Throughout this year, your child will have the opportunity to engage in fun and exciting lessons that allow them to build upon their knowledge and skills acquired in Foundation Stage and Year 1. The children will continue to apply their phonics skills to read words and start to read for comprehension. Children who did not pass The Phonics Screening will continue to get daily phonics sessions in small groups. The end of Year 2 is the end of Key Stage 1 and therefore the children will complete an end-of-year assessment based on teacher judgements and how they progress in all areas of the curriculum.
Throughout the year the children will cover a variety of thought-provoking and diverse topics including One Giant Leap for Mankind which is a history based topic exploring how transport has evolved through time. Around the World is a geography-based topic where the children compare the United Kingdom to a non-European country. The final topic is Colour Chaos which is an Art and DT based project where the children will create a range of abstract art inspired by significant artists as well as sewing skills.
Interspersed throughout the year, there are many enrichment opportunities for the children to enjoy. In previous years, some of these have included trips to the National Railway Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We also like to involve the local community with our learning, inviting them in to enhance and inspire the children in a wide range of subjects.
We hope you have an amazing year and enjoy the Year 2 journey!