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Holly Hill Church School, Birmingham

Year Two

Welcome to our Year 2 class page where you can find out all the information you need to support your child’s learning. Year 2 marks the last year of KS1 and it is a fun, exciting and busy year. Your child will learn lots and will take part in the many exciting opportunities linked to our topics. We are passionate about making your child’s education exciting and we strive to plan a creative curriculum which will engage and challenge your child, whilst making them adopt a love for learning.

Year 2 is an important year for your child. As well as the children sitting their national Key Stage 1 SAT tests, they are now also the oldest children in Key Stage 1. This means that they are the children and Year group that the younger children will look towards for good behaviour and learning. We are always encouraging our Year 2 children to be the best that they can be and to be role models for the younger children in school.

Below is some information about the things your child will be taught this year. We hope you visit this page often to see the progress your children are making and see how much fun they are having.

Extreme environments - Your child’s English learning will be linked to their geography and scientific learning. We will be looking at different environments and habitats, finding out about famous explorers and writing non-fiction pieces about animals that live within these habitats.
Homes and Houses
Traditional Tales

Notes for parents:
Book bags should be in school every day.

Daily reading is expected every night. Your child will independently change their reading book two/ three times per week. Reading is at the centre of all our learning and it has an impact on everything your child does. We want our children to become confident and fluent readers and reading at home with your child is an expectation in supporting your child’s education. Please read with your child for a short period each night encouraging them to sound out unfamiliar words and read with fluency and expression. Please take the opportunity to re-read the school reading book and ask and answer questions to improve comprehension skills. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record and return this with the reading book daily.

Homework Menus are given out at the start if a half term and must be returned by the last week of that half term. Daily reading and weekly spelling are also given out.

Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school and that all items belonging to your child are clearly labelled. PE is on Friday.

Please practise times tables regularly focussing on the 2x, 5x and 10x tables. Use the timetable rockstars website at home. You can also download the app on any android devices. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you need log in information.

We recognise that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. A strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. If there are any problems or concerns please do not hesitate to come in and speak to us.

Thank you

Year two team

Miss Jones

Mrs Purchase

Ms Chambers
Miss Wyatt