Welcome to Year 2
Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be
The Year 2 team would like to welcome you to our Year 2 page.
Here you will find lots of information about all of the fun things Class 4 and Class 5 will be learning.
We will also share some useful information so you can support your child at home.
Meet the Teaching Team
Mrs. Crew, Mrs. Hays and Mr. Goodall are extremely excited to be the teachers in Year 2 this year
supported by Mrs. Wilkes, Mrs. Groves, Miss. Chambers.
Reading is at the heart of our Hetts Lane curriculum and it is our intent to inspire a love of reading and we want every child to become successful, confident and fluent readers.
Each week, every child will read their Rhino Readers, decodable book at least 3 times a week with an adult in school. They will then bring home a further decodable book to read to you at home. Your child will also bring home a brilliant book of their choosing to share with you.
It is really important that you read with your child at home. Please read 4 times a week and complete the weekly reading challenge in their reading log. Record in your child’s reading log to show when you have read with your child. They will be rewarded with a certificate for showing commitment to reading at the end of every half term. We also reward 2 star readers every week. These are children who have worked hard and tried their best to show improvement in reading.
We aspire to develop a love of reading so everyday all children will listen to and engage with a story at the end of the day. Children will also be introduced to an author each term and have access to our recommended reads to expand their reading experiences and exposure to rich vocabulary and a variety of texts.
For further information about our reading curriculum, please see our Curriculum page - English.
At Hetts Lane we use Twinkl phonics as our Systematic, Synthetic Phonics Programme (SSP).
Everyday your child will develop their phonic skills through the stories and adventures of Kit, Sam and the Twinkl phonics family. This is integrated with games, activities and tasks which allows the children regular practise of the core skills of blending and segmenting to enable them to read and write.
We also use Rhino Readers books which are exactly aligned to the Twinkl phonic phases. This keeps a focus on phonics and supports children’s early decoding skills as they move through each level of phonics. Twinkl phonics based activities are sent home each week to help consolidate what has been learnt in school.
Please see the our Curriculum page - Phonics for further information.
Autumn Term 2023
Our learning journey will continue under the heading of 'There's No Place Like Home' with a particular focus on Geography and where we live. The second half term will have a History focus, looking at the life of a Victorian school child and the way we used to live.
We will be using computing to research life in the past and compare this to life as we know it now.
We will also be taking part in a Victorian school day experience on a visit to Perlethorpe Education centre where the children will gain first hand knowledge of life in a Victorian classroom.
Our day in a Victorian Classroom!
What an amazing day we had!
Please see 'images of our learning' below to see more pictures of our great day.
Below is an overview of what we are learning for each half term so you can support your child at home.
You can click on the link below to download the document.
Images of our learning and
Supporting Learning at Home
Click on the picture below to listen to the story.
We will be using this story as a focus for our writing during the first half term.
After you have listened to the story, think about the following questions to help you understand the story.
Which friend did Claire meet at the start of the story?
What did Claire say to Abigail about how she hurt her knee?
Which unusual character did Claire say she met after the snake?
Why do you think Claire was telling her friends very different tales about how she hurt her knee?
How do you think Claire's friends felt after Claire told them how she hurt her knee?
How did Claire really hurt her knee?