Blwyddyn 2

Welcome to Year 2

Our class project for this half term is ‘Cynefin’

We will begin the year with our Cynefin project, which focuses on our place in the community, as well as looking at the work that people in the community do. We are very lucky to have lots of lovely visitors coming into school to help with this project including a hedgehog expert, someone from the foodbank, as well as a representative from Welsh water. As part of this project we will also be visiting a mosque.

During our project the children will be given the opportunity to choose what they would like to learn and how they would like to develop their project. We will share some of the exciting things we learn with you as our project develops through regular class updates (see below). Throughout our project the children will be developing as:

  • ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives
  • enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
  • ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world
  • healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

If you would like to get involved in our project and have expertise in any aspect of our project that you would like to bring into school, please contact the school office.


Class Updates

We’re going to be busy this term! You can follow some of our progress on the Glasllwch Twitter page: @GlasllwchP
In addition, please see your child’s individual link to their SeeSaw page which was sent home at the start of the year.


Class Information

The following information about Year 2 may be helpful.  Any unexpected changes or updates to the following information will be communicated through SeeSaw or Twitter.



Thank you for your continued support with your child’s reading. The key to success in reading is to read as often as possible and it is so important that your child reads at home as well as in school.

In Year 2, your child will read in school twice a week as part of a small group.  These sessions will include questioning of the text, practising of decoding skills and embedding phonological knowledge. Please send your child’s reading folder in every day with them. We will send a message on Seesaw each time they have read in school. We recommend that children read daily at home for ten minutes  and we would love them to write a few sentences or something more elaborate such as a book review to show their understanding of a book when they have finished it.  The can be completed in their red reading log.

The children also have opportunity to read for pleasure and the Year 2 library is stocked with lots of reading materials! If your child would like to bring in a book or magazine from home to read during these sessions they are more than welcome to! We encourage children to read what they enjoy!



Spellings will be sent out on a Friday ready for testing the following Friday. Accurate spelling is important for children’s writing development and practicing spellings at home makes a big difference to children’s writing within the classroom! We encourage the “look-cover-write-check” method for learning spellings.



We are determined to be times table experts in Year 2!  As with reading, it is really important to rehearse these at home as well.

We have been focusing on our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and are continuing to rehearse these and apply to mathematics and numeracy sessions.  In the Autumn term , we will begin by recapping our knowledge of place value before moving on to look at different strategies for addition and subtraction.



P.E. lessons are on a Friday afternoon.  Please can you ensure that the children wear the appropriate kit to school on their PE day (trainers, white top, black shorts and a black jacket/hoodie and tracksuit bottoms for colder weather).  The children will be reminded of the school health and safety policy of no jewellery being worn during these lessons. If your child is unable to take out their earrings, please provide plasters in their bag.


Home Learning

Each week your child will be assigned Home Learning activities. These include:

  • ‘Daily Jobs’. These are literacy and numeracy activities which will include reading, practising spellings and number work.
  • A weekly ‘Must Do’ job. These activities will help reinforce class learning, be linked to your child’s curriculum project, or will help to develop life-skills and promote well-being.

Home learning tasks will be shared with your child via Seesaw on a Friday and should be completed and returned to your child’s class teacher by Thursday the following week. Please submit home learning by the due date, so that staff are able to view and feedback on home learning. Children can access their Seesaw account using their unique QR code stuck in the front of their home learning books.

Your child may use their home learning book to complete tasks, but some tasks can be completed directly on Seesaw (N-Y6) and Google Classroom (Y3-Y6), or can be presented in whichever manner they prefer.

When home learning tasks require your child to complete them using Google programmes, such as: Google Classroom, Google Docs and Google Slides, your child must use their HWB log in to access these programmes.

Whilst some activities can be completed directly on these platforms, you can also take photos or videos to evidence your child’s learning and upload these to Seesaw.

Work completed in home learning books must be brought into school, but any Seesaw/Google Classroom activities can be submitted digitally.

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