This year we have named our classes after sports people who have achieved amazing things and are linked to our beautiful Isle of Wight. Please click on the class names below to find out more about these inspirational individuals and to find out what’s been going on in the class groups.
Welcome to Robertson Class – Year 2.
Named after Shirley Robertson OBE
Shirley Robertson is a British sailor and Olympic gold medallist who is based in Cowes. She won gold at the 2000 Olympics and again at the 2004 Olympics.
In 2000, she was named Female World Sailor of the Year.
Information for Robertson Class – Year 2
2020 – 2021
Welcome to the page of Year 2 specific information.
This is a big year in your child’s school career as it is the end of Key Stage 1 (of which Year 1 is the first part). In May of the academic year, the children have to take part in End of Key Stage Assessments. This will comprise of 2 maths papers (one arithmetic and one reasoning), two reading papers, and a spelling test. Please be reassured that the tests are delivered in stress less way and the children are often unaware that they are doing them. There will be a meeting arranged for all parents to find out more information before Christmas.
What do the children do?
Just as in Year 1, the day at school is broken into different parts. Maths and English lessons are carried out in the morning and topic tasks and a guided reading session take place in the afternoon.
What do the adults do?
Staff at school work alongside your child, supporting them but encouraging independence, and help to teach them the next step in their learning. They also demonstrate and model things to small groups or the whole class and set up games or activities to practise the key skills they need to learn. Through working closely with your child, each adult will know how best to support them and, when they are ready, move them onto the next step in the learning journey.
Topics tend to drive the focus of the learning that takes part in the classroom. You will be advised as to what the learning topic will be through the termly curriculum letters. We encourage extra information or participation from home e.g. if you are an expert on Antarctica perhaps you could volunteer to come and talk to the children one afternoon.
What does your child need every day?
- Water bottle
- Fruit (1 piece of named fruit provided by you if you wish your child to have two portions of fruit a day). One piece of fruit per day is provided by the school for afternoon snack time.
- Weather appropriate clothing (sun hat/warm hat/raincoat – bear in mind the changeable weather that we have in England and that your child may spend playtime outside). Even if it is not raining in the morning, during the Autumn, the Winter and the Spring, ensure that your child has a coat with them every day.
- Welly boots and wet weather gear when we do ‘forest school’ session. You will be informed about this at the appropriate time.
- Reading folder
PE lessons will be on Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure your child is wearing their PE kit when they come in to school on these days.
Please clearly label all your child’s belongings so we can return them to you quickly if they get lost!
STIKINS labels are great and by purchasing them, you raise money for our school too. Click here and enter school fundraising number 14399 when ordering. Theses labels stick to everything!
Your child has a book bag so they can choose a new book each morning from the book box. They should also have a reading diary. Please record when you have read with your child and put down any comments you feel happy to share. You may not need to write a comment but just indicate that you have read with your child but putting the date and a smiley face in the next box. We will assess the level at which your child is able to read and will move them onto a new band of books as we feel they are ready with a reading diary. They may also receive Games or Activities to support their learning in School. Please support them as much as you can.
Check your Book Bag
Please check your child’s Reading Folder each day for letters. If your child has had an accident at playtime, for example there will be a green slip in their bag.
In Year 2, we appreciate any offer of help, no matter how small. You could help us by:
- Sharpening pencils
- Sharing stories/hearing children read
- Coming in to school to talk to the children about something that you do
- Coming with us for trips out of school
This document covers most of the things that you may like to know about what goes on in Year 2 but is not exhaustive. If there is anything that I have not included and you would like to know, please email or telephone the office stating what your question is and when a good time to call you back would be and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
You can view and download your child’s weekly homework and tasks from below!