Welcome to Year Two where your child will be encouraged to grow educationally, spiritually and socially. We are looking forward to being able to support your child on their new journey this year to reach their full potential. Within Year 2, we aim to work together to create an environment where your child can thrive and grow to become the best they can be.
Our class ethos is rooted in our school rules. We encourage the children to always try their best and have a go. We believe that children need to learn that mistakes are okay, and we can use these as learning opportunities. We encourage the children to become independent in their learning and be responsible for their personal school belongings and actions. The children continue to learn and grow socially building on their skills from Reception and Year One. The children in our class are encouraged to become one family who support and care for each other. We will share in daily prayer and walk in Christ’s footsteps, growing in faith with Jesus and each other.
Throughout Year Two the children are expected to read every night and have their record signed daily. The children should keep their books in their bag everyday so if an opportunity arises to complete reading throughout the day the children can seize this opportunity. The class will take part in PE twice a week on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please see the PE policy on the website for the correct PE uniform. Homework will be sent home on a Friday via Seesaw and completed by a Wednesday. The children will receive spellings each week on a Thursday and will complete a ‘challenge’ the following Thursday based on these spellings. This will be set on Letterjoin.
If you have any questions please ask a member of the class team as we are always happy to help. We look forward to you joining us on your child’s new journey this year reaching for the stars and learning to shine bright!
Mrs Harrison Teaching Assistant
Year 2 Writing and Reading – Advice for parents
Year 2 Maths – Advice for parents
Books from other cultures EYFS and KS1
At Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, we intend that our curriculum nurtures and develops the whole child so that each unique individual grows constantly in confidence, and has the skills and knowledge to achieve their true God-given potential. All children will access a rich, ambitious, challenging curriculum that fosters curiosity, creativity and a life-long love of learning. It is designed to provide the children in our care with experiences that will prepare them well academically whilst also enabling them to contribute to creating a better world. Our curriculum is designed to go beyond the statutory content and deliver experiences that take into consideration our children’s varied background and cultures, expanding their life experiences. Driven by this, we have developed, as part of The Romero Catholic Academy, a Romero Child Charter. This charter underpins our hopes and desires for the children in our school, as we seek to give them rich experiences and opportunities that will foster a lifelong love of learning. This is realised through six strands:
The Romero Charter (click here)
This charter goes beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum, as at Corpus Christi we seek to create a narrative that is meaningful to the children. Alongside this, we have developed, as part of The Romero Catholic Academy, a carefully-crafted curriculum to expand the children’s skills and knowledge. High-quality visits and visitors into Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School are also well-designed to enhance our curriculum.
Our curriculum is implemented through quality teaching of knowledge, skills and vocabulary across core and foundation subjects; all children at Corpus Christi will be challenged to be inquisitive, compassionate, courageous and creative learners. They will have opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge through age-appropriate and progressive themes and topics. The aim of the Key Stage One theme curriculum is to develop and enhance children’s basic skills within Geography, History, Art and Design Technology. The theme curriculum will build on the children’s learning and experiences from early years and equip them with the essential knowledge and skills to thrive within Key Stage Two.
In Key Stage One, our theme curriculum has been carefully sequenced to ensure that the children receive several opportunities to secure and embed the knowledge and skills which they are taught. Throughout their Key Stage One journey, the children will be provided with a sequence of work which gradually builds on their understanding and knowledge of the world they live in, while developing their creative and innovative thinking.
In Key Stage Two, themes will run for a term in order to allow sufficient time for children to explore subjects in detail and to give the scope for our more able children to showcase their higher order thinking skills. Explicit drivers have been established for each theme to ensure that the sense of purpose remains clear throughout. Each year group will follow the same central driver so that wider school opportunities can be taken to reinforce learning and for more effective subject leader monitoring. The main drivers are History and Geography -because of their importance in children understanding the world around them- and STEM -due to the ever-changing nature of the world we live. Other subjects will be mapped out to supplement these throughout. These core areas will also be revisited at outlined opportunities throughout the year as best practice of spiraling curricula.
Our aim is for the curriculum to extend beyond academic achievements: we want children at Corpus Christi to go out into the world and make a difference in their own lives and to the lives of others. Through our curriculum, we aspire to prepare our children for the next stage in their lives academically, spiritually and morally.