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  1. Our Children
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Year 2


Teacher : Mrs Moynihan
TA: Mrs Fleetwood

 

News from Year Two

 

 

We have a very exciting year ahead and I can not wait to get to know my new class of amazing children. I hope to see you all at the ‘Meet the Teacher’ and answer any questions that you may have.  In the meantime please have a read of the information below; this should give you a brief overview of the topics that we cover.  Our class timetable has also been uploaded onto the website as has our long term plan.

 

Reading

I will teach reading within our guided reading sessions, where children are in groups and I will work with a different group each day. I will also teach reading through our daily English lessons and phonic sessions.  In addition, an adult will hear each child in the class read at least once a week.  Each child will be given a reading record and these will be checked when they have their individual reading time. 

 

Please try your best to read with your child every day, this will help to improve fluency and accuracy and hopefully be a lot of fun to do together. When the children have read their books and it has been noted in their reading record, they will choose two new books to go home on their reading day. The children will also bring home a school library book of their choosing.  When your child has read their book they can bring it back to school and change it on a Thursday.

 

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Friday and is due back in on a Wednesday. It will be related to work covered in class and is meant as a chance for the children to consolidate their learning.  Most weeks the work will be English and maths based, but on some occasions I may set work from other curriculum areas, such as topic or science.  If homework is not completed I will work with those children during their break time to help them complete the task set.  This work is in addition to regular reading at home.

 

PE

PE lessons will be on a Wednesday and Friday every week this term. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit (named) in school on both days.  Each child will need a pair of plimsolls or trainers for PE.  This year children’s swimming sessions will take place in the summer term.

 

Science

Our science topics for this term are plants and animals including humans. We will be learning all about how plants, animals and humans grow and what they need to survive.

 

 

Topic

Our topic this term is Borehamwood. At first we will be thinking about what ‘Horrid Henry’ would find interesting about our local area and will then move on to studying what Borehamwood was like 100 years ago. 

 

Music/RE/PSHE/Art

In music we will be learning about South African music. Our RE topic this term is signs and symbols and in PSHE we will be focussing on new beginnings.  In art we will be learning about the British artist, L.S. Lowry, and creating paintings of landscapes and matchstick men.

 

Computing

The children will be learning how to code using our coding programme and also how to create images on screen.

 

Equipment

Please make sure that your child has a named water bottle in school so that they can keep hydrated during the day. Due to hygiene reasons we do not provide cups for the children, so it is very important that they have their own water bottle. 

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in to school to see me, it is ever so important that we work together to provide your child with the very best experience at school.

 

Thank you

 

Natasha Moynihan

 

 

 

 

In Year 2 we learn to:

 

 

Reading

 

  • Secure the year group phonic expectations.
  • Recognise simple recurring literary language.
  • Read ahead to help with fluency and expression.
  • Comment on plot, setting & characters in familiar & unfamiliar stories.
  • Recount main themes and events.
  • Comment on structure of the text.
  • Use commas, question marks and exclamation marks to vary expression.
  • Read aloud with expression and intonation.
  • Recognise:

o   commas in lists

o   apostrophe of omission and possession (singular noun)

  • Identify past/present tense and why the writer has used a tense.
  • Use content and index to locate information 

Our phonic scheme is Letters and Sounds

Our reading scheme is Phonics Bug and Bug club from Pearson

 

Writing

 

  • Write different kinds of sentence: statement, question, exclamation, command.
  • Use expanded noun phrases to add description and specification.
  • Write using subordination (when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (or, and, but).
  • Correct and consistent use of present tense & past tense.
  • Correct use of verb tenses.
  • Write with correct and consistent use of:

o capital letters

o full stops

o question marks

o exclamation marks

  • Use commas in a list.
  • Use apostrophe to mark omission and singular possession in nouns.
  • Write under headings.
  • Write lower case letters correct size relative to one another.
  • Show evidence of diagonal and horizontal strokes to join handwriting.

 

Maths

 

  • Compare and order numbers up to 100 and use < > =.
  • Read and write all numbers to 100 in digits & words.
  • Say 10 more/less than any number to 100.
  • Count in steps of 2, 3 & 5 from zero and in 10s from any number (forwards and backwards).
  • Recall and use multiplication & division facts for 2, 5 & 10 tables.
  • Recall and use +/- facts to 20.
  • Derive and use related facts to 100.
  • Recognise place value of any 2-digit number.
  • Add & subtract:

o   2-digit nos & ones

o   2-digit nos & tens

o   Two 2-digit nos

o   Three 1-digit nos

  • Recognise and use inverse (+/-).
  • Calculate and write multiplication & division calculations using multiplication tables.
  • Recognise, find, name and write 1/3; 1/4; 2/4; 3/4.
  • Write and recognise equivalence of simple fractions.
  • Tell time to five minutes, incluing quarter past/to.