This is our Year 2 class. Our class teacher is Mrs Breheny and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Jenkinson who we share with Team Halton. We have P.E. on a Monday and Tuesday and Forest School on alternate Friday's. Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing in school for each activity. We change our reading books on a Friday and ideally children will read at home at least 4 times a week.
Please see our PowerPoint presentation for more information about joining Year 2.
Life in Year 2
Children will be provided with spellings each Monday, these will be sent through our online platform Purple Mash via your child's email account. Children will be required to practise these spellings and know the meaning of them. Children will be required to read at home daily to consolidate their phonics knowledge, improve reading fluency and comprehension skills.
There will be opportunities to become part of our School and Eco Council. Children will be able to nominate themselves for these roles and create their own manifestos. The positions will be decided as each member of the class cast their votes. Other exciting roles within the class include P.S.H.E. Ambassador and Spiritual Leaders.
Throughout the course of Year 2, pupils continue to develop a love of learning. They take part in many hands on activities in which knowledge sticks and enhances learning experiences enabling them to become lifelong learners. Our Twitter feed gives you a flavour and keeps you up to date with some of the activities that the children have taken part in.
A Knowledge Organiser is a set of key vocabulary, facts and information on a topic that your child needs to be able to know and recall by the end of the topic. Please use these at home as conversation starters to discuss learning and as a way of helping your child commit their learning to long-term memory (for example, you may want to cut up the vocabulary and meanings and play matching pairs or encourage your child to learn how to spell the words).
Please visit our Reading at Home page for advice and ideas to support developing reading skills.
Please visit our Maths Page for advice and ideas to support mathematical learning.
Wider Opportunities in Year 2
As Spiritual Leaders in each year group, all children are given the opportunity to prepare the weekly class worship and lead on the planning and delivery of a whole school worship once every half term. At the end of the child-led worship, the Spiritual Leaders are then presented with a certificate to recognise what they have done within their year group.
The Spiritual Leaders are responsible for ensuring that their class reflective worship area is clean, tidy and up to date with their learning in R.E. as well as the termly Gospel Value.
Spiritual Leaders are also able to participate in a weekly lunchtime club to develop their knowledge of our school vision, values and understanding of worship.
See our Christianity at Newburgh page for more information on this.
School Council & Eco Council
See our Enrichment Opportunities page for more information on this.
Standard Assessment Tests (SATs)
In the summer term of Year 2 (during May) children sit their end of Key Stage 1 Statutory Assessment Tests. Please take a look at our PowerPoint for more information about these assessments.
Year 2 Useful Links
Purple Mash - an award winning website for nursery and primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their learning in a fun and creative way. Children have logins for this in their Reading Diary.
Reading Eggs - great online reading games and activities that makes learning to read interesting and engaging for children. Children have logins for this in their Reading Diary.
Fast Phonics - a phonics programme that helps children to become strong readers and boosts reading skills. Children have logins for this in their Reading Diary.
Mathseeds - an online resource that combines highly structured lessons that are fun, motivational and rewarding. Children have logins for this in their Reading Diary.
BBC Bitesize Primary - this has some fantastic resources that cover all the areas across the curriculum.
Hit the Button - an online platform to support the four operations that can be accessed for free.
Oxford Owl - free resources to support learning at home including free eBooks for 3-11 year old children and educational activities and games.