26 Jun 2019

Year 2 Update Week 1


Wednesday 28th August – Meet the Teacher evening

Monday 9th September – CPD- School closed 

Friday 13th September – Mid-Autumn Festival Market

Tuesday 26th September – Year 2 Theatre Trip

Tuesday 26th September & Wednesday 2nd October – Parent Consultation evening

Friday 18th October – PTA Bowling night


Next week the children will be starting to take part in computer assessments. These are internal ESF assessment to see progress across schools. During these assessments, a supply teacher will be in class and the class teacher will be working one-on-one with each child. After these assessments are completed, we will then start individual reading assessments. Please note that due to the nature of these individual assessments, these take some time and we will update you on your child’s reading level when they are completed.


Please ensure that your child has a BHS sun hat everyday. They will also need a water bottle. As it is quite hot, it would be useful for your child to bring in a small towel to wipe themselves down after break times. All items brought to school must be named.

PE kit Library Bag
2F Monday, Tuesday, Friday Wednesday
2K Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday
2W Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Friday

The children had a great first week back. They really enjoyed talking and writing about their holiday experiences. In class they have been learning their new routines and getting to know their new friends.

The children have had their first Mandarin, Music and PE sessions. In Year 2 for Mandarin, your child will be in three classes. Ask your child who their Mandarin teacher is.


Central idea: Our experiences affect our wellbeing

Lines of inquiry:

  • People respond differently to experiences(perspectives)
  • Our thoughts affect our feelings and actions (causation)
  • Ways we can take responsibility for our wellbeing (responsibility)

The children will discuss the central idea and what wellbeing means to them. They will revisit the 5 ways to wellbeing that BHS follows: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Give, Keep Learning.

CENTRAL IDEA: We represent numbers and number relationships using the place value system


An inquiry into:

  • Ways to represent numbers
  • How we count numbers
  • The Base ten place value system

The children will be focusing on recognising, modelling, reading, writing and ordering three digit numbers. They will use a variety of manipulatives to help them

The children will be reflecting on what it means to be a writer. They will be engaged in a variety of writing tasks during the week.

The children will be focusing on the comprehension strategy of self-monitoring. They will be learning about how to make good choices when choosing their books.

The first golden book for Year 2 will be on 26th August.
Home Reading
This will start on Monday 19th August. Your child will bring home a book of the same level at which they left Year 1.
Please read at home with your child each day and sign their Reading Journal. Please encourage your child to write the date and title in their Reading Journal.