Welcome to our Year 2 page. On this page you will find lots of information about our exciting projects this year and photographs of our achievements.
The Year 2 Team
Year 2 Curriculum
In year 2, children are required to complete their SAT’s in May. In order to prepare pupils for these we work hard in class at encouraging children to become independent thinkers and to build up their stamina to read and write longer pieces of work.
Please ensure all children bring their book bags into class every day, regardless of whether they have read the night before. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. We ask children to re-read books to develop fluency. In year 2 we also encourage the children to write and draw about their favourite books they are reading at home using their reading record. There is a prize each Friday for the child who has tried their best with this activity. We also encourage adults at home to ask children questions about this reading books not just listen to them read. This help with their comprehension skills.
Every Friday children will receive a list of year 2 words, these are either common exception words or words that contain ‘sounds’ we are learning that week in class. These need to be practised at home each evening in readiness for testing on Friday.
Handwriting is very important in year 2 and we are going to be focussing on improving our cursive writing over the next half term. We will send out handwriting homework each Friday along with spellings. We are asking that parents/carers take some time to sit with their child and encourage them to correctly form each letter using the given examples.
Autumn Term Topics
Art – Andy Warhol
Computing – E Safety
Music – Singing
PE – Gymnastics
RE – Hinduism
Science – Materials
History – 1960’s
For our English curriculum we follow the ‘Power of Reading’; focussing on a different text each half term. Each text focuses on a different theme and the children will produce a variety of pieces of writing. We are starting with the fiction text ‘Beegu’ where we will explore the themes of friendship and loneliness, all set between Earth and Space. After spending time exploring the book, the children will create some detailed descriptions using lots of adjectives, retell the story, create an exciting alternative ending and create pieces of writing in role; from the perspective of the children and Beegu.
We will also be doing daily guided reading sessions, where we will focus on a different text each week. We will be looking at a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts, as well as using our inference skills to investigate illustrations. Our guided read sessions help us build on our fluency, understanding of what we are reading in addition to being able to make predictions, sequence and retrieve information from the text.
During this half term, we will be focussing on essential Place Value skills; understanding what each digit means in 2 and 3 digit numbers and where they would come on a number line. We will then move onto developing our addition and subtraction skills, initially looking at number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. This will move onto adding and subtracting one and two digit numbers and being able to explain our method verbally and with equipment. One of our continuous objectives for this term is being able to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. We practice this every day, counting forwards and backwards.
Our topic for this half term is ‘Materials’. We will go on material hunts around the school, look at what materials are used to make different things and describe their properties. We will then look at the suitability of materials and give reasons for why certain materials are chosen for different objectives.