Welcome to Year Two!

There are 2 Year Two classes, the Mulberry class and the Dewberry class.

Mulberry

Mr Barraclough is the Class Teacher for Mulberry Class.

Dewberry

Miss Degg teaches the Dewberry Class.

Miss Barkworth and Mr Layer work across Year 2 supporting all children.

In Year Two we continue to develop the children’s independent learning skills to build upon their learning from Year 1. We use a more structured approach to the National Curriculum to develop the children's progressive learning, ensuring that learning is fun and engaging at all times. Throughout the year we will be working hard to ensure that the children are ready for their transition to Key Stage 2.

Parents As Partners

Following on from Year 1, we are keen to keep you heavily involved in your child’s learning throughout Year Two. For this reason we will use the following methods to ensure effective communication.

Termly Newsletters As well as school newsletters, you will also receive a bulletin all about Year 1. This will come to you via your child’s book bag.
A weekly Dear Parents letter This will give you reminders and information about the week ahead as well as ways to support your child at home. You will find this in our Activity Area windows as well as on our website.
Terrific Tree Toppers Each term we will hold an Open Afternoon where parents are invited to come in to the classroom and share our learning experiences. These afternoons will be themed around our Learning Journeys and will offer parents the chance to speak to the Class Teacher and explore their child’s work.
Our website pages Here you will find copies of our Newsletters, Dear Parents, Termly Updates as well as photo galleries.
Social Media Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Term 6

Thursday, 15th June, 9:26 AM

English

In English this term, Year Two will be focusing on story writing with a pirate theme to link in with our Learning Journey ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. The children will follow and adapt a model text to support them in their writing, before writing their very own story later in the term.
Following this, the children will be looking at a number of sea shanties with the aim of writing their own. This will also link with our Learning Journey to provide a cross-curricular link give the children a great experience. 

Maths

For Term 6, Year Two will be completing project work where the focus is on reasoning and justifying predictions, estimations and answers. The children will be using practical resources alongside the mental calculation skills already learnt this year to solve a variety of puzzles and investigations.
Later on in the term, the children will be revisiting their place value knowledge to ensure that they are secure for the move up to Key Stage 2 next year. They will use their place value knowledge to solve problems and puzzles, presenting their findings to their peers.

Learning Journey

This term, Year two will be discovering the story of Pirates and Smugglers in Hastings.
In Science the children will learn about living things and their habitats by investigating the outside areas for bugs and minibeasts. They will conclude their learning by creating a bug hotel in our woodland area.

The children will also be taking part in Forest School this term, visiting the woodland area to investigate the various trees and plants, while also learning some outdoor skills.

In Art, the children will be creating pirate hand puppets, linking with their story writing in English. The children will create a character and then think about its features, using suitable materials and colours.