Year 2 Update Week 2


Wednesday 28th August – Meet the Teacher evening 6pm

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 continue 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.

Uniform Online Ordering System 

Uniform orders will now be made online and no longer be purchased directly from PTA office.  

Payment by cheque (place in tray at reception).  

Once cheque is received, the order will be processed and sent direct to classrooms, including the link for ordering: 

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


This week in Year 2 we have been putting into practise our class essential agreements. The children have been thinking about how our actions can effect others and what helps us learn best.


The children have been further investigating place value. A really good way to support this learning at home is with discussions about money. When taking your child shopping talk about how ten one dollar coins are equivalent to 10 dollars and ten 10 dollar coins are equivalent to 100.

In English, the children have been discussing what it means to be a writer with Ms Jeves. They have explored where they might find writing and why people write. We have also been establishing the classroom routines and expectations around reading, creating a community of readers.


People’s choices impact the environment

Lines of inquiry:

  • How everyday choices can impact the environment (causation)
  • How what happens to materials when we are done with them (function)
  • Possible actions that we can take (responsibility)

The children will show what they know about how their every day actions can help and harm the environment.


Year long unit or inquiry

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 continue to 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. They will be skip counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.The children will be using mathematical language such as greater than and less than to compare numbers.


The children will thinking more about what it means to be a writer and the different purposes for writing. They will be reading across a range of text types and will be trying to identify the text type they have written.


Comprehension Strategy: Self-Monitoring and Summarising & Synthesising

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. They will also be summarising stories that they read using SCOOP. Ask your child what this stands for.

The first golden book for Year 2 will be on 26th August.
Home Reading
Well done to the children who have brought in the home reading journal each day this week. Thank you to the parents who have been signing the home reading journal. In Year 2 the children will read from Big Universe on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They can choose from K to Grade 2 as this is equivalent to the reading ages of the children in Year 2. You will also need to select the language as English.
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.