Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to Year 2-Top Infants!  The children enter their third year in school and prepare to join the Juniors. This transition is made smooth through the steady progression from their learning in Year 1 to become independent learners ready for the step up into the Juniors.

There are many things that make Year 2 special. As the eldest children in the Infants they take on more roles showing responsibility.  These include monitoring during lunch and having the opportunity to represent their class on the School Council. Year 2 is the only year that gets the chance to visit the local Poppy Factory and learn about how we remember those who have fought in the wars. Through this the children learn empathy and understand that many put themselves at risk for our safety.

During Advent, Year 2 lead the Infant Nativity which helps build confidence and bring to life the importance of Jesus’s birth. One of the topics that Year 1 children look forward to is our Design & Technology topic, Teddy Bear Coats, where the children design and make (with lots of adult help!) a coat for their own teddy bear. In the New Year the recorder lessons begin and the children learn basic notes and simple tunes. Once the children have joined the Juniors they have the opportunity to continue learning the instrument. During the Summer Term the parents are invited to watch a performance of a prepared dance based on the Lion King.

Year 2 also have a drama group visit that helps bring to life the Great Fire of London which is studied during the Spring Term.  The children also study the life and work of William Morris and are lucky enough visit the artist’s home, Kelmscott House in Hammersmith, where they learn about the wide range of skills that the designer possessed.

As Year 2 is the end of Key Stage 1 the children undergo both informal and formal assessments in the form of Standard Assessment Tasks (SATS) in the Summer Term. The children’s attainment in Reading comprehension, Writing, Mathematics and Science are assessed. The children’s results are reported to Richmond Borough and the parents are informed at the end of the academic year.

Click here to download Year 2 Homework Schedule.

Click here to download Year 2 Curriculum Plan 2020/2021.

Click here to view the National Curriculum in England.

Miss Julia McCrossan Year 1M Class Teacher

Miss Julia McCrossan
Year 2 Class Teacher

Mrs. Joanna Alexander Year 2 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Joanna Alexander
Year 2 Teaching Assistant