Year 2

PDFGlossary of Teaching Terms and Abbreviations

Teachers

Helen Savage / Natalie Hickman, Kathryn Whalley & Jen Dyson (Year 1/2 Phase Leader).

Teaching Assistant

Shirley Jones.

Curriculum

Detailed information will be sent out at the beginning of each half term on a topic web. We welcome ideas from the children and parents about our topics.

View our most recent Topic Web here: PDFTopic Web- Autumn 1- Year 2- Wild Thing

View our 2016/17 Curriculum Overview here: PDFYear 2 Curriculum Overview 16-17

Click here to view the National Curriculum for Year 2.

SATs

For those who were not able to attend our KS1 SATs meeting, you can see the presentation by clicking here. There is also a FAQ list here that will be able to answer many questions about the Year 2 SATs.

Phonics

In school, we follow the Letters and Sounds programme. Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills which consists of six phases which establishes a practice of high quality phonics.

Our reading schemes use Bug Club, PM, and Alphakids books for guided reading, along with Oxford Reading Tree and Project X books for home reading.

Homework Timetable

Every child should read to an adult at home every day (this is the most valuable help you can give your child). Spellings will be given on a weekly basis. Every two weeks your child will bring home a homework theme. The children are free to choose how they respond to this. Great examples can be found on the Year 2 Updates page. Sometimes we may ask your child to talk about topics with you. This is very important as it helps your child to talk through their learning and understanding as well as how to communicate well.

You may find the following documents helpful when reading with your child:

PDFReading Comprehension Parent Handout

PDFReading Comprehension Bookmark

PDFHomework Policy

PDFReading Structure for Parents

PDFKS1 Reading Comprehension Workshop- Presentation

 

PE Day(s)

2SH- Wednesday and Thursday

2KB- Wednesday

2JD- Monday and Wednesday

PE Equipment

The children wear close-fitting vest/t-shirt and shorts/underpants for PE and dance, including apparatus work. The guidelines say that children should be barefoot for PE and dance but we would ask that they wear sensible footwear for outdoor games. On PE days please could they wear clothes which are easy to take off and put on. Please encourage your child to get dressed themselves at home, as this will help prepare them for when they get changed for PE at school.

Lunchboxes

Please make sure your child’s name is on their lunchbox. All lunch boxes are kept on a lunch trolley outside the classroom.

Home Time

Children will be collected from the Chill Zone, which is located in the grounds near the hall (facing the nursery building).

Click on the map below to enlarge.

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Healthy Eating Breaks

Fruit is provided free of charge so there is no need for children to provide their own snacks. Water is provided for all children and they have the option of having milk.

Coats

Coats and PE kit should be put on the pegs outside of the classroom.
Please name your child’s coat.

Money

All money brought to school must be put in a sealed envelope with the child’s name and class on and then placed in the post box in the Reception entrance area. No money is to be sent to the class teacher.

Toys and other personal belongings should not be brought to school.

Home/School Bags

Please ensure your child brings his/her red bag every day and check daily for letters or other information from school.

Please name your child’s red bag.

Contacting a Teacher

Please make an appointment via the school office by emailing admin@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk, to arrange a mutually convenient time. If your child is going to be absent from school please ring the office on 0161 881 4266 and leave a message on the answer phone before 9.30 am. If you are collecting children for an appointment please remember to sign your child out at the school reception.

Cover

Our PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time will be on Wednesday morning and covered by Midge Murray, Kieran Bentley and Nicky Appleby.