Introduction to Year 2
Year 2 is the second and final year of Key Stage 1. The structure of the day is very similar to Year 1.
Your child will still continue to learn their phonics, reading and spelling skills through Read, Write, Inc and will continue to have daily writing and maths lessons. The children will continue to learn the National Curriculum through a topic based approach. This allows the children to have an build upon their Year 1 learning and add to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.
The National Curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by Primary schools so that children learn the same things; it covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject. For more information on the National Curriculum please visit the Gov.uk website.
The school has due regard to the national curriculum at all times throughout the academic year for KS1 pupils and ensures every pupil has access to the following core subjects:
We also ensure pupils are taught the following foundation subjects:
- Art and design
- Design and technology
- Physical Education
- Relationships and Health Education
PSHE and RE
Our curriculum includes PSHE lessons and RE lessons where topics such as, e.g. raising awareness of different cultures / faiths / religions / customs or anti-bullying, can be addressed.
The school follows: ‘Jigsaw‘ for PSHE and ‘The Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2017-2022’.
All provisions made regarding PSHE and RE lessons will be made in line with the school’s PSHE Policy and RE Policy which can be accessed on the Policies page.
In addition in Year 2 pupils have positions of responsibility within the school to develop their independence; roles include peer mediators and playtime monitors.
These are the End of Key Stage One Assessments. In the main, the children are assessed by their class teacher and this is their assessed grade. However the children take a test in Reading, Maths, Spelling and Grammar to support teacher assessment.
The tests are administered to all children Nationally at any point throughout May at the schools discretion. As a school, we use the word ‘quiz’ with the children and ensure the sitting of the ‘quizzes’ is a positive experience for the children. The results of the tests are not shared with the Department for Education; teacher assessment is submitted.
More information about our curriculum can be found on the Curriculum Overview page.