To see the end of year expectations for Year 2 in reading, writing and maths click here to open the core curriculum framework document. You can see a sample weekly timetable by clicking here – please note this is purely to illustrate how a typical week may look and not necessarily exactly what happens every week – changes to timetables occur frequently, if you want more accurate and up to date information please speak to the class teacher.
In Year 2 children have the opportunity to write in many different formats, have guided reading and phonics lessons daily, visit the school library to get a book to take home as well as consolidating and progressing their learning in maths through number, shape, data handling and problem solving.
Reading books and reading diaries go home every afternoon and are brought to school every morning. We encourage the children to read every night, and write in their reading diary each time they do so. Each child has a unique login for ‘Reading Eggs’ which provides reading challenges and questions to do independently. To support maths you could help them practice their mental maths and times tables. Fun maths games and challenges can be found on the ‘Educational Links’ page under ‘School info’ or in the ‘Home Learning’ sections of the website. Using your child’s unique login for ‘Mathletics’ also gives you lots of activities to support learning. Ask your teacher if you need a copy of the login details.
PE will take place on Thursdays. Children need a plain white t-shirt and blue jogging bottoms or shorts to change into, as well as suitable footwear.
Year 2 will swim in the Autumn term. All children with long hair must wear a swimming hat. Jewellery should not be worn, however small studded earrings are acceptable. We travel on foot to Kentish Town Swimming Pool so children should be dressed appropriately depending on the weather for the journey.
Any homework that is given out will usually be on a Friday and will be due in the following week. If children are finding it difficult, discuss homework club with the teacher. Each class is also working from a topic homework matrix. These change termly and consist of topic linked activities for the children to choose from and complete a set number each half term. See the Year 2 Home Learning pages for copies of the current matrix if you lose it.
The golden book assembly takes place every Friday, if your child is receiving a certificate you are more than welcome to attend. In addition to this, Year 2 will occasionally invite parents in to end of topic presentations. We will let you know in advance when these are scheduled.