Welcome to Year Two!
Our Year Two classes are the Seahorses and Turtles.
Mrs ButtersSeahorses (p/t)
Ms ReddickTurtles (p/t)
The teachers are assisted by Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Spraggon.
Meeting your Class Teacher
If you have any questions, please do speak to us at drop-off or pick-up time. If this is not possible, we are happy to arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time or you can call or email the office. You can also email us using the Teams' email address,(@aldrington.org).
Parents’ Evenings are held in October and February each year, with an opportunity to meet again once the end of year individual annual reports have been sent home.
In Year Two we explore three exciting topics:
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|We start with the Great Fire of London and even meet the fire service with a fire engine. After half-term we focus on a traditional tale set in a winter wonderland.||Sir Michael of Lewes has asked for our help, so we train as squires, investigate the life of a medieval knight and fulfil our quest!||We meet the creatures of the deep ocean – including Seahorses and Turtles – on our trip to the Sea Life Centre. The topic ends with a focus on summer seaside holidays.|
Details of our termly curriculum can be found in the topic leaflets below. Please click to download.
Trips and Dates
PE and Uniform
Please remember that children must wear a tie between October half-term and Easter as part of their full school uniform. In the colder months, please ensure that children have a coat for break and lunchtimes. The children will go out as much as possible at break and lunchtimes so will need waterproof jackets on a regular basis.
In Year 2, PE is on a Monday and Friday.
Children need their PE kit for both inside and outside sport. During colder months, please do include a fleece. PE kits should be kept in school all week and brought home at the end of each half-term. For details about our PE kit, please click here. During the pandemic, the children need to wear their PE kit to school on their PE days, and stay in it all day.
Year 2 children should continue to read at home regularly. We recommend at least fifteen minutes five times a week. This is essential to developing reading skills and all learning. Please complete the Reading Record booklet, which will be seen by the class teacher each week. The children have the opportunity to change their reading book daily.
Please click here for questions and ideas to make the most out of reading at home and together.
The children are revising the Year 1 phonics in Phase 3 and 5 and then continuing with the Year 2 spelling rules. Please practise with Phonics Play, which is continuing with the free lockdown access: login of March20 and the password home. This year, due to the lockdown in the Summer term, Year 2 will be taking the Phonics Screening test at the start of December. Those children who don't pass the screen test will have a second opportunity to take the test in the Summer Term 2021, as per usual.
Spelling lists will be sent out each half term. For ideas on how to practise words, please click here. The first spelling lists sent are of the commonly used words children use in their writing every day. The individual homework copy is highlighted to show the words each child can spell so that they know the words they are working on. For a copy of the 'First 100 High Frequency Words' (HFW) and then the following spelling list, the 'Next 200 High Frequency Words' (HFW), please click on the buttons below.
Children should spend time each week practising their times tables. The children have individual logins to Times Tables Rock Stars (TTR) and can build progress by playing regularly. They need to start by accessing the 'student' login (not the 'teacher' one) and selecting 'Garage', as that will train them up on how to improve speed and accuracy as well as develop their times tables skills strategically, with the easier Y1 and Y2 times tables first. With TTR, the more they achieve the harder the questions will become.
The children are also regularly set a specific piece of homework based on class work, which is generally English, maths or topic related.
Homework is set each Thursday and is due the following Tuesday. Initially hard copies of homework will be sent home. This will change to homework being sent home via School Ping. Please remind children to put their homework books in the box by Tuesday.
Food and Drink
Every child should come to school daily with a (name labelled) water bottle. Please do not put it in the book bag as it may spill!
A fruit or vegetable snack is provided for each child every day. If, however, your child is not keen on many fruits or vegetables, you may provide your own fruit or vegetable snack (not fruit bars, such as Yo Yo bars). Please label the snack to prevent upset, and keep it out of lunch boxes which are stored separately.
Please remember that no food that includes nuts is to be brought into school, this include hummus with sesame seed oil.
Normally, children may arrive at school from 8:40am and must be present by 8:50am. Key Stage 1 children finish at 3:10pm and can be collected from the KS1 playground. After 3:15pm, children should be collected from the school office.