Welcome to Year 2
Mrs Franks - Turtle Class Teacher
Miss Helm - Dolphin Class Teacher
Mrs Arnold - Lobster Class Teacher
Miss Webber - Year Leader
The Teaching Assistants are:
Miss Kingshott Mrs Robson Mrs Brewster Mrs Allen
Welcome to Year 2. We are delighted to be working with your children and welcome you to another exciting year in their school lives.
If you would like to discuss your child’s learning or share any pastoral information (e.g. changes in circumstances at home, friendships) please contact the team on AskYear2@longfleet.coastalpartnership.co.uk , noting in the subject heading which teacher you would like to get in touch with. We will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible during the working week. For all non-learning matters (e.g. payments, clubs, pick-up arrangements), please contact Office@longfleet.coastalpartnership.co.uk .
Our aim is to give every child the opportunity to experience ‘Life in All Its Fullness’ and we hope that your child has a wonderful year with us here in Year 2.
PE days: Wednesday and Friday
Your child will need to come into school in their PE kit on their PE day, alongside any days in which they are attending an after school sports club. We also advise that pupils have a spare pair of trainers in the cloakroom for daily 'active time' sessions (if their school shoes are not appropriate for running).
Reading: At least 3 times a week, checked on Friday
Your child will bring home a selection of books to read. Ideally, we hope that our children read daily but we expect every child to read a minimum of 3 times a week and record this in their reading record. Please see our 'home reading guide for parents' below for further year group-specific information.
Spellings: Set on Thursday, tested on Tuesday
Your child's weekly spellings will be available to view on Google Classroom.
They can also log onto Purple Mash to find a linked activity in their 'to do' tab.
Maths: Pupils are encouraged to play on Numbots and Times Tables (TT) Rock Stars throughout the week to develop their times tables skills and compete for the top spot in the year group.
(From the Spring Term only)
Computing: Set on Thursday, completed by Wednesday
Your child's computing task will be set as a 'to do' on Purple Mash.
Teachers will check that this 'to do' has been completed and organise a catch-up session during playtime if it has not.
GO WILD for Reading is Longfleet's brilliant home reading reward scheme for pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1. Children will have followed this scheme during their time in Year 1 and will continue to challenge themselves by reading as frequently as possible at home, colouring in 'WILD' letters and aiming to collect pin badges to celebrate their accomplishments this year. We encourage every child to develop a love of books and, as it is such an essential life skill, we expect all of our children to read a minimum of three times a week at home and to record these reads in their Reading Records. Thank you for your support with this.
For technical and password support, please contact Mr Oulton on AskGoogle@longfleet.coastalpartnership.co.uk or follow the link below:
Learning in Year 2 (Termly Overview)
These termly overviews outline the units, subject skills and 'must haves' that your child will be learning. You may wish to discuss and research some of the learning at home if your child has shown a particular interest in one of the areas.
Please click the links below to see enlarged versions.
Longfleet 'Must Reads' for Year 2
Below are a selection of our 'Must Read' books that we enjoy throughout the year in Year 3. These are high quality texts that we feel will enrich our children's reading experiences as well as help to take them on a varied reading journey throughout their time at primary school. By the end of Year 3, all of the children will have heard and enjoyed these books in class but they may wish to add them to their own collection at home. Re-reading and discussing favourite books is such a valuable part of the reading experience and something that can also be enjoyed as a family. Happy reading!
How Can I Support My Child at Home?
Here are some helpful links and resources to use at home: