Welcome to Year 2 – Swans and Peacocks

Links between home and school, alongside a positive working relationship between staff and families, can make a hugely positive impact on your child’s progress.

Please work with us to give your child the very best start in life

The two Year 2 teachers for the 2021-2022 academic year are:

  • Mrs Marshall (Peacocks)
  • Mrs Nagar (Swans)

Homework is an important part of school life but it should not be taking over life out of school!

At Krishna Avanti Primary School we expect the children to come to school and work hard. As long as they do that they should be able to go home and do a little homework each week (up to one hour) and enjoy being a child – playing and learning other things through play! Some children do of course really enjoy writing and doing mathematics and other ‘academic’ things and in these instances, they may wish to spend hours and hours studying and doing homework.

If your child has worked hard at school, any homework given that takes more than one hour may be left (if you so wish). In addition to the homework, children will have spellings to learn, books to read and times-tables to learn.

Homework will be given as Flipped Learning. Teachers will set Flipped Learning tasks, as required, on Google Classroom, rather than on a set day of the week. Flipped Learning allows for children to investigate a specific objective prior to the lesson in school.

Google Classroom

Peacocks Class Code: wt2yh5n

Swans Class Code: 67ferrp

Each child will be given spellings to learn each week. Please help your child to learn the spellings and put them into a sentence, before the weekly spelling test which will be on Friday.

Autumn 1 Spellings

In addition to the weekly spelling test children should also learn to spell the Year 2 Common Exception Words by the end of the year. Please find the list of words in the link below.

Year 2 Common Exception Words

We hope the following links will be useful  to you and your child:

KS1-SATs Information-for-Parents

KS1 SATs Presentation – Year 2 02/10/20

Reading is a fundamental skill and we want to promote a love of books. Where possible, please try to read everyday.

There are lots of opportunities for school staff to listen to children read. This will include various shared texts in lessons such as English, history and science. Children will also read in Guided Reading groups, using ‘Reciprocal’ strategies on a regular basis (once or twice a fortnight).

Home reading books are for the children to read and enjoy with parents. Please note that staff may not necessarily read these books with the children. We will however ensure that these books are changed every three weeks.

If you would like a list of age appropriate books for children to access over the summer holidays and throughout the year, please see the link below for some ideas.

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-2

Please see below for a list of books related to our topic Tunnels, Towers and Turrets.

Tunnels, Towers and Turrets book list

To access e-books for your children, please visit Oxford Owl.

Click on the links below to view target statements and objectives:

Band 2 Reading Statements

Band 2 Writing Statements

Year 2 Maths Scheme of Learning

Physical education is a statutory subject in the National Curriculum and children well enough to be at school are well enough to take part in physical education.

Requests for children to be excused from physical education will never be given. Physical education, like all subjects, will be appropriately adapted for the needs of all children, regardless of permanent or temporary  abilities and injuries. 

All children must change for physical education and remove jewellery for the lessons. If the child is unable to remove jewellery themselves, do not wear it on physical education days.

Physical Education and Yoga for Swans

  • Wednesday: Outdoor physical education kit (and yoga)
  • Friday: Indoor physical education kit (with a tracksuit over to keep warm through the day).

Physical Education and Yoga for Peacocks

  • Wednesday: Outdoor physical education kit (and yoga)
  • Friday: Indoor physical education kit (with a tracksuit over to keep warm through the day).

Planned and completed visits will be detailed here.

  1. Dance Workshop Thursday 9th September – £4.10
  2. Art Exhibition visit Friday 10th December – £11
  3. Synagogue visit (date TBC) – £2.50
  4. Beach visit (date and cost TBC)
  5. Castle visit (date and cost TBC)
  6. Life Bus visit in (date and cost TBC)

Total to date: £17.60 per child