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Cookham Rise Primary School

"We want all our children to SHINE"

Ash 2



Welcome to Year 2!  


Mrs Strawson, Ms Maher, Mrs Pocock, Miss Hone and Mrs Fraser-Gadd are very excited to be working with you and your children this year. Mrs Strawson will be teaching Monday - Wednesday, and Ms Maher will be teaching Thursday-Friday.  We see you as an active partner in your child's education and we really value your interest and support. By the end of the year we hope that the children have developed in confidence and independence to be the best that they can be. 


Our topic this term is Waterways of the World. Through this we aim to supply an enriched learning environment where children can access new information, build upon prior knowledge and develop as learners.


Literacy, maths, science, music, PE, computing, life skills and RE are taught separately.


We follow the Read Write Inc. phonics and literacy scheme which is taught for an hour every day. This scheme covers phonics, reading, writing, grammar and comprehension skills. In Year 2, children will follow on from their Read Write Inc phonic lessons from Year 1 and move onto Literacy Tree lessons once they have completed the phonic program. PE will be taught twice a week in addition to being active on our daily mile run.


Helpful information:

Every morning, your child will be greeted at the door by a member of the Year 2 Team.

There is a morning task for children to complete at their desks.

A visual timetable is accessible to all children so that they are aware of the activities planned for the day.

Every day, children have a morning break, lunch time and an afternoon break.

Homework will be set each week. This will consist of spellings (following the spelling rule taught that week) and at least one other piece of work related to what the children have been learning in school. 

Weekly curriculum letters are sent home so parents can have a better understanding of what has been completed in class.

Work is uploaded to Seesaw to help celebrate the children's endeavours. 

Our behaviour policy follows three main rules: Ready, Respectful and Safe.


We hope that all the information has been useful. If you have any additional questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 2 team.