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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, Katie Morag, An Island Home, The Industrial Revolution, Local Industry, Pirates, Seaside Locations and Christmas. 

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 morning 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 have also 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 Tuesday 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. The children will go Swimming every Wednesday on the minibus, from the beginning of Year 2. This is taught by Mrs Bond (Specialist Swimming Teacher) and supported by Mrs Montague and the class teacher and teaching assistant. Goggles are not recommended unless there is a medical benefit and will only be permitted if a consent form has been signed. 

Music will take place every week on a Wednesday where the children will learn exciting new songs, become part of the Year 2 Choir and explore different instruments.

Year 2 are taught by Miss Matthews (Key Stage 1 Leader) supported by Miss Cumming (HLTA Tues-Thurs) and Mrs Allen (TA Mon/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.