Year 2 Information

All of the Year 2 curriculum information and newsletters

Welcome to Year 2

2JH

Mrs Hancock

2NH

Mrs Nash, Mrs Harbour

2NB

Making Contact

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We like to welcome the children in calmly each morning so we would prefer if you could wait until after school if you need to talk to us.
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Please pass on any messages to the Teaching Assistants on the doors in the morning and they will pass it on to the relevant teacher. We will contact you or catch up with you at the end of the day.
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If you want to talk to the teacher we are very happy for you to catch us at the end of the day. But please can you wait until we have safely seen the rest of the class out.

Things your child needs...

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All children need a water bottle.
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Please label all items of clothing.
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All children need a PE kit kept in school.
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As it is getting colder- please make sure your child has a coat/rain coat.

PE kit:

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Please could we have PE kit in school at all times.
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All PE items should be clearly named.
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Stud earrings at all times/no other jewellery.
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PE/Dance is on a Wednesday.

Homework

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Each week the children will be given weekly spellings in a yellow book, which will need to be practised at home.
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The children will have a homework book with a “Homework Activities Grid” for each term full of exciting activities for them to choose from. They are expected to do one of these activities a week but if they want to do more then they can!
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We will stick the current times times table your child is currently working on at the back of their book so you can keep supporting them.
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Furthermore, children are expected to read with an adult EVERY night.
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The homework will be given out every Friday and must be returned every Wednesday.
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The homework book is marked with a star stamper.
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X1 star is good and equals one house point.
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X2 stars is great and equals two house points.
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X3 stars is fabulous and equals three house points.

Growth Mindset

Our whole school learning power for the autumn term is Engagement and our character that represents that learning behaviour is the wide-eyed owl, called Barney.

Barney Owl

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I come in to school each morning ready to work.
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I know what ‘good listening’ looks like.
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I can listen to my teacher and my Learning Partner.
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I can concentrate on my work until I finish.
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I enjoy learning.
Barney Owl

Learning Behaviour in Year 2

Each term we focus on a different learning power. In Term 1 our focus is Engagement and each class has worked on a set of class rules to get the best out of every day. Our learning partners encourage and support our ideas and we are aware that mistakes are part of the learning process.

Our motto is:

It’s ok if you don’t know
But it’s not ok if you don’t try!

Making mistakes help us learn and thoughts help us grow! Encourage your child’s Love of Learning by getting them to explore their thought bubble ideas!

Remind your child that: “I can’t do it,” does not exist. Encourage them to think,

“I can’t do it…. Yet!”

Each week the children will be randomly paired up with a new learning partner. This helps to develop the children’s relationships with their classmates and ensures that all children are involved in whole class discussions.

CLASS RULES AND YEAR 2 LEARNING PARTNERS

The children in each class have agreed some class rules. This helps them to keep their name on the ‘green’ area of the class behaviour chart (green is good!) Also each week a child from each of the year 2 classes will be chosen as a “Learning Partner of the week” and they will receive a certificate linked to the learning power “being engaged.”

Topics

Our topic changes each term, full details can be found in the "Curriculum Information" section at the bottom of this page.

Share a Book

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We would love to invite you to come into school with your child on a Tuesday morning 'Share a book'
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Arrive with your child and stay until 9.05.
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Invitation is open to parents, grandparents, family friend. Anyone who would enjoy sharing a book with your child.
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Younger siblings invited too!

Helping in the Classroom

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Please let us know if you would like to come in to help in the classroom.
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You may be asked to work with small groups, listen to readers or help with classroom preparation. Whatever it is we would be very grateful!
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You will need to be DBS checked before you can start. Please ask at the office for a form.
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You will need a DBS if you hope to join us on a school trip too.

Year 2 Curriculum Information

Curriculum Information - Term 2

Curriculum Information - Term 1

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Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Williams
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Young
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs M McKay
  • Inclusion Leader: Ms C Adams
  • Deputy DSLs:  Miss K Swaine, Ms C Adams,
    Mr J Goulding

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