Year 2

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Welcome to Year 2

This vital year marks the end of Key Stage One. The children are now encouraged to work more independently in preparation for transition into Key Stage 2.

Meet the team…

Mrs Dutton – Key Stage 1 Lead and Y2D Class teacher

Mrs Scanlon – Y2SV Class teacher (Monday-Wednesday)

Mrs Vickers – Y2SV Class Teacher (Wednesday-Friday)

Mrs Selby – Learning Support and Cover Supervisor

Current Learning –

In Year 2 we seek to develop competent and confident young learners who have the key skills, knowledge and personal characteristics for a successful future learning career. We help the children to build upon and extend the knowledge and understanding they developed in Year 1, increasingly advancing their mastery of the Key Stage 1 curriculum in preparation for the Year 2 SATs in May.

Throughout the year, learning remains fun and active with engaging topics that help to create an exciting approach to the curriculum.

After our successful topics of ‘Land Ahoy’ and ‘Street Detectives’ in Term 1, our new focus for Spring 1 will be ‘Towers, Tunnels and Turrets’, with strong Design Technology links (see parent letter). The children will learn about features of castles, towers and famous tunnels and how they are made, as well as using a range of materials (including biscuits!) to construct their own. In Science, we will explore tunnelling animals.

Our main literacy focus will be Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, whilst also exploring some of Edward Lear’s weird and wacky poetry. We will use these texts to inspire our writing, including diary entries, instructions, report writing and our own poetry.

This term, the children will also take part in ‘Dance and Create’ sessions, linked to the Royal Opera House Ballet Alice in Wonderland to enhance their understanding of characters from the text. They will choreograph and perform their own ballet.

In maths we will be following the mastery maths approach to really embed the mathematical concepts touched on in Year 1. We will be using concrete and pictorial methods of representation to help lay down the roots needed for deeper, more abstract mathematical thinking later in the year. Much of this term’s maths will be focused on methods used to solve multiplication and division problems.

In R.E. we will be looking at the different customs of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

A Typical Day in Year 2 …

In Year 2 children will have daily practise in the key skills of reading, writing and mathematics. Although the timing of our learning sessions can change from day to day, please find a typical daily timetable below:

8.50-9.00 Registration

9.00-10.00 Novel Study or Phonics

10.00-10.15 Spelling

10.15-10.30 Handwriting

10.30-11.00 Assembly

11.00-11.15 Playtime

11.15-12.15 Maths Mastery

12.15-1.15 Lunchtime

1:15-1.20 Registration

1.20-1.40 Maths Meeting

1.40-2.50 Cornerstones Topic

2.50-3.10 Guided Reading

3.10-3.30 Storytime and ready for home

Year 2 Diary

Wednesday & Thursday – full PE kits please

Diaries should be brought to school every day

Home Learning

Home learning is important to help children practise and consolidate the skills taught in the classroom. We ask that homework is completed neatly, in pencil and returned to school by the date set.

Children are expected to read at least five times a week and to record this in their reading diaries in order to receive ‘Reader Leader’ awards. Additionally, children will have weekly spelling lists to practise for testing in school. English and Maths homework is sent home each Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.

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