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Year 2

                                                                                                              

Welcome to Year 2!

'You're off to great places, today is your day, your mountain is waiting so... Get on your way!' 
Dr Seuss. 

 

In Year 2 at The Radstone Primary School we want to continue to build on the foundations from Reception and Year 1 and prepare them for a smooth transition into Key Stage 2. 

 

Throughout the year we will be covering lots of exciting topics in all curriculum subjects. Some of these will include:
Great Fire of London, The Industrial Revolution, Local Industry, Pirates, Seaside Locations and Meerkat at Christmas.  

We will also be able to go on lots of exciting trips and have visitors coming into school that will help to enrich the children’s learning experiences.
                         Meerkat Christmas: Amazon.co.uk: Gravett, Emily: Books

Some Key Information about Year 2 

Kinetic Letters: Bounce the Brave Monkey and Skip the Scared Monkey help us to understand our letter formation and position in our Kinetic Letters handwriting sessions. The children in Year 2 will take part in their daily handwriting session every day where we will focus on building muscle strength for writing and correctly forming letters leading to joining our letters up later in the year. 

Phonics and Spelling: The children will all have an exciting phonics or spelling session on a daily basis based on the 'Letters and Sounds' phonics programme and following the Read Write Inc Spelling programme. You can find out more about RWI here and phonics here.  

Guided Reading Groups also take place where the children share books as a group, continue to build on their vocabulary list and also begin to show their understanding of the text they are reading by asking and answering questions. We do this using Jane Considine’s Book Talk. We have attached a Suggested Reading List for your reference below. As well as our guided reading groups, the children will visit our school Library at least once a week. 

PE lessons will take place on a Wednesday with Mrs Keites (PE Specialist Teacher). We would appreciate it if all children could bring a full, named PE kit/cold weather kit which will remain in school. Please can long hair be tied back and earrings removed on this day. Please ensure all kit is named. 

Music will take place every week with a specialist Music Teacher. The children will learn exciting new songs and explore different instruments.

Art will take place every week with Mrs Fulford, a specialist Art Teacher.  The children will have Art in the Art/DT room and be able to explore colour and different media whilst producing their own works of Art.

Year 2 are taught by Miss Matthews (Assistant Headteacher/Key Stage 1 Leader) & Mrs Medlyn (2KM) supported by Mrs Brunning (TA), Mrs Emms (HLTA Thursday) & Ms Pepper (HLTA Mon, Tues, Weds & Fri). Please follow our exciting learning journey throughout the year on ClassDojo, Twitter @RadstonePrimary and Facebook @TheRadstone to keep up to date with what is happening in the classroom.

 

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