Welcome to Year 2!

Now that your child is in Year 2, they are at the top of Elmlea Infants’ School and will be working towards transitioning into the Junior School. Throughout Year 2, your child will learn and take part in six exciting topics, each holding its own ‘WOW Event’.

A key focus of Year 2 is on developing your child’s ability to understand how they can support their own learning and become better learners. We aim to nurture this by allowing them to explore different resources and strategies that best support their learning.

Within our year group, there are 3 classes.

A weekly typical timetable

Throughout the year, we have various curriculum weeks and whole school events that occur. Week-to-week, your child’s timetable may vary, but some key elements remain such as daily phonics, morning English and maths lessons. Alongside this, they will have sessions on guided reading, handwriting, PSHE or Circle Time.

In the afternoon, we focus on the wider curriculum and pride ourselves at Elmlea on giving your child a broad and balanced curriculum. Please visit ‘Our Curriculum’ pages for more information.

PE days are on Wednesday or Thursday for Year 2 in 2023-24.

Slides and resources from the KS1 Curriculum Evening 2023-24

Useful links

For parents | Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)

Oxford Owl for Home: help your child learn at home – Oxford Owl

Things to remember each week

All Year 2 pupils need to remember to:

* Come to school wearing PE kits on their PE days

* Bring in their reading book and reading record each day

* To complete weekly spellings by each Friday (please upload a picture on Seesaw or hand back to class teachers)

* To bring in a water bottle and fruit or vegetable snack each day

* To ensure all school uniform and other items are clearly labelled with their full name

* Complete some Doodle Maths at home regularly