Here is the current Year Two team!
In 2W we have: Miss Beckett as the class teacher and Mrs Keat as class teaching assistant.
In 2B we have: Mrs Keat as the class teacher and Mrs Giles as class teaching assistant.
Thank you for taking the time to come and look at the exciting learning that takes place in Year Two. We will be updating this blog weekly, so scroll down for weekly information. Please read this blog to find some interesting information about life in Year Two. We will keep this page updated regularly with blogs, pictures and information.
Our Year Two Team consists of Miss Beckett and Mrs Keat in 2W and Mrs Keat, Mrs Giles in 2B, and of course, our fantastic learners! We are also delighted to announce that we will have student teacher Mrs Mullen joining us to complete her teacher training.
Learning in Year Two
We understand that the transition from Year one to Year Two can seem a little daunting, especially with the circumstances of the previous academic year. However, the Year Two team have been in close correspondence with the previous Year One team to ensure a smooth transition. This has included a detailed transition meeting between previous teachers and new teachers detailing where the children currently are in their learning and what their next steps are, along with friendship groups, likes, dislikes and interests. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to spend some time with the children one afternoon before breaking for the summer and we can’t wait to see them again!
In September, you will have access to the Year Two timetable where you will be able to see your child’s daily routine and the areas of the curriculum covered. We will also update the blog weekly, where we will share what we have been up to, along with photos of our learning process.
In line with our school values, we promote the use of the following learning skills; Find out Flamingo (curiosity), Keep going Koala (determination), Ideas Iguana (creativity), Have a go Hippo (enthusiasm) and Team Work Turtle (responsibility). Please feel free to talk to your children about these skills and how we use them in school.
writing we will be kicking off the year with the wonderful traditional tale of
the Three Little Pigs. During this term we focus on sentence structures with
full stops, capital letters, finger spaces, adjectives and a developing
knowledge of punctuation such as commas, exclamation marks etc. We start to
develop pace and stamina to write at length as well as developing the use of
Maths: We start our mathematical journey with Place value and numbers to 100. We then start to explore addition and subtraction within 100 using resources, pictures and a formal written method.
*Super Challenge* - With our helpful friend ‘Percy Parker’ we Begin to learn the 2s, 5s and 10 times tables.
Reading: Each day we will have guided reading/ whole class reading session. However, this is not always recorded as it can take time away from discussions about books with the children. Each day the children will complete 1:2:1 reading as well as daily phonics and SPAG (Spelling and Grammar) lessons. In Year Two we also have other opportunities in reading which include: Applied reading, paired reading, e-books, library sessions, audio books and shared reading with other year groups.
Each morning, we ask that the children are dropped off at the same green gate as last year (next to the Reception classrooms) at 8:25am. The children will then independently enter their classroom to organise their belongings and get ready for an exciting day of learning. This time of day is a busy time for teachers so we ask that any messages are passed on via the teacher on duty who will then pass the information on to the class teacher. If you have any further concerns or questions then an appointment can be made via the office.
End of day routines
At the end of the day, please come outside your child’s classroom at 2:40 so that we can dismiss your child to you and pass over any messages about the day. If you are ever unable to collect your child, please either phone the office or pass it on to the teacher on the gate in the morning. We will not send any child home with anyone different unless we have had a message to do so.
Things to bring to school
Full school uniform, a waterproof coat, book bag with reading record and book, water bottle. In the summer months, please bring a hat and sun-cream. Please ensure that every item is clearly named.
Rather than keeping PE kits in school this term, please send your child in to school in their PE kit every Tuesday. They will then stay in their PE kit throughout the day.
White T Shirt or polo shirt or School PE Shirt/Black or very dark coloured plain shorts (with the option of leggings underneath or jogging bottoms on the top)/White Sports Socks/Trainers or Plimsolls/Either a school jumper, a very dark plain jumper (no hood) or the branded WPA PE Training Top.
Free fruit will continue to be provided in Year Two. However, if your child would like to bring their own fruit then they are more than welcome to. In order to promote healthy eating, we do ask that children only bring fruit to school.
The children will continue to receive a free school lunch each day. The menu will continue to be on the school website so please have a conversation with your child each morning about what they would like to have. Alternatively, your child is welcome to bring their own packed lunch.
Home Learning (Homework)
At Wadebridge Primary, we believe that home learning is an important aspect of a child’s education. We believe that it encourages children to realise that learning can take place outside of the classroom as well as in school. Home learning allows parents, carers and the school to work in partnership for the benefit of the children. The home learning tasks give opportunities for children to practise and apply the skills learnt in school. We do understand that children are busy bees at school and are often tired when they get home.
Reading: Regular reading (3X weekly) recorded within your child’s reading record. Children will be given a Golden Ticket if their reading log is signed three times (or more) in one week.
Spelling Books: Your child will be given a little red book, inside will be the week’s spelling for them to practice at home ready for the weekly spelling test on a Friday. To accompany the weekly list, will be a story, where the children can spot and apply the spelling rule learnt that week. Please consider this as one of your 3 reads!
Additional home learning: Your child’s class teacher will let you know about the additional home learning tasks that may be set for Year Two.
Optional home learning: We encourage the children to bring in any resources or projects linked to their current topic. For example, they may wish to go to the library to borrow books, paint a picture or build a model. The children can then share their learning with their classmates and display it with our topic display.
We know that the children often get up to some amazing things out of school too. If you have visited somewhere interesting or achieved an award (swimming, karate etc.) then please let us know! We love to celebrate all types of learning and achievements.
We look forward to letting you know more about Year Two soon and sharing pictures and learning with you.
Miss Beckett & Mrs Keat (The Year Two Team)
This week, Year 2 have been learning a new story and if you hadn't guessed it yet - it's The Gingerbread Man!
We started the week by reading the story and then we really enjoyed our role play activity to act out the story. If you look at our photos really carefully then you might be able to guess which actions stand for the gingerbread man as he runs down the lane. You might also be able to see the chasing characters shout, 'STOP!'
In our topic learning this week, we have read all about the amazing work that Marie Curie did to help us. Lots of us realised that we have directly benefited from her work, especially if we have broken a bone and needed an X-ray!
We are looking forward to our topic 'WOW - day' next week. Remember: Come into school on Thursday 21st October dressed as someone who looks after us. It could be a nurse, doctor, firefighter, parent, carer. We can't wait to see what you have thought of.
Look at our WOW Writing – We are so pleased with the children's progress in writing. You can tell that the boys are back in town with their fantastic presentation. They have each taken such care and improved incredibly since Year One. Check out their match it or better it pieces!
James – Summer Term 2 Year 1 / Autumn Term Year 2
Joseph – Summer Term 2 Year 1 / Autumn Term Year 2
Frank – Summer Term 2 Year 1 / Autumn Term Year 2
Matthew - Summer Term 2 Year 1 / Autumn Term Year 2
News just in!
Hello everyone, I am Mrs Mullen and I will be in 2W completing my Teacher Training. I will be working alongside Miss Beckett to teach across the academic year. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first two weeks at WPA, the children have been incredibly welcoming and friendly. I look forward to getting to know them all better and I am really excited for this year!
Wow, we would first like to say well done to everyone in Year Two. You have been absolute superstars over the past two weeks and it has been so wonderful to see you settle in so well. We cannot wait to continue the rest of the year with you.
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INSET day Monday 1 November 2021. School Starts back on Tuesday 2 Nov at 0825.
PE Days: Y1: Thurs; Y2: Tues; Y3: Mon; Y4: Friday; Y5: Weds and Fri; Yr 6: Weds and Fri.
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