Welcome to Year Two
In Year Two you will find:
Miss. C Snape
Towards the end of Key Stage 1, Year 2 children take the Key Stage 1 SATs (Statutory Attainment Tests). The SATs tasks and tests are designed to support and confirm the on-going assessments that teachers are making about children’s progress. These teacher assessments reflect children’s everyday achievements. Your child will receive a National Curriculum level (of progress) for Reading, Writing & Maths and Science.
If you have any questions, concerns or worries please come and speak to us!
– Year 2 Team
Reading Record Book
In Year 2, children be encouraged to read, read and read some more! As well as reading in school, children should read at home at least four times a week. When children read at home, an adult needs to write in their Reading Record Book. Each day that children read at home, they will earn 2 DoJo points. Children can also earn DoJo points by working hard, presenting their work neatly, completing homework to a high standard and treating everyone they meet with respect.
Pupils will be tested on their reading comprehension. The children will have a booklet containing a story and some information writing, which they will read and then answer questions about. Some children will read individually to their teacher from a list of approved books. They will share the reading with the teacher for some of the book, then read part of it without any help and answer some questions to show that they understand the story. The teacher will judge which test is the best one for your child and it will depend upon the level at which they are working at the time of the tests.
What can you do to help?
- Continue to read with your child, particularly focusing on your child’s understanding of the text – remember reading is so much more than the words on the page.
- Look for opportunities to discuss numbers within the environment, simple addition problems while you’re at the supermarket etc.
- Play simple spelling games like hangman, eye-spy, complete word searches etc.
- Make sure your child is ready to learn and not tired when they come to school.
- Be interested in what your child has been doing at school, encourage them to be inquisitive and follow their ideas through to a natural conclusion.
- In the Autumn term, your child’s topic will be Castles. We will be visiting Tamworth Castle but you might like to research Castles with your child as well. For example, you could visit the library or research on the internet about where local castles are located, or even learn about where they are on a map. We would welcome any research notes, posters or pictures that your child has worked on with you!