Welcome to Year 2
Mrs Green and Mr Clark welcome you to Year 2. Although this an important year as the children will be doing their SATS tests in May (more information to follow), we have lots of fun things in store and our topics include; chocolate, space and the seaside. Our PE scheme is very exciting and we are looking forward to learning new gymnastics routines and attacking and defending in team games.
In Maths we follow the White Rose curriculum which involves using concrete and pictorial methods to solve calculations. Below is an example of a bar model. Visual representations like this help the children develop their reasoning skills.
We will continue to have a times table test on a Friday, the children are expected to know their 2, 5, 10 and 3 times table. Apps such as ‘Squeebles’ and online games such as ‘Hit the Button’ will help the children with the speed of recall.
In English, the children are continuing with Read, Write Inc and Literacy and Language schemes. Units include, poetry, playscripts, persuasive writing and instructions. There is a key focus on grammar, spelling and punctuation and it would benefit the children to be able to spell all of the words of on the Year 2 spelling list. The grammar foci are suffixes, commas in lists, adjectives, nouns and noun phrases, conjunctions, apostrophes for contractions and tenses.
Although there is no formal homework in Year 2, we will respond to the needs of the children and will send home additional practice if required. We would appreciate you reading daily with your child and practising the spellings and times tables as this will have an impact on their confidence in lessons.
We are always available after school, so please come and find us if you have any questions.