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Year 2 Updates (2023-2024)

Welcome to Year Two.  We are delighted to be teaching your child this academic year and to deliver an exciting and enriching curriculum that inspires them to be lifelong learners.  Our aim is to ensure that your child gets the best out of the early years in their school life.

 

At Courthill Infant School we deliver an exciting and enriching curriculum that inspires them to be lifelong learners.  Our aim is to ensure that your child gets the best out of these early stages in their school life. On this page you will find general information about Year 2 but also ways you can help at home. At the bottom of the page you will find learning updates and topic webs explaining what your child will be doing every half term.

 

We understand that you may have questions regarding your child’s learning.  If your question is not answered in the page below, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher or email the office at office@courthill.coastalpartnership.co.uk.

A Typical Day in Year 2  

8.35 – 8.45

Welcome, morning jobs and register

8.50 – 9.10

Assembly

9.10 – 10.10

Maths, including fluency 

10.10- 10.30

Phonics 

10.30 – 10.45

Playtime

10.45 – 11.00

Handwriting

11.00- 12.00

English

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch

13:00 – 13:25

Reading

13.25- 14.30

Science or a Foundation Subject

(history, geography, computing, P.E, music, PSHE, art, design technology, R.E)

14.30 – 14:50

Number sense 

14.50 – 15:05

Snuggle Reading

15:05

Home Time

Year 2 P.E Days

At Courthill, we believe children being active is crucial to their mental health and well-being as well as supporting their academic achievements. As a result of this, we ensure that active learning is included in all lessons.

The children will have two P.E lessons a week. We ask that children come into school wearing their school P.E kits on their outdoor PE day.

The children do not need to come into school wearing P.E kit on indoor PE days but please ensure they have hair tied back, earrings out and provide shorts for children wearing skirts/dresses on these days.

On a Friday, it is Fun Fit Friday where the children will take part in additional sporting activities so on these days children can come to school wearing active wear of their choice (no jeans or dresses). 

 

Autumn 1:

Foxes and Badgers- Monday - Outdoor PE (kit worn to school)

                                 - Wednesday - Indoor PE (no kit worn to school)

 

Hedgehogs and Owls- Thursday- Outdoor PE (kit worn to school)

                                     - Tuesday - Indoor PE (no kit worn to school)

 

Autumn 2:

Foxes and Badgers- Thursday- Outdoor PE (kit worn to school)

                                 - Wednesday - Indoor PE (no kit worn to school)

 

Hedgehogs and Owls- Monday- Outdoor PE (kit worn to school)

                                     - Tuesday - Indoor PE (no kit worn to school)

 

 

Spring 1:  

Foxes and Badgers- Monday - Outdoor PE (kit worn to school)

                                 - Tuesday- Indoor PE (no kit worn to school)

 

Hedgehogs and Owls- Thursday- Outdoor PE (kit worn to school)

                                     - Wednesday- Indoor PE (no kit worn to school)

 

Spring 2: (please note the change of days/classes)

 

Foxes and Badgers-Thursday- Outdoor PE (kit worn to school)

                                 - Wednesday- Indoor PE (no kit worn to school)

 

Hedgehogs and Owls- Monday - Outdoor PE (kit worn to school)

                                     - Tuesday- Indoor PE (no kit worn to school)

                             

Topic Web - Planet Heroes

Welcome to Year 2 Presentation

Must Reads

At Courthill, we have a selection of books named our ‘Must Reads’. These are books that have been carefully considered and chosen by teaching staff and they are the books that we ensure children are exposed to and enjoy during their time at Courthill. These high-quality texts have been selected to reflect the wonderfully diverse community we have at our school, as well as take the children on a varied reading journey.  

 

Our list of ‘Must Reads’ have been split into each year group to ensure a progressive reading curriculum. Below you will see the books selected for Year Two. By the end of Year Two, all of the children will have heard and enjoyed these books in class, but they may wish to add them to their own collection at home.  Re-reading and discussing favourite books is a highly valuable part of the reading experience and something that can also be enjoyed as a family.  Happy reading! 

 

How can I help my child at home?

Phonics: How to Pronounce Pure Sounds | Oxford Owl

Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples from Suzy Ditchburn and her daughter.

Phonics: How to Blend Sounds to Read Words | Oxford Owl

Suzy Ditchburn explains how letter sounds can be blended to read words, and gives tips on how to practise phonics with your child.

Maths - Number Formation

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