In Year 2 we aim to develop a safe, happy and enjoyable learning environment where everyone is able to thrive and make progress. We try to link as much of our learning as possible to our topics and you can read about upcoming learning in our termly curriculum newsletter and overview. This year’s exciting enquiries are:
What is home?
What could my classroom be made of?
Continued... What could my classroom be made of?
How can we help?
How are schools the same?
How do we live a healthy life?
How do plants grow near me?
What did Brunel do for Great Britain?
Continued... What did Brunel do for Great Britain?
How will we get around in the future?
Support for Parents/Carers
In the summer term, all Year 1 pupils are assessed on their ability to apply their phonetic knowledge to read words. This is carried out using the Phonic Screening Check, which consists of a mixture of 40 words; some real words and some made-up words. All the words are phonetically decodable (no tricky words are included). However, due to circumstances surrounding lockdown, the children in Year 1 last year were unable to have this and will now take the Phonic Screening Check during Term 2 of Year 2. Currently, we are planning to carry out the check during the week beginning: 7th December 2020. Click below to download the Phonics Screening Check letter and some additional resources that can be used at home to support your child.
Over the summer, reading books at Aloeric have had a complete overhaul to match current phonic guidance for best practice. We are currently in the process of assessing each individual child’s phonic knowledge and confidence in reading. Your child over the next few days will have their individual needs matched carefully to our newly levelled and sorted reading books. Your child could receive a colour band book or a specific phonic stage.
Phonic learning and reading in class occurs at least daily and we thank you for your patience as we match your child to their correct level. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We have also included these useful glossaries which explain the vocabulary that we use in class with the children. If there is anything that you're unsure of, please do come and ask.
In Year 2, we have started to use the '99 club' to practise times tables recall. Visit our new page to read about the 99 club and to download sheets to practise at home! Click here.
Pages & Sites of Interest
Please note that Aloeric Primary School
Purple Mash (children should have their own username and passwords)
Spelling Shed (children should have their own username and passwords)
Times Table Rockstars (children should have their own username and passwords)
The School Run *Please note that there are some resources on this website that are paid for. Please do not feel that you have to subscribe.