Achievement through Happy Learning

Year 2 2023 - 2024

Mrs Jones

Year 2 teacher/SENDco

Mrs Kearon

Year 2 teacher

Mrs Sinnott

Year 2 teacher

Mrs Farhan

Reception and Year 2 teacher

Welcome to Year 2: Blue Class and Green Class

 

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Please find below information about reading for pleasure as well as the year group's photo gallery and calendar. 

 

Reading for Pleasure

At Hatton Hill we place a high priority on encouraging children to read for pleasure. Reading for pleasure (this means reading with free will and for the pure joy of it) will help your child suceed in school and in life. Children who are keen readers don’t only get better at reading and writing, they develop wider vocabulary and broader knowledge about the world. Reading can also make a significant contribution to the wellbeing of every individual. 

Below are some recommended reads and also short films made by The Open University which are designed to support you in sharing books with your child(ren). Conversationally, enjoyably, and effectively, Book Chat develops children's language, comprehension, and pleasure. Please take the time to watch this clip as it will help you help your child enter the fascinating world of reading!

 

 

Key Stage 1 SATs 

Your child’s teacher is responsible for judging the standards your child is working at in English reading, English writing, mathematics, and science, by the end of key stage 1 (KS1). To help inform those judgements, pupils at Hatton Hill sit national curriculum assessments (commonly known as SATs) in English, mathematics, and English grammar, punctuation and spelling. The tests are a tool for teachers to help them measure your child’s performance and identify their needs as they move into KS2. They also allow teachers to see how your child is performing against national expected standards. The tests can be taken any time during May, and they are not strictly timed. Teachers will use the results from these tests, along with the work your child has done throughout the year, to help them reach their own judgements about how your child is progressing at the end of key stage 1. These teacher assessment judgements will be reported to you by the end of the summer term. 

At Hatton Hill, we approach the SATs in a positive and fun way with most children completely unaware that they are being assessed. It is likely that your child will talk happily about 'big quizzes'. If you do feel you child is anxious, please talk with his/her classteacher.

You will be invited to attend a SATs information meeting for parents in the spring term, but we do not encourage parents to complete extra work at home or to prepare their child for the tests. Instead, encourage your child to love learning by reading with them regularly and discussing the text (see below for tips); reading measures while baking; teaching them to tell the time; and learning the names of shapes. 

There are some fun resources on the CBeebies website, but traditional games and practical activities, such are baking, are often so much more fun!

KS1 Maths Recap

KS1 English Recap

Information leaflet for parents

 

Healthy Children 

We know that sometimes our pupils cannot come to school because they are really unwell - and that's the right thing to do for them and other students. Medical advice is clear however that children with mild illness will often be well enough to attend - for example if they have a cough, or cold, without a temperature. The NHS guidance Is my child too ill for school? - NHS (www.nhs.uk) is designed to support parents in their decision making about mild illness. 

We also know that pupils fall behind their friends and classmates when they miss school. At Hatton Hill School we want the amount of missed education to be reduced as much as possible. We believe that our community is stronger together, with all of our pupils in school, on time, every day. We are building life skills, life-long friendships and preparing your child for future success. 

It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school, nursery or playgroup when they're unwell. The information below is designed to help you make a decision, however if you are concerned about your child, always seek medical advice. 

 

Is my child too ill for school? https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/ 

 

Alder Hey Symptom Checker: Please see below a poster and short video clip explaining Alder Hey's new support service in the form of an easy to use symptom checker. This will help parents decide how to best access the appropriate level of care for a poorly child:

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School Nurse Attend Anywhere Appointments: The School Health Team is not currently offering face-to-face drop-in sessions at our school. Instead, Attend Anywhere Appointments are being offered online. A leaflet explaining this can be found below and dates on which the service is being offered will be emailed to you and appear on our school calendar. If you are unable to attend either of the allocated sessions but still wish to speak to the school health team. Please contact the team on:

Tel: 0151 247 6354 or via email: [email protected].

 

 

Files to Download

Year 2: Gallery items

School Fund Success, by Mrs James

Acorn Farm Adventure, by Mrs James

Year 2: Calendar items

Year 2 Outdoor PE, by Mrs James

Year 2 Indoor PE, by Mrs James

Year 2 Outdoor PE, by Mrs James

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