This is an important year for children. At the end of year 2 they will take their SATs or Standard Assessment Tests. These are taken by all pupils in England at the end of year 2 and they are statutory.
They test the children in the subjects of writing, reading, spelling and maths. You will be given their results in their end of year report.
The Department for Education sets the tests and when they must be taken so it is important all children attend. More information can be found on the Department for Education website and in the information document, The National Curriculum In England.
We use a topic based approach to learning so that lessons are engaging, challenging and productive.
Teachers base learning on prior attainment so that all children are catered for in the class regardless of their ability. Lessons are differentiated so that all children will learn.
The children are taught literacy, numeracy, science and RE as separate subjects. The other subjects are taught through the creative curriculum. We make links with learning where ever possible. More information about the National Curriculum can be found on the Department for Education website.
They will be given homework. You will receive a letter at the start of the year informing you which days they will have homework and what is expected of them.
See the Year 2 Curriculum Maps for more details.