Meet the team
The Class teachers are:
The Teaching Assistants are:
Welcome to Year 2
We are thrilled to welcome you to Year 2. We ensure a positive working environment where children try their best, work hard and strive to adhere to our school rules and values. We encourage children in Year 2 to take greater responsibility for their belongings and organisation, focusing on developing their confidence and drive to become independent learners. We follow the school’s Behaviour System Policy which focuses on positive reinforcement, values rewards, marble rewards, individual rewards and sanctions. This policy can be found on our website (Home>Our school>Policies).
Communication with the Class Teacher
Due to the new dropping off and collecting system, parents will not be able to stop and talk to the class teacher at either drop off or pick up. Therefore, please take note of the following information:
GO WILD for Reading is Longfleet's brilliant home reading reward scheme for pupils in Reception and Key Stage One. 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.
It is our intention to write to you in September with more details about the organisation of home learning. Therefore, for the first fortnight we would expect children to quickly get back into their home reading routines with a minimum of 3 x 30 minute slots (or equivalent e.g. 6 x 15 minute slots = 90 minutes of home reading) in a week.
Physical Education (PE)
As from Monday 7th September, children in Year 2 should wear their PE kit (including school jumper) to school on Wednesdays.
During the rest of the week, the pupils will have ‘active’ sessions so please bear this in mind when selecting any new school shoes as they will need to be able to move comfortably in them. As PE will be predominantly based outside (even in damp conditions) it might be worth the children having a spare PE kit in school in case they need to get changed due to getting wet. The children will need a pair of trainers in school at all times so they can put these on quickly for 'active' activities if school shoes are not appropriate for a particular activity e.g. running around the field.
Key Stage 1 Assessments
As Year 2 marks the end of Key Stage 1, the children’s attainment (in Writing, Reading, Spelling and Grammar (SPAG), Maths and Science) will be reported to both yourselves and the Department for Education at the end of the school year. Ongoing assessments and judgments are made by the class teacher throughout the year using each child’s class work, paired with results from more informal assessments which take place at the start and end of units. Spring 2 and Summer 1 are particularly crucial half terms in Year 2 as there are formalised assessments (SATS) and a moderation process. We kindly request that children are at school as much as possible.
The Phonics Screening Assessments would normally take place in Year 1 but, as a result of COVID 19 and school closure, children will also complete the Phonics Screening Assessment this year.