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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Year 2

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Welcome to the Year 2 page! We are really looking forward to an exciting term of learning and fun. We hope you find the information below helpful, it should give you an insight as to what your child will be focusing on this term across the curriculum. Our termly newsletter is also attached below with further information as well as key dates. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on the Year 2 email account - year2@kingsnorth.kent.sch.uk.

MATHS        

In Maths, we follow the White Rose scheme of learning. Our main focus this term will be on calculations including; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Please see the attached documents for more detail on how to support your child. 

Below is the Year 2 scheme of learning for the upcoming year. Sometimes we may spend longer consolidating certain topics and the order in which we learn them may change slightly. However, this gives you an insight as to the topics the children will be covering this year. 

                  White rose maths

Times tables:

It is really important that children practise their times tables regularly, focusing in particular on their 10, 5 and 2 times tables. Online games such as 'hit the button' and apps such as 'Squeebles' are enjoyable ways to learn times tables. 

www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

www.timestables.com

www.ttrockstars.com  (children will be provided with a TT rockstars login later in the term)


ENGLISH

In English, we follow the Read, Write, Inc scheme of learning as well as Power of Reading. These lessons will take place Monday-Thursday with Friday being dedicated to an extended writing lesson. We will be focusing in particular on ensuring work is demarcated with full stops and capital letters, that sentences are coherent and will begin to look at grammatical aspects such as conjunctions to further enhance writing. Please help your child learn their weekly spellings as there is such a big focus on spelling in Year 2. Attached below is a list of common exception words as well as high frequency words. We would really appreciate your support in helping your child practise these so that they are confident in both reading and writing them independently.  

The video below will help you to understand how to say each of the sounds from Set 1 to Set 3. It would be really beneficial for you to watch this to support you with your child's learning. 

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/3rQRQmLf/1PKrKlSi

 

Reading:

We consistently review your child's reading level and adjust this accordingly. Please listen to your child read daily and ask them questions about what they are reading. Below are some links to online books which you may find helpful. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/


SCIENCE

In Science we are exploring 'Animals including humans'. We will be looking at the lifecycles of different animals as well as considering what keeps us and animals fit and healthy. We will explore diet, exercise and hygiene. 


PE

In PE, we follow the TLG scheme on learning. Below in a yearly overview for the topics your child will cover in Year 2. 

                   

Our weekly PE session will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. We will be exploring dance and creating a fairytale dance in the hall on these afternoons. 

Our block PE week will be the week beginning 28/11/22. We will continue our work with balls by moving onto learning skills in sending and receiving. This will be outside so please send your child in to school in warm, appropriate clothing during this week. 

 

PSHE

We follow Jigsaw for our PSHE learning. This term we will be focusing on celebrating differences. This will include gender diversity, standing up for ourselves and celebrating our differences.

This table shows ways you can support your child at home. 


 SATS

In May 2023, your child will be sitting SATs. More information regarding this will be given nearer the time. 


Staying healthy

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work/school
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

If you suspect you have symptoms:

Do

  • try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly people over 70, or those with long-term health conditions
  • ask friends, family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines but leave them outside
  • sleep alone, if possible
  • regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol, to help with your symptoms

Dont

  • do not have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)
  • do not leave your home, for example to go for a walk, to school or to public place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQCP7waTRWU&feature=youtu.be