Children arriving will go straight into class to begin early morning activities. Please ensure your child is in school by 8.50am, after which point the school gate will be closed and your child will be marked as 'late' in the register. 

School finishes at 3.15pm and children should be picked up outside, by the hall entrance. Once the teacher has seen you, your child will be dismissed. Please contact the school office if you are running late or somebody different needs to collect your child. Teachers are not responsible for your child after this time.

 

Morning snack

Children in key stage 1 will receive a piece of fruit for morning break. If you would like your child to receive milk, this will need to be ordered and paid for- please see the school office for details.  

 

Lunch

Lunch time is from 12-1pm. In key stage 1 children are currently entitled to a free hot meal. They will be asked to state whether they are having a school dinner or a packed lunch every morning. If your child is bringing a packed lunch then the box or bag will need to be clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.