Hindley Junior & Infant School

Argyle Street, Hindley, Wigan, Lancashire WN2 3PN   01942 255339   07759 969879

Year 2 - Miss McKeever


Thank you for taking time to visit our class page. I hope you find all of the information below useful.

Who is my child's class teacher?
Miss Mckeever is the Year 2 Class Teacher. Miss Mckerney teaches 4 afternoons a week and Mrs Hoyle covers 1 afternoon a week. Mr Garry, Mrs Lowe and Mrs Hoyle are the Year 2 Learning Support Assistants.

What time does school start and finish?

The main foyer doors open at 8:45am prompt. School finishes at 3:15pm (gates will be open from 3:10pm)

When is school closed for holidays?

Please visit the term dates (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/Term%20Dates.html) section of our school website.

What will my child be learning this year?

In Reading, Phonics and Spelling, your child will consolidate set 2 and set 3 Read Write Inc sounds and learn Year 2 spelling rules. They will read green words, red words, multisyllabic words and also bring a book home which is matched to their appropriate reading level. Children will also answer questions based on what they have read.
In Writing, your child will learn how to use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks through different genres of writing. They will apply their phonic knowledge to help them spell words phonetically and they will also learn different spelling rules such as adding ‘ful’ and ‘ness’ to a word. They will also learn how to form letters in a cursive style and sit them correctly on the line. Your child will learn how to write complex sentences including all of the above and using coordination and subordinating conjunctions.
In Maths, your child will learn how to count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward. They will learn to solve problems with addition and subtraction and recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100. They will learn to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers. They will learn recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 pf a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.
In Science, we will learn about animals including humans, everyday materials, plants and living things and their habitats.
In the Wider Curriculum, we will learn key knowledge, skills and vocabulary through different topics such as Continents and Oceans, The Great Fire of London, Mechanisms and Pablo Picasso. Please see the Wider Curriculum page on our school website for more information on each subject.




When does my child have PE?

Tuesday and Thursday.
On these days, your child should come to school dressed in their PE kit and trainers. Please see the uniform page on our website (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/Uniform.html)

What should my child bring to school each day?

All stationery will be provided by school. Children do not need to bring any pens or pencils into school. Toys are not allowed to be brought into school from home.  
A drinks bottle (with water already in) with their name on. If sunny your child should come to school with sun cream already applied and a sun hat. 
Your child’s Reading Record must be brought into school every day so that it can be stamped and checked. On a Monday your child needs to bring their spelling book into school and it will be returned the same day.

What homework will my child get?

The children are greatly encouraged to read their school reading book at least five times each week at home. Every time you listen to your children read and sign their home diary, they will receive stamp and if they receive 5 stamps they will receive a small prize. All the children who have read 5 times will also have their name placed into a raffle and a winner shall be chosen each week.
Homework will be sent home weekly and this will be based around the key spelling rules and common exception words for Y2. This will be sent home on a Monday and tested the following Monday.

Why is reading so important?

The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading is the bedrock of all learning.
Our class author in Year 2 is Anthony Browne. We will read a variety of his books throughout the year.
For more information about reading please visit our reading page on the school website (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/reading.html)

How will I receive updates and messages from school?

Staff are always available at the end of the day to answer any quick questions or queries. Class Dojo is used as the main lines of communication throughout school, so please make sure that all parents/carers have a class dojo account set up and regularly check messages and updates. You can send direct messages to your child's class teacher via class dojo, but please be mindful that staff are teaching, so they will not always been able to message back immediately.


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