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  • Year 2

    We would like to welcome you and your child to Year 2. We all hope that your child will enjoy their time in their new class, building on the skills and knowledge they have learnt in Year 1. We aim to ensure that every child feels happy and safe and is successful in achieving to the highest attainment and makes good progress throughout the year.

     

    This year the Year 2 team are: Lindsay Turner (2T and Year Group Leader); Jess Collett (2C) and Natalie Baker (2B). The children are also supported by Adrienne Chant-Tuft, Sam Dear, Marta Montenegro Lopez, Amanda Bailey and Tracy Adams

    Within Year 2, children will have a range of opportunities to explore and extend their learning in all areas of the curriculum, as each lesson will seek to challenge and ignite their thirst for learning.  The children will have weekly Learning Partners that they will collaborate with during lessons. This will enable them to share ideas and consolidate what they have learnt. 

     

    Now that the children are in Year 2, we encourage and support them in becoming responsible and independent learners. Our expectations are that your child takes pride in their work and are proud of their achievements in all areas of school life. We look forward to sharing the successes of the year group and individual children with you.

     

    Within Year 2, the children will continue to have specialist lessons in French, Music and Physical Education. There will also be a range of educational trips and visitors to enhance the children’s learning and bring it to life.

     

    We look forward to meeting you during this first term. We are always happy to speak to you about any concerns you have and you can contact us after school or via email at the addresses below. We value the hard work you do at home to support your child and look forward to sharing that with you. We are always delighted if parents can come in and help in any way, so if you would like to do this, or have any special talents that you would like to share, please come and see us!

    We look forward to the year ahead.

     

    Mrs Lindsay Turner                     lturner@wimbledonpark.merton.sch.uk            

    Miss Natalie Baker                   nbaker@wimbledonpark.merton.sch.uk

    Miss Jess Collett                       jcollett@wimbledonpark.merton.sch.uk

     

    Thank you,

    The Year 2 Team

     

     


     

     

     

     

  • In Year 2 we have a dynamic curriculum engaging children in an integrated, creative and stimulating approach. Children are encouraged and supported to become inquisitive and independent learners.

    In English the children study a range of genres including short stories, information leaflets, persuasive arguments, setting and character descriptions and explanations texts, all of which are linked to our core texts. 

    Maths is taught using a mastery approach, continuing on from Year 1, where emphasis is placed upon children mastering maths concepts and developing "number sense". The aim is for children to become fluent by teaching new concepts through following a set of microscopic steps for each unit.  Problem solving is a major of the programme helping the children to gain a deep understanding of number calculation, shape, space and measures. Another key aspect of their mathematical learning is for children to reason their answer and be able to apply their understanding of concepts in different contexts.

    Each term the children will start a new topic which will encompass other subjects including Science, History and Geography.   Please see the Knowledge Organisers below for the current half term topics for Year 2. 

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    • Each week, home learning will be distributed on a Wednesday and collected on Monday. Home learning endeavours to consolidate and extend what is happening in class. Children will receive spellings along with either a maths or English task. In addition, we expect all children to read daily for about 15 minutes. We encourage children to read a range of books and celebrate the enjoyment of reading for pleasure.

      Children have access to additional reading and math websites. Please see below for the links.

      Links for Parents

      Year 2 SATs Information Workshop

      Please feel free to look through the information regarding Year 2 SATs for some details about the process, purpose and tasks used in SATs.  

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    • EventStart timeEnd time
      Curriculum Week Monday 1 Jun 2020 Friday 5 Jun 2020