Dahl Class Year 2
Welcome to Dahl Class!
Year 2's day is from 8:45am - 3:15pm and they come through the Playground Gate.
You can use this page of the website to find out about Year 2's weekly timetable, what topics we will be studying during the current term and throughout the year, and find out what each week's homework is.
Homework is due in on a Friday. Reading books will be changed as many days as possible, but please ensure that your child brings their reading book in to school every day. Sound Books will be assessed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday but please ensure they are in school every day. Friday will also be PE days so please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in a dark tracksuit or sports clothes with trainers, their hair tied up and if possible earrings are removed.
We will also add details, pictures and links to the fun activities we have been taking part in.
We hope the children will have a fantastic year with us in Year 2.
If you have any questions please do come and see us.
Miss Orpin and Mrs Manwaring.
Check out some of our favourite Maths games to play!
Year 2 Assessments
In Year 2 we take part in the End of Key Stage 1 SATs in May. For this assessment we complete 4 test papers: Maths Arithmetic, Maths Reasoning, Reading Paper 1 and Reading Paper 2. The reading papers in particular require the children to read a large chunk of text and then answer questions about them. Children often find this really tricky so any extra reading you can do at home will really help the children. The evidence collected from these 4 tests are then combined with evidence collected from the children's work in class to decide if they are Working Towards Year 2 Expectations, Achieving the Expected Standard of Year 2 and Working at a Greater Depth within the Year 2 Expectations. Writing is judged sorely on the work in their English books. We often find children's handwriting or spelling can let them down, so any extra work you can do on this at home will greatly help.
This year due to Covid-19 Year 2 will also be expected to take the Phonics Screening Assessment, that they should have taken at the end of Year 1, in December. To pass this assessment the children will have to read 20 alien words (nonsense words) and 20 real words, using their sound knowledge to decode and blend the words. If the children do not pass the Screening they will be given the chance to resit the Phonics Screening in June.
This is your homework for the week and some extra work if you want to challenge yourself! If you need any of the sheets again please come and ask!
Find Year 2's Yearly Plan, Timetable and Long Term plans below:
Term 1 Topic Maps:
This term in English we are reading:
"The Jolly Postman" by Janet & Allan Ahlberg.
"The Last Wolf" by Mini Grey.
Please DO NOT read these books with your children as it will ruin the slow build up and surprise we use in our English lessons.
If you would like to read a similar book ,or a book to aid their learning around our topic, to your child then this term I would recommend:
- "Katie Morag Delivers the Mail" by Mairi Hedderwick.
- "Dear Mother Goose" by Michael Rosen.
- "Dear Fairy Godmother" by Michael Rosen.
- "Mixes Up Fairytales" by Hilary Robinson
- "Each Peach Pear Plum" by Janet & Alan Ahlberg.
- "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?" by Lauren Child.
- "Beware the Storybook Wolves" by Lauren Child.
- "I am so Strong" by Mario Ramos.
- "Goldilocks and Just the One Bear" by Leigh Hodgkinson.
- “My First Nursery Collection” by Tony Ross.
- “Mr Wolf’s Pancakes” by Jan Fearnley.
- “The Way Home for Wolf” by Rachel Bright and Jim Field.
- “Wolf Won’t Bite!” by Emily Gravett.
- “The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig” by Eugene Trivizas and Helen Oxenbury.
You could also read any of these Stories:
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- Hansel and Gretel
- Sleeping Beauty
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- East of the Sun
- West of the Moon
- The Little Mermaid
- Peter Piper
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Three Little Pigs
- Mother Goose
Or any of these rhymes:
- Old King Cole
- Incy Wincey Spider
- There was an Old Woman who lived in a Shoe
- Hey Diddle Diddle
- Simple Simon
- There was a Crooked Man
- Little Jack Horner
- Eeny, Meeny, Miny Mo
- Humpty Dumpty
- Jack and Jill
- The Queen of Hearts
- Sing a Song of Sixpence
- Little Miss Muffet
- Pat a Cake
- Baby Bunting
- Three Blind Mice
- Baa Baa Black Sheep