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St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Parish, Family, School

Year 2

  

Welcome to Year 2!  Your child has now entered an important stage of their primary school experience: this is the year of the Key Stage 1 (KS1) end-of-year attainment tests known as SATS, which mark the end of their KS1 journey.

For many parents, this can feel like an emotional time, as their child prepares for their first formal testing and reaches the end of their stage as an infant. While you do need to be mindful of the end goal for this year, it is also important to see it for the wonderful year that it is.

The final year of KS1 will see your child being encouraged to work more independently. At this age, most children will have improved their ability to coordinate movement and their language/speech will be increasingly complex and grammatically correct, so it’s an exciting year for children, parents and teachers. This guide will help you to understand what your child will be learning and suggest helpful ways in which you can support them at home. At the beginning of the year, we prepared a transition document to help you to find out more about Year 2 - please click here to view this.  
 

Year 2 has two classes - The teacher in 2B is Mrs Brown.  The teacher in 2G is Miss Gannon.  

Please make us aware of any concerns you may have regarding your child’s homework, behaviour or learning.   How to contact your child’s teacher:

  • Write a note in your child’s home/school journal. Please remind your child to show the note to their teacher 
  • Email: info@st-edmunds.richmond.sch.uk
     

If you are having to self-isolate at home, please click here to visit our dedicated home learning page to access resources to keep you busy. 

 


The Curriculum - What will my child do in Year 2? 

Please click here to find out more about the curriculum in Year 2. 


Important information

Year 2 have PE on a Monday (Autumn term), Wednesday and Friday. 
At present, children should come to school wearing their PE kit on those days. They should have a spare pair of shoes to wear on a Wednesday in case their trainers get wet or muddy.
 

Reading books are changed on a Tuesday. Books are then collected back in for quarantining on a Friday. If your child does not bring them back on a FRIDAY they will not be given a new set of books. This will make them sad. At a certain ‘level’ children will only receive one book per week, because they are considerably longer (Covid-19).

Please ensure your child has their Home/School journal, with their reading books in school every day, so that staff can monitor the frequency of their reading and sign it as appropriate. Guided Reading is also carried out, with a different group of children reading each day, so their journals need to be kept in their bags, so this can be recorded.

 Click here to view a suggested reading list for children in Year 2. 

On the days your child doesn’t have a reading book from school, (Friday-Monday) it would be beneficial to them if they logged onto ‘Reading Eggs’. Your child has a login in stuck to the front page of their Home/School journal.
 

This year homework will be on a Week A /Week B basis.  Each week homework will be given out on a Monday and returned the following Monday.

 

Week A – What does this look like? 

Reading each evening for 10 mins. (Reading Eggs on days they don’t have a book).

Spelling – 15 spellings to be learnt every week. Spelling test is on Monday and new words are given out on Monday also.

English – 1 activity per week. Children will be given an English homework book to record their work. We would like your child to pick an activity from the ‘English Ideas’ homework grid to put in their book. Additionally, you can use ‘Education City’ to complete further English activities if you feel there is a need.

Maths – 1 activity per week. Children will be given a Maths homework book. We would like your child to pick an activity from the ‘Maths Ideas’ homework grid to put in their book. As with English, you can use ‘Education City’ to complete further activities if you feel there is a need. Ids and passwords will be in the front of the Home/School journal.

Week B – What does it look like?

Reading each evening for 10 mins. (Reading Eggs on days they don’t have a book).  

Spelling – 15 spellings to be learnt every week. Spelling test is on Monday and new words are given out on Monday also.

English - Each child will be given a special CGP book of their own and told which page(s) to complete.

Maths - Each child will be given a special CGP book of their own and told which page(s) to complete.