Welcome to Year 2
Hello and Welcome to Year 2!
The Year Two team would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and outline some of the exciting learning that will be taking place this year. Year Two completes the children's journey in Key Stage One, so it's a very important year! We do lots revisiting prior learning and build on this to complete new learning. We look forward to sharing our learning with you along the way. We thank you, in advance, for your support throughout the year, we really appreciate it and it really does make a difference.
Our Classes & Staff
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bean and Miss Stoneham
Home Learning Expectations
Home learning will be put on Class Dojo every Friday. Each week children will practise spellings, reading and times tables.
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Useful Information Regarding Assessment in Year 2
What are SATS?
Year 2 have to complete Statutory Assessments in Reading and Maths.
Writing is not assessed as we assess pieces of writing that the children complete throughout the year.
The results of these are reported to the Local Education Authority and are recorded nationally.
When will your child sit their SATS assessments?
There are four assessments, they will complete two during one week and two during the following week. Two reading assessments and two mathematics assessments.
The SATS assessments will take place during May. We do not express when in May we are doing them as we do not want the children to think it is anything out of the ordinary.
The tests won't feel unusual for the children. We complete assessments every half term (which are previous SATS papers) so the children will not even know they are completing them. We do not use the word SATS.
We will send out more information regarding the SATS assessments nearer the time. Please remember that these assessments are nothing to be worried about, they do them every half term and it helps teachers make our final end of year judgments about your child’s attainment and progress.
Useful information regarding the Phonics re-take
The phonics screening check is a quick check of your child’s ability to decode words using only his or her phonic knowledge. The check is a statutory requirement for all children in Year 1. If your child did not pass the phonics screening test in Year 1 they will need to retake the screening check during the Summer term.
How does the check work?
- Your child was asked to read a list of 40 words aloud to their teacher.
- The check contained a mix of real words and ‘non-words’ (or ‘nonsense words’). Non-words are important because words such as ‘vap’ or ‘jound’ are new to all children.
- Children cannot read the non-words by using their memory or vocabulary; they have to use their decoding skills. This is a fair way to assess their ability to decode.
Year 2 Reading Spine
Below is a recommended list of books for Year 2 children, we have copies of these in school and will be looking at a variety of them throughout the year. Please feel free to discuss these with your child/encourage them to read these books or others by these authors. Please contact your class teacher if you’d like to discuss these books or receive other recommendations.