Class Teachers: Miss Costen
Class Teachers: Mr Smit
Welcome to our Year 2 Classes
“My name is Miss Costen and I teach Kingfishers. I enjoy teaching Maths and I love reading whole class stories. I am also Computing Lead at Holy Trinity. In my spare time I love spending time with family and friends as well as looking after my family dogs.” – Miss Costen, Kingfishers
“My name is Mr Smit and I teach Nightingales. I enjoy telling stories (Yes, I do the character voices), watching and playing sport. I love to teach and love to learn!” – Mr Smit, Nightingales.
We set high standards throughout all areas of learning and the pupils are encouraged to excel. Together as a team, we are also here to ensure that we deliver the curriculum in a fun and engaging way to provide differentiated learning for pupils.
We look forward to welcoming you into Kingfishers and Nightingales Class!
Year 2 email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To ensure that you can communicate with your child’s class teacher, we have created year-group email addresses. This email address is monitored daily Monday-Friday, with an aim to respond within 24 hours. When sending an email please include your child’s name in the subject line.
If you have any urgent information/communication please telephone or email the school office, as the administrative team can pass any urgent messages to the class teacher.
Please see below an exemplar timetable for most of the weeks this term. On Friday, the children will have Drama lessons from Drama 4 Kids to help develop their speaking and listening skills.
Kingfishers and Nightingales have their PE day on a Wednesday. Children are expected to wear a white round neck t-shirt, black shorts or joggers, black trainers or plimsolls. As the weather turns colder school cardigans and jumpers can be worn over the top of the t-shirt.
At Holy Trinity C of E Nursery and Primary School, we utilise the Cornerstones scheme of work. Parents will receive a Curriculum Booklet and Knowledge Organiser at the start of each term informing them about what the children will be learning. This will also be available below to download.
During Term 5 of Year 2, pupils will sit National Curriculum tests in Maths and English, known as Standard Attainment Tests (SATs), this data allows us to identify areas of learning that require further consolidation and enable us to support each child in their specific educational needs.
More Infomation about the subjects can be found on our curriculum pages.
Year 2 Homework Expectations
In Year 2, the children are encouraged to read every night on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. However, the children will be given a text to read on Wednesday and they need to read this text to an adult twice within a week. This must be recorded in their Reading Record. An English task is given to the children each Friday to be completed by the following Friday.
Children are expected, alongside their weekly spellings every Friday, to learn the times tables shared with them by the class teacher. A times tables test will commence every two weeks with the focus being the 2 times table in Term 1. Additional mathematical tasks are available on Freckle (a password-protected website).
All homework tasks are communicated via the orange A4 homework book. This book must be brought in every Friday.