Year 2 has 3 classes GorillasGiraffes and Zebras and is the end of Key Stage 1, led by Mrs Elford (Assistant head).

Children in year 2 learn through structured lessons where they have a main input, followed by independent work and follow-up challenges. There are three core subjects mathematics, English and science and the foundation subjects of geography, history, design technology, art, music, computing, religious education and physical education. Phonics, 'book talk' and handwriting are part of daily life here at Heronshaw school too.

Children in Key Stage 2 are taught non-core subjects with a focus on clear progression of skills. Each subject areas aims to build on previously taught skills and subject content with a focus on deepening vocabulary. During these years of school life, children are encouraged to learn both practically and academically and all work is monitored to ensure that students are making the desired progress. We encourage children to take pride in their achievements and adopt an independent and self-reliant approach to school and particular attention is given to the social and emotional development of all children.

In the summer term, all year 2 children complete their SATs in reading, writing and maths. Due to coronavirus, a recovery curriculum is in place to support all children make rapid progress. SATs will return in 2021 and further information about how we will prepare the children for these will be shared in spring 2021.

Overviews of learning

Each half term we will publish additional information about the skills and learning that will be covered in key areas of the curriculum. Please refer to the overviews when focusing on how to support your child at home. Your child's class teacher will be able to talk through any queries that you may have.

Additional information

SATs 2021

Covid-19 has had a major impact on the children are we have crafted our recovery curriculum to support the children.  The government position remains the same and have stated that tests are scheduled to take place in May 2021.

Teacher assessment is used to report children's attainment and progress to parents.

You will also receive a teacher assessment judgement for science, but there is no science test.

You will receive your child's results by the end of the summer term.

Throughout the year, SATs style questions will be part of daily teaching.

For more information: See the links below for glossary terms and our last SATs workshop.