Covid-19 Update

Due to the latest Government restrictions, the school is closed and open for a limited number of identified pupils. Please visit our Covid-19 Hub for the latest updates.

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Year 2

Year 2 key information

Curriculum

Our creative and engaging curriculum hooks the children in; taking them on a journey of new knowledge, discovery and academic excellence! The children travel back in time and find out all about Florence Nightingale and her role in the Crimean War and the Great Fire of London producing some fantastically evocative and gory writing in the process. They also broaden their horizons developing their knowledge of the wider world as they learn all about China drawing comparisons between life in UK and Chinese schools.

Assessments

This is the year of the Key Stage 1 (KS1) end-of-year statutory attainment tests known as SATS, which help us to ensure our pupils are making the best possible progress. Whilst we encourage and support our children to achieve their very best, they form only a small part of Year 2, and the school approaches them as an opportunity for our children to show off all they have learnt in Key Stage 1, rather than as daunting formal examinations.

Due to the ongoing disruption caused by COVID 19 the government has decided that no KS1 SATs tests will take place in 2021. The children will continue to work towards the same end of key stage targets and their attainment will be assessed by their teachers using a range of formative and summative assessments. This will be shared with you in their end of year reports.

Normally, the children would complete the following tests in a classroom setting:

  • Reading
  • Maths (Arithmetic and Reasoning)
  • Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.

There is a short video below about the KS1 tests here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVlrdqh_J6Y

Key dates and events

Parent Information Meeting – Wednesday 16th September
Parents Evening – Tuesday 20th October 4-6pm
Parents Evening – Thursday 22nd October 5-7pm
Scooter Training – Thursday 19th and 26th November
Florence Nightingale Workshop – Tuesday 1st December
Nativity – Wednesday 16th December
Parents Evening – Tuesday 9th February 4-6pm
Parents Evening – Thursday 11th February 5-7pm
Class Assembly 2T Angel Fish – Thursday 4th February
Class Assembly 2D Starfish – Thursday 4th March

Currently we are not able to welcome visitors to the school so we will be providing meetings and performances online. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon and to provide some additional trips and visitors later in the year when the current restrictions have been eased.

Useful links

Links to support your child’s learning online can be found in their Google Classroom:
https://classroom.google.com/u/1/h

SATs information for Parents:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents

Meet the teachers

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Miss Louise Devlin

Year 2D Teacher

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Miss Mary Tootill

Year 2T Teacher

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Ms Tanya Haughton

Y2D – Teaching Assistant/S.M.S.A./ Breakfast Club

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Mrs Aoife Munday

Y2T – Learning Support Assistant/S.M.S.A

“Our children have been receiving the best education and values at St Mary Mags and tailored support throughout. We feel incredibly happy and blessed to be part of this school and community.”

– Liana Reffert Araujo, Year 2 & 5 Parent

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