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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!


The team consists of Mrs Ghosh (2 Alfred and Year 2 Team Leader), Mrs Khural (2 Edward), Miss Cranfield (2 Elizabeth), Mrs Rolfe (Intervention teacher), Mrs Sawyer (HLTA), Mrs Badugu (Key Worker), Mrs Tantry (Key Worker) and Mrs Temour (Key Worker). Also supporting the children and adults is Mrs Parmley who is the Vice Principal for Years 1 and 2.


Year 2 sees the beginning of children starting the reading scheme, Accelerated reader. Children are encouraged to read at home and then complete the quiz related to the book in school. We ask that parents listen to their child read and then encourage their child to discuss the contents of the book. 

In Year 2, the children will work on their handwriting. We encourage cursive handwriting and teach the children how to do this. Some children find this difficult but with resilience and encouragement the children will find it easier. Extra practice at home in this area would be beneficial to the children - teachers will send home guidance for parents.


Project Based Learning (PBL) is an exciting part of the curriculum in Year 2. Children enjoy completing their Project Passports at home with their family and are encouraged to share their work with senior leaders across the school. It important that children are able to transfer the skills that they learn in other areas of the curriculum and are given plenty of opportunity to do this through their writing in PBL.


At the end of the year, the children are assessed under given guidelines from the government. They sit statutory assessments and this aids the teachers to provide the children with a teacher assessment in reading, writing and maths. Our aim is that by the end of Year 2, all children are able to move into Year 3 with the foundations of all learning secure and they are able to build on that in Key Stage 2.

KS1 SATs Meeting Presentation - Oct 2019