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English Martyrs Primary School

"As part of God's family we grow together, respect each otherand challenge ourselves to be the best that we can be."

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


"Children in Year 2 are encouraged to take on responsibility and be role models for key stage 1."


In Year 2, learning becomes more formally structured in a fun and purposeful learning environment. Our classroom has the children at the very heart, we centre on their own interests and needs for learning. The children are encouraged to be independent learners and often work in small groups or in pairs to share ideas and learning.


The children’s learning begins to take a more skills-based approach.  In maths, the children use their knowledge to solve problems, to reason and make links with maths in the world around them. We nuture and promote a love of reading, through linking high quality texts to our writing work and in the topics that we learn about. As scientists and historians the children are encouraged to ask questions, make observations and follow lines of enquiry. Multi-sensory approaches to spelling, phonics and handwriting are used to build up useful strategies for the children to use.


The children begin to think more deeply about the world around them: how does their local area compare to others, how they can make a difference, how to treat other people in our world and how to be a living example of Christ’s teaching. As artists and designers, the children have opportunities to explore, experiment and create through learning a range of techniques.


As the children make their transition into Year 3 they will undertake the End of Key Stage 1 assessments, enabling us to make judgements about the children’s attainment and progress. As role models to the children in Year 1 and EYFS, the children begin to have more responsibilities such as becoming a Play Leader or taking part in the School Council.

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